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Jeremiah 10:1-7 (New International Version)

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God and Idols

10:12-16pp -- Jer 51:15-19

1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. 2 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. 3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman3 shapes it with his chisel.4 4 They adorn it with silver5 and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.6 5 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."10 6 No one is like you,11 O LORD; you are great,12 and your name is mighty in power. 7 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.
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