Jeremiah 7

7:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
7:2 Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there
 this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all [ye of]
 Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
7:3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your
 ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this
7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD,
 The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, [are] these.
7:5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye
 thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor;
7:6 [If] ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the
 widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk
 after other gods to your hurt:
7:7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land
 that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
7:8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
7:9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear
 falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods
 whom ye know not;
7:10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called
 by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these
7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of
 robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen [it], saith the
7:12 But go ye now to my place which [was] in Shiloh, where I
 set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the
 wickedness of my people Israel.
7:13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the
 LORD, and I spoke to you, rising early and speaking, but ye
 heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
7:14 Therefore will I do to [this] house, which is called by my
 name, in which ye trust, and to the place which I gave to you
 and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
7:15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all
 your brethren, [even] the whole seed of Ephraim.
7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up
 cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I
 will not hear thee.
7:17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in
 the streets of Jerusalem?
7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire,
 and the women knead dough, to make cakes to the queen of
 heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings to other gods, that
 they may provoke me to anger.
7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: [do they] not
 [provoke] themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
7:20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, my anger and my
 fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon
 beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of
 the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your
 burnt-offerings to your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
7:22 For I spoke not to your fathers, nor commanded them in the
 day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning
 burnt-offerings or sacrifices:
7:23 But this thing I commanded them, saying, Obey my voice, and
 I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in
 all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well to
7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked
 in the counsels [and] in the imagination of their evil heart,
 and went backward, and not forward.
7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth from the land of
 Egypt to this day I have even sent to you all my servants the
 prophets, daily rising early and sending [them]:
7:26 Yet they hearkened not to me, nor inclined their ear, but
 hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
7:27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words to them; but
 they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call to them;
 but they will not answer thee.
7:28 But thou shalt say to them, This [is] a nation that obeyeth
 not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction:
 truth hath perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
7:29 Cut off thy hair, [O Jerusalem], and cast [it] away, and
 take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath
 rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith
 the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which
 is called by my name, to pollute it.
7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which [is]
 in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and
 their daughters in the fire; which I commanded [them] not,
 neither came it into my heart.
7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it
 shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of
 Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in
 Tophet, till there shall be no place.
7:33 And the carcasses of this people shall be food for the
 fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none
 shall frighten [them] away.
7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and
 from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the
 voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice
 of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

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