He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the
world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his
] The Targum prefaces the words thus,
``these things saith he who hath made the earth''The verses ( Jeremiah 51:16-19 ) are the same with ( Jeremiah 10:12-16 ) . God is described by his sovereignty, power, and wisdom; and the stupidity of men that trust in idols, and the vanity of them, are exposed, to convince the Babylonians that the Lord, who had determined on their destruction, would surely effect it, and that it would not be in the power of their idols to prevent it. (See Gill on Jeremiah 10:12).