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Jeremiah 7:9

9 “ ‘Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury,a burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,

Read Jeremiah 7:9 Using Other Translations

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known,
Do you really think you can steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, and burn incense to Baal and all those other new gods of yours,

What does Jeremiah 7:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 7:9

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
&c.] At the same time they offered sacrifices, and trusted in them, they did those things, which would not be grateful to the Lord, nor profitable to them; or, "ye do steal"; so the Septuagint, and all the Oriental versions; and likewise the Targum; as charging them with them; these are sins against the second table of the law, as what follow are against the first: and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
for they not only burnt incense to Baal, which was an act of idolatrous worship; but served other strange gods they had not known before; whose names they had never heard of, and of whose help and assistance they now had no experience, nor received any benefit from, as they had on the one and only true God; and therefore it was great folly and ingratitude in them to forsake the Lord, and walk after these.

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