Jeremiah 10:7-17 NIV

7 Who should not revere1 you, O King of the nations?2 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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8 They are all senseless3 and foolish;4 they are taught by worthless wooden idols.5

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9 Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish6 and gold from Uphaz. What the craftsman and goldsmith have made7 is then dressed in blue and purple-- all made by skilled workers.

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10 But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God,8 the eternal King.9 When he is angry,10 the earth trembles;11 the nations cannot endure his wrath.12

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11 "Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish13 from the earth and from under the heavens.' "a

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    • a 10:11 - The text of this verse is in Aramaic.
      12 But God made14 the earth15 by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom16 and stretched out the heavens17 by his understanding.

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          13 When he thunders,18 the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning19 with the rain20 and brings out the wind from his storehouses.21

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          14 Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed22 by his idols. His images are a fraud;23 they have no breath in them.

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          15 They are worthless,24 the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.

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          16 He who is the Portion25 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things,26 including Israel, the tribe of his inheritance27-- the LORD Almighty is his name.28

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          Coming Destruction

          17 Gather up your belongings29 to leave the land, you who live under siege.

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