Jeremiah 9

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The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Chapter 10

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Hear3 ye the word which the LORD speaketh14 unto you, O house of Israel:

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Thus saith1 the LORD, Learn4 not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed11 at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed11 at them.

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For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth1 a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

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They deck17 it with silver and with gold; they fasten17 it with nails and with hammers, that it move55 not.

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They [are] upright as the palm tree, but speak17 not: they must needs2 be borne,11 because they cannot go.4 Be not afraid4 of them; for they cannot do evil,55 neither also [is it] in them to do good.53

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Forasmuch as [there is] none like unto thee, O LORD; thou [art] great, and thy name [is] great in might.

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Who would not fear4 thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain:1 forasmuch as among all the wise [men] of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, [there is] none like unto thee.

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But they are altogether brutish4 and foolish:4 the stock [is] a doctrine of vanities.

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Silver spread into plates30 is brought93 from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder:6 blue and purple [is] their clothing: they [are] all the work of cunning [men].

10

But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble,4 and the nations shall not be able to abide55 his indignation.

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Thus shall ye say60 unto them, The gods that have not made57 the heavens and the earth, [even] they shall perish60 from the earth, and from under these heavens.

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He hath made6 the earth by his power, he hath established56 the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out1 the heavens by his discretion.

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When he uttereth2 his voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend55 from the ends of the earth; he maketh1 lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth55 the wind out of his treasures.

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Every man is brutish8 in [his] knowledge: every founder6 is confounded52 by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them.

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They [are] vanity, [and] the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.4

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The portion of Jacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the former6 of all [things]; and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.

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Gather3 up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant6 of the fortress.

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For thus saith1 the LORD, Behold, I will sling out6 the inhabitants6 of the land at this once, and will distress52 them, that they may find4 [it so].

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Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous:12 but I said,1 Truly this [is] a grief, and I must bear4 it.

20

My tabernacle is spoiled,27 and all my cords are broken:8 my children are gone forth1 of me, and they [are] not: [there is] none to stretch forth6 my tent any more, and to set up56 my curtains.

21

For the pastors6 are become brutish,8 and have not sought1 the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper,52 and all their flocks shall be scattered.8

22

Behold, the noise of the bruit is come,6 and a great commotion out of the north country, to make2 the cities of Judah desolate, [and] a den of dragons.

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O LORD, I know1 that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh6 to direct53 his steps.

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O LORD, correct16 me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.55

25

Pour out3 thy fury upon the heathen that know1 thee not, and upon the families that call1 not on thy name: for they have eaten up1 Jacob, and devoured1 him, and consumed17 him, and have made his habitation desolate.52

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