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Jeremiah 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Message at the Temple Gate

(cf. Jer 26:4–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:1 -

The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:2 - “Stand at the gate of the LORD’S house and proclaim there this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the LORD!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:3 - This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you live in this place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:4 - “Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, ‘[fn]This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:5 - “For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a person and his neighbor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:6 - if you do not oppress the stranger, the [fn]orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor follow other gods to your own ruin,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:7 - then I will let you live in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:8 -

“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:9 - “Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, [fn]offer sacrifices to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:10 - then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are saved!’—so that you may do all these abominations?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:11 - “Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I Myself have seen it,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:12 -

“But go now to My place which was in Shiloh, where I made My name dwell at the beginning, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:13 - “And now, because you have done all these things,” declares the LORD, “and I spoke to you, speaking again and again, but you did not listen, and I called you but you did not answer,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:14 - therefore I will do to the house which is called by My name, in which you trust, and to the place which I gave you and your fathers, just as I did to Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:15 - “I will hurl you out of My sight, just as I have hurled out all your brothers, all the [fn]descendants of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:16 -

“As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not plead with Me; for I am not listening to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:17 - “Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:18 - “The [fn]children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make sacrificial cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to provoke Me to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:19 - “Are they provoking Me?” declares the LORD. “Is it not themselves instead, to their [fn]own shame?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:20 - Therefore this is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on human and animal life, and on the trees of the field and the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched.”
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This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:22 - “For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them on the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:23 - “But this is [fn]what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you shall walk [fn]entirely in the way which I command you, so that it may go well for you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:24 - “Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked by their own advice and in the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and they [fn]went backward and not forward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:25 - “Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, sending them daily, again and again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:26 - “Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:27 -

“So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; and you shall call to them, but they will not answer you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:28 - “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept discipline; [fn]trustworthiness has perished and has been eliminated from their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:29 -

‘Cut off [fn]your hair and throw it away,

And take up a song of mourning on the bare heights;

For the LORD has rejected and forsaken

The generation of His wrath.’

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“For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight,” declares the LORD. “They have put their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:31 - “They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of Ben-hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My [fn]mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:32 -

“Therefore, behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when it will no longer be called Topheth, or the Valley of Ben-hinnom, but the Valley of the Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth [fn]because there is no other place.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:33 - “The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the animals of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:34 - “Then I will eliminate from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a site of ruins.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit They are
Or fatherless
Or burn incense
Lit seed
Lit sons
Lit their faces’
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit the word
Lit in all the way
Lit were
Or faithfulness
Lit your crown
Lit heart
Or until there is no place left

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