10 1Hear ye the word which Jehovah speaketh unto you, O house of
2thus saith Jehovah, Learn not the way of the nations, and be not
dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the nations are dismayed at them.
3For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cutteth a tree out of
the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers,
that it move not.
5They are like a palm-tree, of turned work, and speak
not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them;
for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.
6There is none
like unto thee, O Jehovah; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
7Who should not fear thee, O King of the nations? for to thee doth it
appertain; forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all
their royal estate, there is none like unto thee.
8But they are together
brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
is silver beaten into plates, which is brought from Tarshish, and gold from
Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the goldsmith; blue and
purple for their clothing; they are all the work of skilful men.
Jehovah is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at
his wrath the earth trembleth, and the nations are not able to abide his
11Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made
the heavens and the earth, these shall perish from the earth, and from under
12He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established
the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding hath he stretched out the
13when he uttereth his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the
heavens, and he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he
maketh lightnings for the rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his
14Every man is become brutish and is without
knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his graven image; for his
molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall
16The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of
all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts is
17Gather up thy wares out of the land, O thou that abidest in
18For thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will sling out the
inhabitants of the land at this time, and will distress them, that they may
19Woe is me because of my hurt! my wound is grievous:
but I said, Truly this is my grief, and I must bear it.
is destroyed, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth from
me, and they are not: there is none to spread my tent any more, and to set up
21For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not
inquired of Jehovah: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks
22The voice of tidings, behold, it cometh, and a great
commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation,
a dwelling-place of jackals.
23O Jehovah, I know that the way of man is
not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Jehovah, correct me, but in measure: not in thine anger, lest thou bring me
25Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that know thee not, and
upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have devoured Jacob,
yea, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his