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Jeremiah 7
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Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon: Judah’s Idolatry

7The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:H1697H3414H3068H559 2"Stand at the gate of the LORD's temple and proclaim this message there. Say, 'Listen to this message from the Lord, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the Lord.'"H5975H8179H3068H1004H7121H1697H559H8085H1697H3068H3063H935H8179H7812H3068 3This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Change your ways and your deeds, and I'll let you live in this place.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H3190H1870H4611H7931H4725 4Don't trust deceptive words like these, and say, 'The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord,'H982H8267H1697H559H1964H3068H1964H3068H1964H3068 5but rather, truly change your ways and your deeds. If you truly practice justice between each person and his neighbor,H3190H3190H1870H4611H6213H6213H4941H376H7453 6and if you don't oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, and don't shed an innocent person's blood in this place, and if you don't follow other gods to your own harm,H6231H1616H3490H490H8210H5355H1818H4725H3212H310H312H430H7451 7then I'll let you dwell in this land, the land that I gave to your ancestors forever and ever.3H7931H4725H776H5414H1H5704H5769H5769 8"Look, you're trusting in deceptive words that cannot benefit.H982H8267H1697H3276 9Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear by false gods, burn incense to Baal, follow other gods that you don't know,H1589H7523H5003H7650H8267H6999H1168H1980H310H312H430H3045 10and then come to stand before me in this house that is called by my name and say, 'We're delivered' so we can continue to do all these things that are repugnant to God -H935H5975H6440H1004H7121H8034H559H5337H6213H8441 11Has this house that is called by my name become a hideout for bandits in your eyes?Look, I'm watching," declares the Lord.H1004H7121H8034H4631H6530H5869H7200H5002H3068 12"Go to my place that was in Shiloh, where I first caused my name to dwell. See what I did to it because of the evil of my people Israel.H3212H4725H7887H7931H8034H7223H7200H6213H6440H7451H5971H3478 13Now, because you have done all these things," declares the Lord, "I spoke to you over and over again, but you didn't listen. I called to you, but you didn't answer.H6213H4639H5002H3068H1696H7925H1696H8085H7121H6030 14Just as I did to Shiloh, I'll do to the house in which you trust and which is called by my name, the place that I gave to you and your ancestors.H6213H1004H7121H8034H982H4725H5414H1H6213H7887 15I'll cast you out of my sight, just as I cast out all your brothers, all the descendants of Ephraim.H7993H6440H7993H251H2233H669 16"As for you, don't pray on behalf of this people, don't cry or offer a petition for them, and don't plead with me, for I won't listen to you.H6419H5971H5375H7440H8605H1157H6293H8085 17Don't you see what they're doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem -H7200H6213H5892H3063H2351H3389 18The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven, and they pour out liquid offerings to other gods in order to provoke me.H1121H3950H6086H1H1197H784H802H3888H1217H6213H3561H4446H8064H5258H5262H312H430H3707 19Are they provoking me? asks the Lord. "Is it not themselves, and to their own shame?H3707H5002H3068H1322H6440 20Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: "I'm about to pour out my anger and my wrath on this place, on people and animals, on the trees of the field, and on the fruit of the ground. It will burn, and it won't be put out."H559H136H3069H639H2534H5413H4725H120H929H6086H7704H6529H127H1197H3518 21This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat the meat.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H5595H5930H2077H398H1320 22Indeed, when I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I didn't speak or command them about burnt offering and sacrifice,H1696H1H6680H3117H3318H776H4714H1697H5930H2077 23but I did give them this command: Obey me and I'll be your God, and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you so it will go well for you.H1697H6680H559H8085H6963H430H5971H1980H1870H6680H3190 24But they didn't listen, nor did they pay attention. They pursued their own plans, stubbornly following their own evil desires. They went backward and not forward.H8085H5186H241H3212H4156H8307H7451H3820H268H6440 25From the day your ancestors left the land of Egypt to this present time, I've sent all my servants, the prophets, to you, again and again.H3117H1H3318H776H4714H3117H7971H5650H5030H3117H7925H7971 26But they didn't listen to me, and they didn't pay attention. They stiffened their necks, and they did more evil than their ancestors.H8085H5186H241H7185H6203H7489H1 27"You will tell them all these things, but they won't listen to you. You will call out to them, but they won't answer you.H1696H1697H8085H7121H6030 28You will say to them, 'This is the nation that wouldn't listen to the voice of the Lord its God and wouldn't accept correction. Truth has perished; it has been eliminated from their discussions.H559H1471H8085H6963H3068H430H3947H4148H530H6H3772H6310 29"Cut off your hair and throw it away; let your lamentations rise on the barren heights, because the Lord has rejected and abandoned the generation that is subject to his wrath.H1494H5145H7993H5375H7015H8205H3068H3988H5203H1755H5678 30"For the people of Judah have done evil in my eyes," declares the Lord. "They have put their detestable idols in the house that is called by my name in order to defile it.H1121H3063H6213H7451H5869H5002H3068H7760H8251H1004H7121H8034H2930 31They have built high places at Topheth in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire. I didn't command this, and it never entered my mind!H1129H1116H8612H1516H1121H2011H8313H1121H1323H784H6680H5927H3820 32"Therefore, the time is near," declares the Lord, "when it will no longer be called Topheth or the Valley of Ben-Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. They'll bury in Topheth because there is no other place to do it.H3117H935H5002H3068H559H8612H1516H1121H2011H1516H2028H6912H8612H369H4725 33The dead bodies of these people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the animals of the land, and no one will disturb them.H5038H5971H3978H5775H8064H929H776H2729 34In the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem I'll bring an end to the sound of gladness and rejoicing, to the sounds of the bridegroom and bride, for the land will become a wasteland."H7673H5892H3063H2351H3389H6963H8342H6963H8057H6963H2860H6963H3618H776H2723


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