Bible: Jeremiah 10:2-5
“Do not start following pagan religious practices. 1
Do not be in awe of signs that occur 2 in the sky
even though the nations hold them in awe.
10:3 For the religion 3 of these people is worthless.
They cut down a tree in the forest,
and a craftsman makes it into an idol with his tools. 4
10:4 He decorates it with overlays of silver and gold.
He uses hammer and nails to fasten it 5 together
so that it will not fall over.
10:5 Such idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field.
They cannot talk.
They must be carried
because they cannot walk.
Do not be afraid of them
because they cannot hurt you.
And they do not have any power to help you.” 6