Jeremiah 10:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
God made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
With your wisdom and power you created the earth and spread out the heavens.

Good News Translation
The LORD made the earth by his power; by his wisdom he created the world and stretched out the heavens.

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.

New Heart 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:

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that hath made the earth by His power, That hath established the world by His wisdom, And hath stretched out the heavens by His understanding;

New American Standard 1977
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.

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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is the Lord that made the earth by his strength, who set up the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the sky,

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,
Study Bible
The Sovereignty of God
11Thus you are to tell them: “The gods that did not make heaven or earth will perish from this earth and from under these heavens.” 12God made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding. 13When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar, and He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings 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 an expanse between the waters, to separate the waters from the waters."

Genesis 2:5
Now no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth, nor had any plant of the field sprouted; for the LORD God had not yet sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

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

Job 37:18
Can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?

Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Psalm 78:69
He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth He has established forever.

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

Psalm 136:5
By His insight He made the heavens. His loving devotion endures forever.

Psalm 136:6
He spread out the earth upon the waters. His loving devotion endures forever.

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

Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for He gave the command and they were created.

Isaiah 37:16
"O LORD of Hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth.

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

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

Jeremiah 10:16
The Portion of Jacob is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things: Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Jeremiah 27:5
By My great power and outstretched arm, I made the earth and the men and beasts on the face of it, and I give it to whom I please.

Jeremiah 51:15
He made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

Jeremiah 51:19
Jacob's Portion is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things, and of the tribe of His inheritance--the LORD of Hosts 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, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Jeremiah 51:15-19
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding…

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

established.

Psalm 24:2
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Psalm 78:69
And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

Psalm 93:1
The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

stretched.

Job 9:8
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Job 26:7
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Psalm 104:2,24
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: …







Lexicon
[God] made
עֹשֵׂ֥ה (‘ō·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

the earth
אֶ֙רֶץ֙ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

by His power;
בְּכֹח֔וֹ (bə·ḵō·ḥōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

He established
מֵכִ֥ין (mê·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

the world
תֵּבֵ֖ל (tê·ḇêl)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

by His wisdom
בְּחָכְמָת֑וֹ (bə·ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

and stretched out
נָטָ֥ה (nā·ṭāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

the heavens
שָׁמָֽיִם׃ (šā·mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

by His understanding.
וּבִתְבוּנָת֖וֹ (ū·ḇiṯ·ḇū·nā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice
(12) He hath made . . . he hath established.--The words are participial in form, making . . . establishing, and complete the list of divine attributes in Jeremiah 10:10, contrasting the creative might of Jehovah with the impotence of the gods of the heathen.

The world.--As contrasted with the material earth, the inhabited world, the world considered in its relation to man, as in Proverbs 8:31.

Discretion.--Better, skill.

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. 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.
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