Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel.
This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations1 or be terrified by signs2 in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.
For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman3 shapes it with his chisel.44
They adorn it with silver5 and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.65
Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak;7 they must be carried because they cannot walk.8 Do not fear them; they can do no harm9 nor can they do any good."106
No one is like you,11 O LORD; you are great,12 and your name is mighty in power.
Who should not revere13 you, O King of the nations?14 This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.