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Jeremiah 7:1-9 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2 "Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD. 2 "Stand 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 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will let you dwell in this place. 3 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place.
4 Do not trust in these deceptive words: 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.' 4 Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!"
5 "For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly execute justice one with another, 5 If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,
6 if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt, 6 if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm,
7 then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers for ever. 7 then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever.
8 "Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail. 8 But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.
9 Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Ba'al, and go after other gods that you have not known, 9 " 'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,