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They use silver from the city of Tarshish
    and gold from the city of Uphaz and make their statues.
Carpenters and metalworkers make the idols.
    They put blue and purple clothes on them.
    “Wise men” make these “gods.”
10 But the Lord is the only true God.
    He is the only God who is alive.
    He is the King who rules forever.
The earth shakes when he is angry.
    The people of the nations cannot stop his anger.

11 The Lord says, “Tell them this message:
    ‘These false gods did not make heaven and earth.
    They will be destroyed and disappear from heaven and earth.’”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:11 Tell them this message … earth This part was written in Aramaic, not Hebrew. This was the language people used often when writing to people in other countries. It was also the language spoken in Babylon.

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