" 'Will you steal1 and murder,2 commit adultery3 and perjury,a4 burn incense to Baal56 and follow other gods7 you have not known,
and then come and stand8 before me in this house,9 which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"--safe to do all these detestable things?1011
Has this house,11 which bears my Name, become a den of robbers12 to you? But I have been watching!13 declares the LORD.
" 'Go now to the place in Shiloh14 where I first made a dwelling15 for my Name,16 and see what I did17 to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.
While you were doing all these things, declares the LORD, I spoke18 to you again and again,19 but you did not listen;20 I called21 you, but you did not answer.2214
Therefore, what I did to Shiloh23 I will now do to the house that bears my Name,24 the temple25 you trust in, the place I gave to you and your fathers.
I will thrust you from my presence,26 just as I did all your brothers, the people of Ephraim.'2716
"So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea28 or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen29 to you.
Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes of bread for the Queen of Heaven.30 They pour out drink offerings31 to other gods to provoke32 me to anger.
But am I the one they are provoking?33 declares the LORD. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?34