Jeremiah 10:3

“For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 10:3

For the customes of the people are vaine: for one cutteth a tree out of the forrest (the worke of the handes of the workeman) with the axe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For that which is feared by the people is foolish: it is the work of the hands of the workman; for a tree is cut down by him out of the woods with his axe.
- Basic English Bible

For the statutes of the peoples are vanity; for [it is] a tree cut out of the forest, worked with a chisel by the hands of the artizan;
- Darby Bible

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
- Webster's Bible

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
- World English Bible

For the statutes of the peoples are vanity, For a tree from a forest hath one cut, Work of the hands of an artificer, with an axe,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for it is but a tree which one cutteth out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 10:3

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 10:3


10:2 Learn not - The Jews being to live among the Chaldeans in their captivity, where many of them were already, the prophet admonishes them against the Chaldean idolatries, who were all much addicted to astrology. The signs - This was so common among them, that Judicial astrologers, of what nation soever, were generally termed Chaldeans. The Heathen - Leave this to Heathens; it doth not become God's people.


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