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Version 0.31.57, 15 October 2020

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Jeremiah Chapter 7

1The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, to say, 2“Stand at the gate of the house of the Lord and proclaim there these words, and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, all of Judah who enter at these gates to worship the Lord. 3This is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel says: «Mend your ways and your deeds, and I will install you in this place. 4Do not put your trust in lying words, which say, ‹These are the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.› 5For if you mend your ways and your deeds properly, if you conscientiously execute justice between a man and his neighbour, 6and do not oppress the foreigner, the orphan or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and do not go after other gods to your detriment, 7then I will install you in this place, in the land which I have given your fathers from age to age. 8Look, you are putting your trust in lying words, which are to no avail. 9Will you steal and murder and commit adultery and swear falsely and burn incense to Baal, and go after other gods which you have not known, 10and then come and stand in my presence in this house at which my name is called on, and say, ‹We have been delivered in order to do all these abominations›? 11Has this house, on which my name is called in your sight, become a den of thieves? Look, I for my part have seen it, says the Lord. 12For just go to my place which is in Shiloh, where I installed my name at first, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel. 13And now, on account of your doing all these deeds, says the Lord, I arose early to speak to you, but when I spoke, you did not listen, and when I called you, you did not respond. 14And I will do to the house at which my name is called on, which you trust in, and to the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. 15And I will banish you from my presence, as I banished all your brothers, all the seed of Ephraim.» ’ 16And as for you, do not pray for this people, and do not raise a cry for help or a prayer for them, and do not entreat me, for I will not hear you. 17Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the open areas of Jerusalem? 18The sons gather wood and the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make sacrificial cakes for the queen of heaven, and to pour libations to other gods, so provoking me to anger. 19Is it me that they provoke to anger? says the Lord. Is it not themselves, with the consequence of them being shamefaced? 20That is why this is what my Lord the Lord says: ‘My anger and my fury are about to be poured out on this place, on man and on cattle, and on the wood of the countryside and on the fruit of the ground, and it will burn and not be extinguished.’ 21This is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says: ‘Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat meat. 22For I did not speak to your fathers and I did not command them when I brought them out of the land of Egypt concerning matters of burnt offering and sacrifice, 23except that I commanded them this thing, and said, «Heed my voice and I will be God to you, and you will be a people to me, and walk in all the way which I command you, in order that it shall go well with you.» ’ 24But they did not take heed, and they did not incline their ears, and they walked in various devices, and the obstinacy of their evil heart, and they became backward moving, and not forward moving, 25from the day when your fathers came out of the land of Egypt up to this day, yet I sent all my servants the prophets to them, rising early daily and sending them. 26But they did not listen to me, and they did not incline their ears, but they stiffened their necks, and they acted more wickedly than their fathers. 27And when you speak all these things to them, they do not listen to you; when you call out to them, they do not answer. 28Now you will say to them, ‘This is the nation which did not heed the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept correction. Faithfulness has been lost, and it has been cast away from their mouth. 29Shave off your long hair and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on your high places, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned the generation of his wrath. 30For the sons of Judah have done what is wrong in my sight, says the Lord. They have put their abominations in the house at which my name is called on, so as to defile it. 31And they have built the idolatrous raised sites to Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command and which did not enter my mind. 32Therefore behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when it will no longer be called Topheth and the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Killing, and they will bury people in Topheth until there is no room. 33And the corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and the animals of the land, and there will be no-one to frighten them away. 34And in the cities of Judah and the open places of Jerusalem I will put a stop to the sound of rejoicing and the sound of happiness, the sound of a bridegroom and the sound of a bride, for the land will become a desolation.

Reference(s) in Chapter 7: v.11 ↔ Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46 ● v.34 ↔ Revelation 18:23.

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