10 But the Lord is the God of truth: he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his anger the earth shall tremble, and the nations cannot abide his wrath.

11 (Thus shall you say unto them, The gods [a]that have not made the heavens and the earth, shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.)

12 He hath made the earth by his power, and established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his discretion.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:11 This declareth that all that hath been in this chapter spoken of idols, was to arm the Jews when they should be in Chaldea among the idolaters, and now with one sentence he instructeth them both how to protect their own religion against the idolaters, and how to answer them to their shame which should exhort them to idolatry, and therefore he writeth this sentence in the Chaldean’s tongue for a memorial, whereas all the rest of his writing is Hebrew.

10 But the Lord is the true God;
    he is the living God,(A) the eternal King.(B)
When he is angry,(C) the earth trembles;(D)
    the nations cannot endure his wrath.(E)

11 “Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish(F) from the earth and from under the heavens.’”[a]

12 But God made(G) the earth(H) by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom(I)
    and stretched out the heavens(J) by his understanding.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:11 The text of this verse is in Aramaic.

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