9 Silver plates are brought from Tarshish, and gold [a]from Uphaz, for the work of the workman, and the hands of the founder: the blue silk, and the purple is their clothing: all these things are made by cunning men.
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 [b]that have not made the heavens and the earth, shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.)
Jeremiah 10:9Whereas they found the best gold: showing, that they thought nothing too dear for their idols, some read Ophir, as 1 Kings 9:28.
Jeremiah 10:11This 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.
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