then I will let you live in this place, in the land1 I gave your forefathers2 for ever and ever.
But look, you are trusting3 in deceptive4 words that are worthless.
" 'Will you steal5 and murder,6 commit adultery7 and perjury,a8 burn incense to Baal910 and follow other gods11 you have not known,
and then come and stand12 before me in this house,13 which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"--safe to do all these detestable things?1411
Has this house,15 which bears my Name, become a den of robbers16 to you? But I have been watching!17 declares the LORD.
" 'Go now to the place in Shiloh18 where I first made a dwelling19 for my Name,20 and see what I did21 to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.