1Hear ye the word which the LORDspeaketh unto you, O house of Israel:2
Thus saith the LORD,Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.3
For the customsa of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.4
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne , because they cannot go . Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil , neither also is it in them to do good .
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.