13 “Be careful(A) to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods;(B) do not let them be heard on your lips.(C)

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11 She said, “Then let the king invoke the Lord his God to prevent the avenger(A) of blood from adding to the destruction, so that my son will not be destroyed.”

“As surely as the Lord lives,” he said, “not one hair(B) of your son’s head will fall to the ground.(C)

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16 But to the wicked person, God says:

“What right have you to recite my laws
    or take my covenant(A) on your lips?(B)

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For day after day they seek(A) me out;
    they seem eager to know my ways,
as if they were a nation that does what is right
    and has not forsaken(B) the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions
    and seem eager for God to come near(C) them.

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“‘Will you steal(A) and murder,(B) commit adultery(C) and perjury,[a](D) burn incense to Baal(E) and follow other gods(F) you have not known, 10 and then come and stand(G) before me in this house,(H) which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things?(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 7:9 Or and swear by false gods
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26 But hear the word of the Lord, all you Jews living in Egypt:(A) ‘I swear(B) by my great name,’ says the Lord, ‘that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, “As surely as the Sovereign(C) Lord lives.”(D)

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