Bible: Jer 10:10-16

10:10 The Lord is the only true God.

He is the living God and the everlasting King.

When he shows his anger the earth shakes.

None of the nations can stand up to his fury.

10:11 You people of Israel should tell those nations this:

‘These gods did not make heaven and earth.

They will disappear 1  from the earth and from under the heavens.’ 2 

10:12 The Lord is the one who 3  by his power made the earth.

He is the one who by his wisdom established the world.

And by his understanding he spread out the skies.

10:13 When his voice thunders, 4  the heavenly ocean roars.

He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. 5 

He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain.

He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it. 6 

10:14 All these idolaters 7  will prove to be stupid and ignorant.

Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made.

For the image he forges is merely a sham. 8 

There is no breath in any of those idols. 9 

10:15 They are worthless, mere objects to be mocked. 10 

When the time comes to punish them, they will be destroyed.

10:16 The Lord, who is the inheritance 11  of Jacob’s descendants, 12  is not like them.

He is the one who created everything.

And the people of Israel are those he claims as his own. 13 

He is known as the Lord who rules over all.” 14 

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