New Living Translation
But the God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including Israel, his own special possession. The LORD of Heaven's Armies is his name!
King James Bible
The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.
Darby Bible Translation
The portion of Jacob is not like them; for it is he that hath formed all things, and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
World English Bible
The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Armies is his name.
Young's Literal Translation
Not like these is the Portion of Jacob, For framer of all things is He, And Israel is the rod of His inheritance, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
Jeremiah 10:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:16 Portion - God, who vouchsafes to be the portion of his people. The former - Idols are things framed or formed, but God is the former of all things. The rod of his inheritance - So called, because the inheritances of Israel were measured by a line, reed, or rod.
LibraryA Wise Desire
I remember once going to a chapel where this happened to be the text, and the good man who occupied the pulpit was more than a little of an Arminian. Therefore, when he commenced, he said, "This passage refers entirely to our temporal inheritance. It has nothing whatever to do with our everlasting destiny: for," said he, "We do not want Christ to choose for us in the matter of heaven or hell. It is so plain and easy that every man who has a grain of common sense will choose heaven; and any person …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the Law of Our God, Ye People of Gomorrah,"
The Rending of the Kingdom
"For the people of Israel belong to the LORD; Jacob is his special possession.
LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
Remember that we are the people you chose long ago, the tribe you redeemed as your own special possession! And remember Jerusalem, your home here on earth.
LORD, you are mine! I promise to obey your words!
I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things.
LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.
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