Listen to the word that the LORD has spoken to you, people of Israel!
The LORD proclaims: Don't follow the ways of the nations or be troubled by signs in the sky, even though the nations are troubled by them.
The rituals of the nations are hollow: a tree from the forest is chopped down and shaped by the craftsman's tools.
It's overlaid with silver and gold, and fastened securely with hammer and nails so it won't fall over.
They are no different than a scarecrow in a cucumber patch: they can't speak; they must be carried because they can't walk. Don't be afraid of them, because they can't do harm or good.
LORD, no one is like you! You are great, and great is your mighty name.