Jeremiah 10:6

6 Lord, there is no one like You.[a] You are great; Your name is great in power.[b]

Jeremiah 10:6 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 10:6

Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord
None like him, for the perfections of his nature, for the works of his hands, and for the instances of his kindness and beneficence, both in a way of grace and providence; there is none like him for doing good, or doing evil; that is, for bestowing favours, or inflicting punishments; there is none like him for goodness or greatness, as follows: thou art great;
in his nature; of great power, wisdom, faithfulness, truth, and goodness; and in his works of creation and providence, and in everything in which he is concerned; and greatness is to be ascribed to him, and greatly is he to be praised; and all the glory due unto his name is to be given him: and thy name is great in might;
his name is himself, and his greatness much appears in the exertion of the attribute of his power and might; in making all things out of nothing, in upholding the whole creation, and in the government of the universe; or the fame of him is great through the effects of his power, which are to be seen throughout the earth.

Jeremiah 10:6 In-Context

4 He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won't totter.
5 Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them for they can do no harm- and they cannot do any good.
6 Lord, there is no one like You. You are great; Your name is great in power.
7 Who should not fear You, King of the nations? It is what You deserve. For among all the wise people of the nations and among all their kingdoms, there is no one like You.
8 They are both senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols [made of] wood!

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Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Ex 15:11; 2 Sm 7:22; 1 Kg 8:23
  • [b]. Ps 76:1; 86:10; Mal 1:11
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