12 He made the earth by His power, established the worlda by His wisdom,b and spread out the heavens by His understanding.c
13 When He thunders,d the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,e and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.f
14 Everyone is stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith is put to shame by [his] carved image,g for his cast images are a lie;h there is no breath in them.i
15 They are worthless,j a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.k
16 Jacob's Portionl is not like these because He is the One who formed all things.m Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;n the Lord of Hosts is His name.o