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Jeremiah 7:1-8 (New International Version)

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False Religion Worthless

1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 "Stand1 at the gate of the LORD's house and there proclaim this message: " 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the LORD. 3 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways2 and your actions, and I will let you live3 in this place. 4 Do not trust4 in deceptive5 words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!" 5 If you really change6 your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,7 6 if you do not oppress8 the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood9 in this place, and if you do not follow other gods10 to your own harm, 7 then I will let you live in this place, in the land11 I gave your forefathers12 for ever and ever. 8 But look, you are trusting13 in deceptive14 words that are worthless.
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