Jeremiah 10:12
New International Version
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

New Living Translation
But the LORD made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding he stretched out the heavens.

English Standard Version
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

King James Bible
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

New King James Version
He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.

New American Standard Bible
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

NASB 1995
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

NASB 1977
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

Amplified Bible
God made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom And by His understanding and skill He has stretched out the heavens.

Christian Standard Bible
He made the earth by his power, established the world by his wisdom, and spread out the heavens by his understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, and spread out the heavens by His understanding.

American Standard Version
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding hath he stretched out the heavens:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH made the Earth by his power, and he has set the world in order by his wisdom, and by his understanding he has stretched out Heaven

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is the Lord that made the earth by his strength, who set up the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the sky,

Contemporary English Version
With your wisdom and power you created the earth and spread out the heavens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that maketh the earth by his power, that prepareth the world by his wisdom, and stretcheth out the heavens by his knowledge.

English Revised Version
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding hath he stretched out the heavens:

Good News Translation
The LORD made the earth by his power; by his wisdom he created the world and stretched out the heavens.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD made the earth by his power. He set up the world by his skill. He stretched out the world by his understanding.

International Standard Version
The LORD is the one who made the world by his power, who established the earth by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that hath made the earth by His power, That hath established the world by His wisdom, And hath stretched out the heavens by His understanding;

Literal Standard Version
The Maker of the earth by His power, The Establisher of the world by His wisdom, Who, by His understanding, stretched forth the heavens—

NET Bible
The LORD is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom established the world. And by his understanding he spread out the skies.

New Heart English Bible
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:

World English Bible
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:

Young's Literal Translation
The maker of the earth by His power, The establisher of the world by His wisdom, Who, by His understanding, stretched forth the heavens,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sovereignty of God
11Thus you are to tell them: “These gods, who have made neither the heavens nor the earth, will perish from this earth and from under these heavens.” 12The LORD made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding. 13When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He generates the lightning with the rain and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:6
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, to separate the waters from the waters."

Genesis 2:5
Now no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth, nor had any plant of the field sprouted; for the LORD God had not yet sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 37:18
can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?

Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Psalm 78:69
He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth He has established forever.


Treasury of Scripture

He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

hath made.

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Jeremiah 51:15-19
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding…

Genesis 1:1,6-9
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

established.

Psalm 24:2
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Psalm 78:69
And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

Psalm 93:1
The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

stretched.

Job 9:8
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Job 26:7
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Psalm 104:2,24
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: …









(12) He hath made . . . he hath established.--The words are participial in form, making . . . establishing, and complete the list of divine attributes in Jeremiah 10:10, contrasting the creative might of Jehovah with the impotence of the gods of the heathen.

The world.--As contrasted with the material earth, the inhabited world, the world considered in its relation to man, as in Proverbs 8:31.

Discretion.--Better, skill.

Verses 12-16. - Repeated with a slight variation in Jeremiah 51:15-19. Verse 12. - He hath made the earth, etc. (comp. the frequent references to the Divine creatorship in the latter part of Isaiah (Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 45:12, 18; Isaiah 51:13). By his discretion; rather, by his understanding.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[God] made
עֹשֵׂ֥ה (‘ō·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the earth
אֶ֙רֶץ֙ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

by His power;
בְּכֹח֔וֹ (bə·ḵō·ḥōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

He established
מֵכִ֥ין (mê·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

the world
תֵּבֵ֖ל (tê·ḇêl)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

by His wisdom
בְּחָכְמָת֑וֹ (bə·ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

and stretched out
נָטָ֥ה (nā·ṭāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

the heavens
שָׁמָֽיִם׃ (šā·mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

by His understanding.
וּבִתְבוּנָת֖וֹ (ū·ḇiṯ·ḇū·nā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice


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