7:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
7:8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
The word that came
The general character of the message in the temple gate is, like the first and second messages, one of rebuke, warning, and exhortation, but this message is addressed more to such in Judah as still maintaining outwardly the worship of Jehovah; it is a message to religious Judah, e.g. Jeremiah 7:2 Jeremiah 7:9 Jeremiah 7:10 ; Jeremiah 9:10 Jeremiah 9:11 .
7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
(See Scofield "Psalms 2:12") .
7:33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
Cf. (See Scofield "Exodus 20:4") , note 2, the threefold giving of the law. The command concerning burnt-offerings and sacrifices was not given to the people till they had broken the decalogue, the law of obedience.