The Lord made the earth by his power; by his wisdom he created the world and stretched out the heavens.
At his command the waters above the sky a roar; he brings clouds from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning flash in the rain and sends the wind from his storeroom.
At the sight of this, people feel stupid and senseless; those who make idols are disillusioned because the gods they make are false and lifeless.
They are worthless and should be despised; they will be destroyed when the Lord comes to deal with them.
The God of Jacob is not like them; he is the one who made everything, and he has chosen Israel to be his very own people. The Lord Almighty is his name.