Parallel Bible results for Jeremiah 10:3-9

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Jeremiah 10:3-9

KJV 3 For the customs 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. NIV 3 For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. KJV 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. NIV 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. KJV 5 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. NIV 5 Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” KJV 6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. NIV 6 No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. KJV 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. NIV 7 Who should not fear you, King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise leaders of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you. KJV 8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. NIV 8 They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols. KJV 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. NIV 9 Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz. What the craftsman and goldsmith have made is then dressed in blue and purple— all made by skilled workers.