‘You should not be afraid of things that happen in the sky.
You must not be like people in other countries.
They take a tree from the forest,
and they cut it with a knife to make an
They fix it to the floor so that it will not fall.
Our things save the fruit from the birds.
And they cannot speak.
Do not be afraid of them.
They cannot hurt you
and they cannot help you.’
You are great and your name is powerful.
King of the countries.
That is their duty.
There is nobody like you in all the countries.
No men are as
There is no king like you.
Things that people have made from wood cannot teach them anything.
They make it pretty with gold from Uphaz.
Then they take expensive clothes that men have made with their hands.
They put them on this
He is the God who lives for ever. He is the King who will always rule.
When he is angry, the earth moves like a leaf in the wind.
When he is angry, the people in a country cannot stand.
Only he could do that.
It was he who put the sky over the earth.
He causes clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He causes the
And he brings the winds from the place where he hides them.
Men who work to make things from metal are ashamed.
God will destroy them when he
He made everything.
He made Israel to be the people that he chose.
He is the great and powerful Lord.
Your enemies are all round you.
‘I will now throw out those people who live in this country.
I will make their lives difficult,
then their enemies will take them as their
Nobody can make me well.
I said to myself, ‘This is my pain, and I must live with it!’
They have broken all its
My sons have gone away, and they are dead.
Now nobody will put up my
They do not ask the Lord to help them,
so their work does not make them rich.
And all their sheep have run away.
People are coming from the country in the north.
They will take the people out from the towns in Judah.
Only wild animals will live there.
Only you can say where he should walk.
Do not be angry with me.
If you become angry, you might completely destroy me.
Be angry with the
The people in those countries have completely destroyed your people,
They have destroyed the country that you gave to your people.