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Jeremiah 7
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False Religion Worthless

7This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:H1697H3414H3068H559 2"Stand at the gate of the LORD'S house and there proclaim this message: "'Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the LORD.H5975H8179H3068H1004H7121H1697H559H8085H1697H3068H3063H935H8179H7812H3068 3This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H3190H1870H4611H7931H4725 4Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!"H982H8267H1697H559H1964H3068H1964H3068H1964H3068 5If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,H3190H3190H1870H4611H6213H6213H4941H376H7453 6if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm,H6231H1616H3490H490H8210H5355H1818H4725H3212H310H312H430H7451 7then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever.H7931H4725H776H5414H1H5704H5769H5769 8But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.H982H8267H1697H3276 9"'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,H1589H7523H5003H7650H8267H6999H1168H1980H310H312H430H3045 10and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"—safe to do all these detestable things?H935H5975H6440H1004H7121H8034H559H5337H6213H8441 11Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the LORD.H1004H7121H8034H4631H6530H5869H7200H5002H3068 12"'Go now to the place in Shiloh where I first made a dwelling for my Name, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.H3212H4725H7887H7931H8034H7223H7200H6213H6440H7451H5971H3478 13While you were doing all these things, declares the LORD, I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; I called you, but you did not answer.H6213H4639H5002H3068H1696H7925H1696H8085H7121H6030 14Therefore, what I did to Shiloh I will now do to the house that bears my Name, the temple you trust in, the place I gave to you and your fathers.H6213H1004H7121H8034H982H4725H5414H1H6213H7887 15I will thrust you from my presence, just as I did all your brothers, the people of Ephraim.'H7993H6440H7993H251H2233H669 16"So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you.H6419H5971H5375H7440H8605H1157H6293H8085 17Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?H7200H6213H5892H3063H2351H3389 18The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes of bread for the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger.H1121H3950H6086H1H1197H784H802H3888H1217H6213H3561H4446H8064H5258H5262H312H430H3707 19But am I the one they are provoking? declares the LORD. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?H3707H5002H3068H1322H6440 20"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: My anger and my wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground, and it will burn and not be quenched.H559H136H3069H639H2534H5413H4725H120H929H6086H7704H6529H127H1197H3518 21"'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go ahead, add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices and eat the meat yourselves!H559H3068H6635H430H3478H5595H5930H2077H398H1320 22For when I brought your forefathers out of Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices,H1696H1H6680H3117H3318H776H4714H1697H5930H2077 23but I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways I command you, that it may go well with you.H1697H6680H559H8085H6963H430H5971H1980H1870H6680H3190 24But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.H8085H5186H241H3212H4156H8307H7451H3820H268H6440 25From the time your forefathers left Egypt until now, day after day, again and again I sent you my servants the prophets.H3117H1H3318H776H4714H3117H7971H5650H5030H3117H7925H7971 26But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their forefathers.'H8085H5186H241H7185H6203H7489H1 27"When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer.H1696H1697H8085H7121H6030 28Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.H559H1471H8085H6963H3068H430H3947H4148H530H6H3772H6310 29Cut off your hair and throw it away; take up a lament on the barren heights, for the LORD has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath.H1494H5145H7993H5375H7015H8205H3068H3988H5203H1755H5678

The Valley of Slaughter

30"'The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the LORD. They have set up their detestable idols in the house that bears my Name and have defiled it.H1121H3063H6213H7451H5869H5002H3068H7760H8251H1004H7121H8034H2930 31They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.H1129H1116H8612H1516H1121H2011H8313H1121H1323H784H6680H5927H3820 32So beware, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when people will no longer call it Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter, for they will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.H3117H935H5002H3068H559H8612H1516H1121H2011H1516H2028H6912H8612H369H4725 33Then the carcasses of this people will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.H5038H5971H3978H5775H8064H929H776H2729 34I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.H7673H5892H3063H2351H3389H6963H8342H6963H8057H6963H2860H6963H3618H776H2723


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