(A)Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, ‘[a]This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.’ For (B)if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly (C)practice justice between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the alien, the [b](D)orphan, or the widow, and do not shed (E)innocent blood in this place, nor (F)walk after other gods to your own ruin, then I will let you (G)dwell in this place, in the (H)land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

“Behold, you are trusting in (I)deceptive words to no avail. Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and [c](J)offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after (K)other gods that you have not known, 10 then (L)come and stand before Me in (M)this house, which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered!’—that you may do all these abominations? 11 Has (N)this house, which is called by My name, become a (O)den of robbers in your sight? Behold, (P)I, even I, have seen it,” declares the Lord.

12 “But go now to My place which was in (Q)Shiloh, where I (R)made My name dwell at the first, and (S)see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel. 13 And now, because you have done all these things,” declares the Lord, “and I spoke to you, (T)rising up early and (U)speaking, but you did not hear, and I (V)called you but you did not answer, 14 therefore, I will do to the (W)house which is called by My name, (X)in which you trust, and to the place which I gave you and your fathers, as I (Y)did to Shiloh.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 7:4 Lit They are
  2. Jeremiah 7:6 Or fatherless
  3. Jeremiah 7:9 Or burn incense

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