Jeremiah 51:15

15 He made the earth by His power, established the world[a] by His wisdom,[b] and spread out the heavens by His understanding.[c]

Jeremiah 51:15 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 51:15

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).

Jeremiah 51:15 In-Context

13 You who reside by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, your life thread is cut.
14 The Lord of Hosts has sworn by Himself: I will fill you up with men as with locusts, and they will sing the victory song over you.
15 He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, and spread out the heavens by His understanding.
16 When He thunders, the waters in the heavens are in turmoil, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.
17 Everyone is stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith is put to shame by [his] carved image, for his cast images are a lie; there is no breath in them.

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