Jeremiah 10:8-18 NIV

8 They are all senseless1 and foolish;2 they are taught by worthless wooden idols.3

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9 Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish4 and gold from Uphaz. What the craftsman and goldsmith have made5 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,6 the eternal King.7 When he is angry,8 the earth trembles;9 the nations cannot endure his wrath.10

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11 "Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish11 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 made12 the earth13 by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom14 and stretched out the heavens15 by his understanding.

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          13 When he thunders,16 the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning17 with the rain18 and brings out the wind from his storehouses.19

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          14 Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed20 by his idols. His images are a fraud;21 they have no breath in them.

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          15 They are worthless,22 the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.

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          16 He who is the Portion23 of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things,24 including Israel, the tribe of his inheritance25-- the LORD Almighty is his name.26

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          Coming Destruction

          17 Gather up your belongings27 to leave the land, you who live under siege.

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          18 For this is what the LORD says: "At this time I will hurl28 out those who live in this land; I will bring distress29 on them so that they may be captured."

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