Jeremiah 10:9-19 (New International Version)

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9 Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish1 and gold from Uphaz. What the craftsman and goldsmith have made2 is then dressed in blue and purple-- all made by skilled workers. 10 But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God,3 the eternal King.4 When he is angry,5 the earth trembles;6 the nations cannot endure his wrath.7 11 "Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish8 from the earth and from under the heavens.' "a 12 But God made9 the earth10 by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom11 and stretched out the heavens12 by his understanding. 13 When he thunders,13 the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning14 with the rain15 and brings out the wind from his storehouses.16 14 Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed17 by his idols. His images are a fraud;18 they have no breath in them. 15 They are worthless,19 the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish. 16 He who is the Portion20 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things,21 including Israel, the tribe of his inheritance22-- the LORD Almighty is his name.23

Coming Destruction

17 Gather up your belongings24 to leave the land, you who live under siege. 18 For this is what the LORD says: "At this time I will hurl25 out those who live in this land; I will bring distress26 on them so that they may be captured." 19 Woe to me because of my injury! My wound27 is incurable! Yet I said to myself, "This is my sickness, and I must endure28 it."
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