Bible: Jeremiah 7:1-7

Faulty Religion and Unethical Behavior Will Lead to Judgment

7:1 The Lord said to Jeremiah: 1  7:2 Stand in the gate of the Lord’s temple and proclaim 2  this message: ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who have passed through these gates to worship the Lord. 3  Hear what the Lord has to say. 7:3 The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 4  says: Change the way you have been living and do what is right. 5  If you do, I will allow you to continue to live in this land. 6  7:4 Stop putting your confidence in the false belief that says, 7 We are safe! 8  The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here! 9  7:5 You must change 10  the way you have been living and do what is right. You must treat one another fairly. 11  7:6 Stop oppressing foreigners who live in your land, children who have lost their fathers, and women who have lost their husbands. 12  Stop killing innocent people 13  in this land. Stop paying allegiance to 14  other gods. That will only bring about your ruin. 15  7:7 If you stop doing these things, 16  I will allow you to continue to live in this land 17  which I gave to your ancestors as a lasting possession. 18 

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