Bible: Jer 7:21-28

7:21 The Lord said to the people of Judah, 1  “The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 2  says: ‘You might as well go ahead and add the meat of your burnt offerings to that of the other sacrifices and eat it, too! 3  7:22 Consider this: 4  When I spoke to your ancestors after I brought them out of Egypt, I did not merely give them commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices. 7:23 I also explicitly commanded them: 5  “Obey me. If you do, I 6  will be your God and you will be my people. Live exactly the way I tell you 7  and things will go well with you.” 7:24 But they did not listen to me or pay any attention to me. They followed the stubborn inclinations of their own wicked hearts. They acted worse and worse instead of better. 8  7:25 From the time your ancestors departed the land of Egypt until now, 9  I sent my servants the prophets to you again and again, 10  day after day. 11  7:26 But your ancestors 12  did not listen to me nor pay attention to me. They became obstinate 13  and were more wicked than even their own forefathers.’

7:27 Then the Lord said to me, 14  “When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you. When you call out to them, they will not respond to you. 7:28 So tell them: ‘This is a nation that has not obeyed the Lord their God and has not accepted correction. Faithfulness is nowhere to be found in it. These people do not even profess it anymore. 15 

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