Hear the word that the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel.
Thus says the Lord: Do not learn the way of the nations, or be dismayed at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are dismayed at them.
For the customs of the peoples are false: a tree from the forest is cut down, and worked with an ax by the hands of an artisan;
people deck it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, nor is it in them to do good.
There is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might.