1 Hear ye the word of the Lord that he speaketh unto you, O house of Israel.
2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not afraid for the signs of heaven, though the heathen be afraid of such.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest (which is the work of the hands of the carpenter) with the axe,
4 And another decketh it with silver, and with gold: they fasten it with nails and hammers that it fall not.
5 The idols stand up as the palm tree, but speak not: they are borne because they cannot go: fear them not, for they cannot do evil, neither can they do good.
6 There is none like unto thee, O Lord: thou art great, and thy Name is great in power.
7 Who would not fear thee, O king of nations? for to thee appertaineth the dominion: for among all the wise men of the Gentiles, and in all their kingdoms there is none like thee.
8 But altogether they dote, and are foolish: for the stock is a doctrine of vanity.
9 Silver plates are brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, for the work of the workman, and the hands of the founder: the blue silk, and the purple is their clothing: all these things are made by cunning men.
10 But the Lord is the God of truth: he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his anger the earth shall tremble, and the nations cannot abide his wrath.
11 (Thus shall you say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.)
12 He hath made the earth by his power, and established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his discretion.
13 He giveth by his voice the multitude of waters in the heaven, and he causeth the clouds to ascend from the ends of the earth: he turneth lightnings to rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. (1599 Geneva Bible)
8 But what saith it? The word is near thee, even in thy mouth, and in thine heart. This is the word of faith which we preach.
9 For if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God raised him up from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth man confesseth to salvation.
11 For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth in him, shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Grecian: for he that is Lord over all, is rich unto all that call on him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord, shall be saved. (1599 Geneva Bible)