Jeremiah 10:12-16 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 But it is God whose power made the earth, whose wisdom gave shape to the world, who crafted the cosmos. 12 But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
13 He thunders, and rain pours down. He sends the clouds soaring. He embellishes the storm with lightnings, launches wind from his warehouse. 13 When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
14 Stick-god worshipers looking mighty foolish, god-makers embarrassed by their handmade gods! Their gods are frauds - dead sticks, 14 Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud; they have no breath in them.
15 deadwood gods, tasteless jokes. When the fires of judgment come, they'll be ashes. 15 They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.
16 But the Portion-of-Jacob is the real thing. He put the whole universe together And pays special attention to Israel. His name? God-of-the-Angel-Armies! 16 He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the tribe of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.