Jeremiah 10 - Prayer Tents



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Jeremiah 10
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God and Idols

10Hear what the LORD says to you, house of Israel.H8085H1697H3068H1696H1004H3478 2This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them.H559H3068H3925H1870H1471H2865H226H8064H1471H2865H1992 3For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a skilled worker shapes it with a chisel.H2708H5971H1892H3772H6086H3293H4639H3027H2796H4621 4They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.H3302H3701H2091H2388H4548H4717H6328 5Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good."H4749H8560H1696H5375H5375H6805H3372H7489H3190 6No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.H3068H1419H8034H1419H1369 7Who should not fear you, King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise rulers of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.H3372H4428H1471H2969H2450H1471H4438 8They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.H259H1197H3688H6086H4148H1892 9Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz. What the goldsmith and engraver have made is then dressed in blue and purple—all made by skilled workers.H3701H7554H935H8659H2091H210H4639H2796H3027H6884H8504H713H3830H4639H2450 10But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.H3068H571H430H2416H430H5769H4428H7110H776H7493H1471H3557H2195 11"Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.' "H1836H560H426H3809H5648H8065H778H7H772H8460H429H8065 12But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.H6213H776H3581H3559H8398H2451H5186H8064H8394 13When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.H5414H6963H1995H4325H8064H5387H5927H7097H776H6213H1300H4306H3318H7307H214 14Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; all goldsmiths are shamed by their idols. Their images are a fraud; they have no breath in them.H120H1197H1847H6884H3001H6459H5262H8267H7307 15They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.H1892H4639H8595H6256H6486H6 16He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the tribe of his inheritance—the LORD Almighty is his name.H2506H3290H3335H3478H7626H5159H3068H6635H8034

Coming Destruction

17Gather up your belongings to leave the land, you who live under siege.H622H3666H776H3427H4692 18For this is what the LORD says: "At this time I will hurl out those who live in this land; I will bring distress on them so that they may be captured."H559H3068H7049H3427H776H6471H6887H4672 19Woe to me because of my injury! My wound is incurable! Yet I said to myself, "This is my sickness, and I must endure it."H188H7667H4347H2470H559H389H2483H5375 20My tent is destroyed; all its ropes are snapped. My children are gone from me and are no more; no one is left now to pitch my tent or to set up my shelter.H168H7703H4340H5423H1121H3318H5186H168H6965H3407 21The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the LORD; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.H7462H1197H1875H3068H7919H4830H6327 22Listen! The report is coming—a great commotion from the land of the north! It will make the towns of Judah desolate, a haunt of jackals.H6963H8052H935H1419H7494H6828H776H7760H5892H3063H8077H4583H8577

Jeremiah’s Prayer

23LORD, I know that people's lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.H3068H3045H1870H120H376H1980H3559H6806 24Discipline me, LORD, but only in due measure—not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing.H3068H3256H4941H639H4591 25Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.H8210H2534H1471H3045H4940H7121H8034H398H3290H398H3615H5116H8074


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