Jeremiah 10 :3

Jeremiah 10 :3 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

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's Commentary on Jeremiah 10 :3

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

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 10 :3

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