"His sword" does not mean Jahveh's, but the sword carried by the devastator. if â¦ 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. Jeremiah 49:10 Context. What Does Jeremiah 10:23 Mean? 7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? I know, O LORD, that a man's way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23. âBecause this verse is in Aramaic, a number of expositors reject it as a gloss. 1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. The prophet does not mention prayer here, but what he says has much to do with prayer's great value to mankind. 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him. God addressed the entire house of Israel, which included the Northern Kingdom already in exile, and explained the foolishness of idols. 10 1 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. Jeremiah 10:3. 9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. 9 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy â¦ The first 16 verses of chapter 10 are parenthetical. 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. Furthermore, it fits the context splendidly. For the ordinances of the peoples are vain. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. Jeremiah foretold the dispersion of Israel, and witnessed the terrible destruction of the temple and devastation of his beloved city of Jerusalem. It is the only verse in Jeremiah in Aramaic, a language quite similar to Hebrew. Jeremiah 1:10 Context. 7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Jeremiah 10:23(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Jeremiah 10:11 may have been a popular anti-idolatry proverb or saying of that time, quoted in Aramaic. Jeremiah 10:1-5. ×Ö¼×£ ×¨××Ö¼×, Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 12:24. Jeremiah 10:3-5 King James Version (KJV). And now, with that first major section of Jeremiah 10 completed, the Lord gets back to threatening his rebellious unrepentant people with exile for the rest of Jeremiah 10. In Jeremiah 48:11 follows the reason why the judgment has necessarily come on Moab. The False Gods and the True God. See, I have this day set thee over the nations, and over the kingdoms Not as a prince, but as a prophet over them, to prophesy things concerning them, whether good or evil, which should certainly come to pass as he predicted: to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down; that is, to foretell that such a kingdom and nation should be rooted out, as â¦ Jeremiah 10 Commentary Verses 17-18. But all the versions have it. Jeremiah 10:2 Context. Before continuing his discussion of the coming Exile, Jeremiah focused on the nature of the God who would bring this judgment. Many pastures have destroyed my vineyard â Many eaters, or devourers, as Dr. Waterland translates ×¨×¢×× ×¨×××, by which the Chaldee Paraphrast understands the generals of the Chaldean army, an interpretation which seems to be justified by the two following verses: though some explain it of the rulers of the Jews, who, by their wicked government, and equally â¦ Thus saith Jahveh: To the ways of the heathen use yourselves not, and at the signs of the heaven be not dismayed, because the heathen are dismayed at them. ×¨××Ö¼× is used adverbially, but not in the sense of "deceitfully," rather "carelessly, negligently;" cf. is their wisdom vanished? Jeremiah 10:2. Jeremiah 1:10. Jeremiah 12:10-11. 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. is counsel perished from the prudent? The verse states the universal problem of mankind. Jeremiah 10:23 reveals why humanity is the way it is and why prayer is important. The Lord tells the people that heâs going to exile them out of the land in Jeremiah 10:17-18. 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. For it is wood, which one hath cut out of the forest, a work of the craftsman's hands with the axe. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.