Jeremiah 51:15-19 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 He made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. He has stretched out the heavens by his understanding. 15 "He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
16 When he speaks, there is thunder in the heavens. He causes the clouds to rise over the earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses. 16 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.
17 Compared to him, all people are foolish and have no knowledge at all! They make idols, but the idols will disgrace their makers, for they are frauds. They have no life or power in them. 17 "Every man is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud; they have no breath in them.
18 Idols are worthless; they are lies! The time is coming when they will all be destroyed. 18 They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.
19 But the God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including his people, his own special possession. The LORD Almighty is his name! 19 He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the tribe of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.