[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
"Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord and there call out this word: Hear the word of the Lord, all [you people] of Judah who enter through these gates to worship the Lord.
"This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Correct your ways and your deeds,a and I will allow you to live in this place.
Do not trust deceitful words, chanting: This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.
Instead, if you really change your ways and your actions, if you act justly toward one another,b6
if you no longer oppress the alien, the fatherless, and the widowc and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods, bringing harm on yourselves,