Jeremiah 7

CLV(i) 1 The word that has been unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying, 2 Stand in the gate of the house of Yahweh, and you have proclaimed there this word, and have said, Hear a word of Yahweh, all you of Judah, who are coming in at these gates, to bow before Yahweh:" 3 Thus said Yahweh of Hosts, Elohim of Israel, Amend your ways, and your doings, And I cause you to dwell in this place." 4 Do not trust for yourselves Unto the words of falsehood, saying, The temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, The temple of Yahweh [are] they!" 5 For, if you do thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, If you do judgment thoroughly Between a man and his neighbor, 6 Sojourner, fatherless, and widow, you oppress not, And innocent blood do not shed in this place, And after other elohims do not walk, for evil to yourselves, 7 Then I have caused you to dwell in this place, In the land that I gave to your fathers, From eon even unto eon." 8 Lo, you are trusting for yourselves On the words of falsehood, so as not to profit." 9 Stealing, murdering, and committing adultery, And swearing to falsehood, and giving perfume to Baal, And going after other elohims whom you knew not." 10 And you have come in and stood before Me, In this house on which My name is called, And have said, `We have been delivered,' In order to do all these abominations." 11 A den of burglars has this house, On which My name is called, been in your eyes? Even I, lo, I have seen, an affirmation of Yahweh." 12 But go you, I pray you, Unto My place that [is] in Shiloh, Where I caused My name to dwell at first, And see that which I have done to it, For the wickedness of My people Israel." 13 And now, because of your doing all these works, An affirmation of Yahweh, And I speak unto you, rising early and speaking, And you have not hearkened, And I call you, and you have not answered, 14 I also to the house on which My name is called, In which you are trusting, And to the place that I gave to you, and to your fathers, Have done, as I have done to Shiloh." 15 And I have cast you from before My face, As I have cast out all your brethren, The whole seed of Ephraim." 16 And you do not pray for this people, Nor lift up for them crying and prayer, Nor intercede with Me, for I hear you not." 17 Are you not seeing what they are doing In cities of Judah, and in streets of Jerusalem? 18 The sons are gathering wood, And the fathers are causing the fire to burn, And the women are kneading dough, To make cakes to the queen of the heavens, And to pour out libations to other elohims, So as to provoke Me to anger." 19 Me are they provoking to anger? an affirmation of Yahweh, Is it not themselves, For the shame of their own faces? 20 Therefore, thus said the Lord Yahweh, Lo, Mine anger and My fury is poured out on this place, On man, and beast, and on tree of the field, And on fruit of the ground, And it has burned, and it is not quenched." 21 Thus said Yahweh of Hosts, Elohim of Israel, Your burnt-offerings add to your sacrifices, And eat you flesh." 22 For I did not speak with your fathers, Nor did I command them in the day of My bringing them out of the land of Egypt, Concerning the matters of burnt-offering and sacrifice, 23 But this thing I commanded them, saying:Hearken to My voice, And I have been to you for Elohim, And you--you are to Me for a people, And have walked in all the way that I command you, So that it is well for you." 24 And they have not hearkened, nor inclined their ear, And they walk in the counsels, In the stubbornness, of their evil heart, And are for backward, and not for forward." 25 Even from the day when your fathers Went out of the land of Egypt till this day, I send to you all my servants the prophets, Daily rising early and sending, 26 And they have not hearkened unto Me, Nor inclined their ear, and harden their neck, They have done evil above their fathers." 27 And you have spoken unto them all these words, And they do not hearken to you, And you have called unto them, And they do not answer you." 28 And you have said unto them:This [is] the nation that has not hearkened, To the voice of Yahweh its Elohim, Nor have they accepted instruction, Perished has stedfastness, Yea, it has been cut off from their mouth." 29 Cut off your crown, and cast [it] away, And lift up on high places lamentation, For Yahweh has rejected, And He leaves the generation of His wrath." 30 For the sons of Judah Have done the evil thing in Mine eyes, An affirmation of Yahweh, They have set their abominations in the house On which My name is called--to defile it, 31 And have built the high places of Tophet, That [are] in the valley of the son of Hinnom, To burn their sons and their daughters with fire, Which I did not command, Nor did it come up on My heart." 32 Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Yahweh, And it is not said any more, `The Tophet,' And `Valley of the son of Hinnom,' But `Valley of the slaughter,' And they have buried in Tophet--without place." 33 And the carcase of this people has been for food To a fowl of the heavens, and to a beast of the earth, And there is none troubling." 34 And I have caused to cease from cities of Judah, And from streets of Jerusalem, The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, Voice of bridegroom, and voice of bride, For the land does become a desolation!"