Hear the word that the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
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,
1for the customs of the peoples are vanity. 2A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.
3They decorate it with silver and gold; 4they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.