Jeremiah 10:12

12 But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Read Jeremiah 10:12 Using Other Translations

He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
But the LORD made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding he stretched out the heavens.

What does Jeremiah 10:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 10:12

He hath made the earth by his power
The Targum considers these words as a continuation of the answer of the Jews to the Chaldeans, paraphrasing them thus,

``and so shall ye say unto them, `we worship him who hath made the earth by his power':''
who stands opposed to the gods that made not the heavens and the earth, that had no title to deity, nor right to worship; but the true God has both; and his making the earth out of nothing, and hanging it upon nothing, and preserving it firm and stable, are proofs of his almighty power, and so of his deity; and consequently that he ought to be worshipped, and he only. He hath established the world by his wisdom;
upon the rivers and floods; or he hath poised it in the air; or he hath disposed it in an orderly, regular, and beautiful manner, as the word F21 used signifies; by making it terraqueous, partly land, and partly water; by opening in it fountains and rivers; by diversifying it with hills and vales, with wood and arable land; all which show the wisdom as well as the power of God. And hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion;
as a canopy over the earth, as a tent to dwell in; and which is beautifully bespangled with the luminaries in it; hence it has the name of expanse, or the firmament of heaven.
FOOTNOTES:

F21 (Nykm) "aptavit", Cocceius; "preparans", Schmidt; a (Nwk) "aptavit, disposuit", Gussetius.
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