Idols and the Living God

1 Hear the word that the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
2 Thus says the LORD: "Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them,
3 1for the customs of the peoples are vanity.a 2A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.
4 3They decorate it with silver and gold; 4they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.