Jeremiah 7
American Standard Version
Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

1The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying, 2Stand in the gate of Jehovah's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship Jehovah. 3Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 4Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah, are these. 5For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbor; 6if ye oppress not the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your own hurt: 7then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, from of old even for evermore.

8Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. 9Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods that ye have not known, 10and come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered; that ye may do all these abominations? 11Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, saith Jehovah.

12But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I caused my name to dwell at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. 13And now, because ye have done all these works, saith Jehovah, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not: 14therefore will I do unto the house which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. 15And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.

Judah's Idolatry Persists

16Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear thee. 17Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. 19Do they provoke me to anger? saith Jehovah; do they not provoke themselves, to the confusion of their own faces? 20Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, mine anger and my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

21Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat ye flesh. 22For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices: 23but this thing I commanded them, saying, Hearken unto my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people; and walk ye in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you. 24But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. 25Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day, I have sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them: 26yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers.

27And thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee. 28And thou shalt say unto them, This is the nation that hath not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah their God, nor received instruction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

29Cut off thy hair, O Jerusalem , and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on the bare heights; for Jehovah hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.

The Valley of Slaughter

30For the children of Judah have done that which is evil in my sight, saith Jehovah: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to defile it. 31And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded not, neither came it into my mind.

32Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that it shall no more be called Topheth, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of Slaughter: for they shall bury in Topheth, till there be no place to bury . 33And the dead bodies of this people shall be food for the birds of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall frighten them away. 34Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land shall become a waste.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Jeremiah is sent to call to true repentance, to prevent the Jews' captivity.
8. He rejects their vain confidence,
12. by the example of Shiloh.
17. He threatens them for their idolatry.
21. He rejects the sacrifices of the disobedient.
29. He exhorts to mourn for their abominations in Tophet;
32. and the judgments for the same.
Jeremiah 1: The Words of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 2: Israel Has Forsaken God

Jeremiah 3: The Polluted Land

Jeremiah 4: God Calls Israel by His Promise

Jeremiah 5: No One is Just

Jeremiah 6: Jerusalem's Final Warning

Jeremiah 7: Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

Jeremiah 8: Judah's Sin and Punishment

Jeremiah 9: Jeremiah's Continual Tears

Jeremiah 10: The Sovereignty of God

Jeremiah 11: The Broken Covenant

Jeremiah 12: The Prosperity of the Wicked

Jeremiah 13: The Linen Belt

Jeremiah 14: Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence

Jeremiah 15: Judgment to Continue

Jeremiah 16: Disaster is Predicted

Jeremiah 17: The Sin and Punishment of Judah

Jeremiah 18: The Potter and the Clay

Jeremiah 19: The Broken Jar

Jeremiah 20: Pashhur Persecutes Jeremiah

Jeremiah 21: Jerusalem Will Fall to Babylon

Jeremiah 22: A Warning for Judah's Kings

Jeremiah 23: David's Righteous Branch

Jeremiah 24: The Good and Bad Figs

Jeremiah 25: The Seventy Year Captivity

Jeremiah 26: Warning to the Cities of Judah

Jeremiah 27: The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar

Jeremiah 28: Hananiah's False Prophecy

Jeremiah 29: Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles

Jeremiah 30: Restoration of Israel and Judah

Jeremiah 31: Mourning Turned to Joy

Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field

Jeremiah 33: Restoration Promised Again

Jeremiah 34: A Prophecy Against Zedekiah

Jeremiah 35: Obedience of the Rechabites

Jeremiah 36: Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple

Jeremiah 37: Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah

Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah Cast Into the Cistern

Jeremiah 39: The Fall of Jerusalem

Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah Remains in Judah

Jeremiah 41: Gedaliah Assassinated

Jeremiah 42: Warning Against Going to Egypt

Jeremiah 43: Jeremiah Taken to Egypt

Jeremiah 44: Judgment on the Jews in Egypt

Jeremiah 45: Jeremiah's Message to Baruch

Jeremiah 46: The Judgment on Egypt

Jeremiah 47: The Judgment on the Philistines

Jeremiah 48: The Judgment on Moab

Jeremiah 49: The Judgment on the Ammonites

Jeremiah 50: The Judgment on Babylon

Jeremiah 51: Severe Judgment Against Babylon

Jeremiah 52: The Fall of Jerusalem Recounted

Jeremiah 6
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