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Jeremiah 7
Holman Christian Standard Bible

False Trust in the Temple

7[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:H1697H3414H3068H559 2"Stand in the gate of the house of the LORD and there call out this word: Hear the word of the LORD, all [you people] of Judah who enter through these gates to worship the LORD.H5975H8179H3068H1004H7121H1697H559H8085H1697H3068H3063H935H8179H7812H3068 3"This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Correct your ways and your deeds, and I will allow you to live in this place.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H3190H1870H4611H7931H4725 4Do not trust deceitful words, chanting: This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.H982H8267H1697H559H1964H3068H1964H3068H1964H3068 5Instead, if you really change your ways and your actions, if you act justly toward one another,H3190H3190H1870H4611H6213H6213H4941H376H7453 6if you no longer oppress the alien, the fatherless, and the widow and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods, bringing harm on yourselves,H6231H1616H3490H490H8210H5355H1818H4725H3212H310H312H430H7451 7I will allow you to live in this place, the land I gave to your ancestors forever and ever.H7931H4725H776H5414H1H5704H5769H5769 8[But] look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.H982H8267H1697H3276 9"Do you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known?H1589H7523H5003H7650H8267H6999H1168H1980H310H312H430H3045 10Then do you come and stand before Me in this house called by My name and insist: We are safe? As a result, you are free to continue doing all these detestable acts!H935H5975H6440H1004H7121H8034H559H5337H6213H8441 11Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your view? Yes, I too have seen [it]." [This is] the LORD's declaration.H1004H7121H8034H4631H6530H5869H7200H5002H3068

Shiloh As a Warning

12"But return to My place that was at Shiloh, where I made My name dwell at first. See what I did to it because of the evil of My people Israel.H3212H4725H7887H7931H8034H7223H7200H6213H6440H7451H5971H3478 13Now, because you have done all these things"— [this is] the LORD's declaration— "and because I have spoken to you time and time again but you wouldn't listen, and I have called to you, but you wouldn't answer,H6213H4639H5002H3068H1696H7925H1696H8085H7121H6030 14what I did to Shiloh I will do to the house that is called by My name— the house in which you trust— the place that I gave you and your ancestors.H6213H1004H7121H8034H982H4725H5414H1H6213H7887 15I will drive you from My presence, just as I drove out all of your brothers, all the descendants of Ephraim.H7993H6440H7993H251H2233H669

Do Not Pray for Judah

16"As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not offer a cry or a prayer on their behalf, and do not beg Me, for I will not listen to you.H6419H5971H5375H7440H8605H1157H6293H8085 17Don't you see how they behave in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?H7200H6213H5892H3063H2351H3389 18The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.H1121H3950H6086H1H1197H784H802H3888H1217H6213H3561H4446H8064H5258H5262H312H430H3707 19But are they really provoking Me?" [This is] the LORD's declaration. "Isn't it they themselves [being provoked] to disgrace?"H3707H5002H3068H1322H6440 20Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: "Look, My anger— My burning wrath— is about to be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the tree of the field, and on the fruit of the ground. My wrath will burn and not be quenched."H559H136H3069H639H2534H5413H4725H120H929H6086H7704H6529H127H1197H3518

Obedience Over Sacrifice

21This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices, and eat the meat yourselves,H559H3068H6635H430H3478H5595H5930H2077H398H1320 22for when I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak with them or command them concerning burnt offering and sacrifice.H1696H1H6680H3117H3318H776H4714H1697H5930H2077 23However, I did give them this command: Obey Me, and then I will be your God, and you will be My people. You must walk in every way I command you so that it may go well with you."H1697H6680H559H8085H6963H430H5971H1980H1870H6680H3190 24Yet they didn't listen or pay attention but walked according to their own advice and according to their own stubborn, evil heart. They went backward and not forward.H8085H5186H241H3212H4156H8307H7451H3820H268H6440 25Since the day your ancestors came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent all My servants the prophets to you time and time again.H3117H1H3318H776H4714H3117H7971H5650H5030H3117H7925H7971 26However, they wouldn't listen to Me or pay attention but became obstinate; they did more evil than their ancestors.H8085H5186H241H7185H6203H7489H1

A Lament for Disobedient Judah

27"When you speak all these things to them, they will not listen to you. When you call to them, they will not answer you.H1696H1697H8085H7121H6030 28You must therefore declare to them: This is the nation that would not listen to the voice of the LORD their God and would not accept discipline. Truth has perished— it has disappeared from their mouths.H559H1471H8085H6963H3068H430H3947H4148H530H6H3772H6310 29Cut off the hair of your sacred vowand throw it away. Raise up a dirge on the barren heights, for the LORD has rejected and abandoned the generation under His wrath.H1494H5145H7993H5375H7015H8205H3068H3988H5203H1755H5678 30"For the Judeans have done what is evil in My sight." [This is] the LORD's declaration. "They have set up their detestable things in the house that is called by My name and defiled it.H1121H3063H6213H7451H5869H5002H3068H7760H8251H1004H7121H8034H2930 31They have built the high places of Tophethin the Valley of Hinnomin order to burn their sons and daughters in the fire, a thing I did not command; I never entertained the thought.H1129H1116H8612H1516H1121H2011H8313H1121H1323H784H6680H5927H3820 32"Therefore, take note! Days are coming"— the LORD's declaration— "when [this place] will no longer be called Topheth and the Valley of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. Topheth will become a cemetery, because there will be no other burial place.H3117H935H5002H3068H559H8612H1516H1121H2011H1516H2028H6912H8612H369H4725 33The corpses of these people will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them off.H5038H5971H3978H5775H8064H929H776H2729 34I will remove from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sound of joy and gladness and the voices of the bridegroom and the bride, for the land will become a desolate waste.H7673H5892H3063H2351H3389H6963H8342H6963H8057H6963H2860H6963H3618H776H2723


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