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Jeremiah 10:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The portion of Jacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the former of all [things]; and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The portion of Jacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the former of all [things]; and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The portion of Jacob is not like them; for it is he that hath formed all [things], and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Not like these, is the portion of Jacob, For, the fashioner of all things, is, he, And, Israel, is his inherited sceptre,—Yahweh of hosts, is his name.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Not like these [is] the Portion of Jacob, For framer of all things [is] He, And Israel [is] the rod of His inheritance, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The portion of Jacob is not like these: for it is he who formed all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the Lord of hosts is his name.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The portion of Iacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the fourmer of all things, and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hostes [is] his Name.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Such is not the portion of Jacob; for he that formed all things, he is his inheritance; the Lord is his name.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The portion of Yaaqov [is] not like them: for he [is] the former of all [things]; and Yisrael [is] the rod of his inheritance: Yahweh Tzevaoth [is] his name.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The portion 2506
{2506} Prime
חֵלֶק
cheleq
{khay'-lek}
From H2505; properly smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment.
of Ya`kv יַעֲקֹב 3290
{3290} Prime
יַעֲקֹב
Ya`aqob
{yah-ak-obe'}
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch.
[is] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
like them: x428
(0428) Complement
אֵלֶּה
'el-leh
{ale'-leh}
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] the former 3335
{3335} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[things]; and Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
[is] the rod 7626
{7626} Prime
שֵׁבֶט
shebet
{shay'-bet}
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan.
of his inheritance: 5159
{5159} Prime
נַחֲלָה
nachalah
{nakh-al-aw'}
From H5157 (in its usual sense); properly something inherited, that is, (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Xv צְבָאוֹת 6635
{6635} Prime
צָבָא
tsaba'
{tsaw-baw'}
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship).
[is] his name. 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 10:16

_ _ portion — from a Hebrew root, “to divide.” God is the all-sufficient Good of His people (Numbers 18:20; Psalms 16:5; Psalms 73:26; Lamentations 3:24).

_ _ not like them — not like the idols, a vain object of trust (Deuteronomy 32:31).

_ _ former of all things — the Fashioner (as a potter, Isaiah 64:8) of the universe.

_ _ rod of his inheritance — The portion marked off as His inheritance by the measuring rod (Ezekiel 48:21). As He is their portion, so are they His portion (Deuteronomy 32:9). A reciprocal tie (compare Jeremiah 51:19; Psalms 74:2, Margin). Others make “rod” refer to the tribal rod or scepter.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 10:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 10:16

Portion — God, who vouchsafes to be the portion of his people. The former — Idols are things framed or formed, but God is the former of all things. The rod of his inheritance — So called, because the inheritances of Israel were measured by a line, reed, or rod.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 10:16

The (i) portion of Jacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the former of all [things]; and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.

(i) By these words, portion and rod, he signifies their inheritance, meaning that God would be all sufficient for them: and that their happiness consisted in him alone, and therefore they ought to renounce all other help and comfort as of idols, etc. (Deuteronomy 32:9; Psalms 16:5).

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portion:

Jeremiah 51:19 The portion of Jacob [is] not like them; for he [is] the former of all things: and [Israel is] the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Psalms 16:5-6 The LORD [is] the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. ... The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalms 119:57 CHETH. [Thou art] my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Psalms 142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my refuge [and] my portion in the land of the living.
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD [is] my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

former:

Jeremiah 10:12 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.
Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].

Israel:

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth [is] mine:
Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD'S portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot of his inheritance.
Psalms 74:2 Remember thy congregation, [which] thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, [which] thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
Psalms 135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, [and] Israel for his peculiar treasure.
Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

The LORD[YHWH]:

Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, [and] the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts [is] his name:
Jeremiah 32:18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, [is] his name,
Jeremiah 50:34 Their Redeemer [is] strong; the LORD of hosts [is] his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Isaiah 47:4 [As for] our redeemer, the LORD of hosts [is] his name, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 51:15 But I [am] the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the LORD of hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
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Ex 19:5. Dt 32:9. Ps 16:5; 73:26; 74:2; 119:57; 135:4; 142:5. Pv 16:4. Is 45:7; 47:4, 6; 51:15; 54:5. Jr 10:12; 31:35; 32:18; 50:34; 51:19. Lm 3:24.

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