This is a translation from the King James version at biblegateway.com. There is likely some variation between the 100s of different bibles and translations out there. It seems to me that LORD is saying that the heathens are cutting down trees, decorating them and that's bad.
1Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3For 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.
4They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Please Explain: Jeremiah 10: 1-4
I'm confused about the Christmas Tree after I read Jeremiah Chapter 10 verses 1-4 in my bible.