Jeremiah 10:12
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New International Version
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

New Living Translation
But God made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding he stretched out the heavens.

English Standard Version
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

New American Standard Bible
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

King James Bible
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, and spread out the heavens by His understanding.

International Standard Version
The LORD is the one who made the world by his power, who established the earth by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

NET Bible
The LORD is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom established the world. And by his understanding he spread out the skies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD made the earth by his power. He set up the world by his skill. He stretched out the world by his understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that makes the earth by his power, he that orders the world with his wisdom and extends the heavens with his intelligence:

King James 2000 Bible
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at his discretion.

American King James Version
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

American Standard Version
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding hath he stretched out the heavens:

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that maketh the earth by his power, that prepareth the world by his wisdom, and stretcheth out the heavens by his knowledge.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

English Revised Version
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding hath he stretched out the heavens:

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

World English Bible
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:

Young's Literal Translation
The maker of the earth by His power, The establisher of the world by His wisdom, Who, by His understanding, stretched forth the heavens,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-16 The prophet shows the glory of Israel's God, and exposes the folly of idolaters. Charms and other attempts to obtain supernatural help, or to pry into futurity, are copied from the wicked customs of the heathen. Let us stand in awe, and not dare provoke God, by giving that glory to another which is due to him alone. He is ready to forgive, and save all who repent and believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ. Faith learns these blessed truths from the word of God; but all knowledge not from that source, leads to doctrines of vanity.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 12-16. - Repeated with a slight variation in Jeremiah 51:15-19. Verse 12. - He hath made the earth, etc. (comp. the frequent references to the Divine creatorship in the latter part of Isaiah (Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 45:12, 18; Isaiah 51:13). By his discretion; rather, by his understanding.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He hath made the earth by his power,.... The Targum considers these words as a continuation of the answer of the Jews to the Chaldeans, paraphrasing them thus,

"and so shall ye say unto them, `we worship him who hath made the earth by his power':''

who stands opposed to the gods that made not the heavens and the earth, that had no title to deity, nor right to worship; but the true God has both; and his making the earth out of nothing, and hanging it upon nothing, and preserving it firm and stable, are proofs of his almighty power, and so of his deity; and consequently that he ought to be worshipped, and he only.

He hath established the world by his wisdom; upon the rivers and floods; or he hath poised it in the air; or he hath disposed it in an orderly, regular, and beautiful manner, as the word (u) used signifies; by making it terraqueous, partly land, and partly water; by opening in it fountains and rivers; by diversifying it with hills and vales, with wood and arable land, &c.; all which show the wisdom as well as the power of God.

And hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion; as a canopy over the earth, as a tent to dwell in; and which is beautifully bespangled with the luminaries in it; hence it has the name of expanse, or the firmament of heaven.

(u) "aptavit", Cocceius; "preparans", Schmidt; a "aptavit, disposuit", Gussetius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Continuation of Jer 10:10, after the interruption of the thread of the discourse in Jer 10:11 (Ps 136:5, 6).

Jeremiah 10:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Sovereignty of God
11Thus you shall say to them, "The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under the heavens." 12It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens. 13When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:6
And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."

Genesis 2:5
Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,

Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 37:18
can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

Job 38:4
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

Psalm 78:69
He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

Psalm 104:24
How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Psalm 136:5
who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:6
who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.

Psalm 148:4
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.

Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,

Isaiah 37:16
"LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 40:22
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Isaiah 45:18
For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no other.

Jeremiah 10:16
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Jeremiah 27:5
With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.

Jeremiah 51:15
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Jeremiah 51:19
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
Treasury of Scripture

He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

hath made.

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Jeremiah 51:15-19 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world …

Genesis 1:1,6-9 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

Job 38:4-7 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, …

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Psalm 136:5,6 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever…

Psalm 146:5,6 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Psalm 148:4,5 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens…

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made …

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that …

established.

Psalm 24:2 For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the floods.

Psalm 78:69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which …

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed …

Psalm 119:90 Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the …

Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has he …

Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the …

Isaiah 45:18 For thus said the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that …

Isaiah 49:8 Thus said the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in …

stretched.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Psalm 104:2,24 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out …

Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants …

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched …

Isaiah 44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the …

Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have …

Isaiah 48:13 My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

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