The gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,
“Go to the entrance of the ’s Temple, and give this message to the people: ‘O Judah, listen to this message from the ! Listen to it, all of you who worship here!
This is what the of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: “‘Even now, if you quit your evil ways, I will let you stay in your own land.
But don’t be fooled by those who promise you safety simply because the ’s Temple is here. They chant, “The ’s Temple is here! The ’s Temple is here!”
But I will be merciful only if you stop your evil thoughts and deeds and start treating each other with justice;
only if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows; only if you stop your murdering; and only if you stop harming yourselves by worshiping idols.