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Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: (A)“Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. (B)Do not trust in these lying words, saying, ‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are these.’

“For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly (C)execute [a]judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, (D)or walk after other gods to your hurt, (E)then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in (F)the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

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  1. Jeremiah 7:5 justice

16 And it shall be, if they will learn carefully the ways of My people, (A)to swear by My name, ‘As the Lord lives,’ as they taught My people to swear by Baal, then they shall be (B)established in the midst of My people.

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21 “But (A)if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

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11 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, (A)‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked (B)turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For (C)why should you die, O house of Israel?’

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