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Jeremiah 10:3

    Jeremiah 10:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 10:3

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 10:3

    The customs of the people are vain - חקות chukkoth; the statutes and principles of the science are vain, empty, and illusory. They are founded in nonsense, ignorance, idolatry, and folly.

    One cutteth a tree out of the forest - See the notes on Isaiah 40:19 (note), and Isaiah 44:9 (note), etc., which are all parallel places and where this conduct is strongly ridiculed.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 10:3

    The customs - Better, as the marg, "the ordinances," established institutions, "of the peoples, i. e." pagan nations.