Jeremiah 7:1-34, NLT
Jeremiah Speaks at the Temple
1The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,
“‘Even now, if you quit your evil ways, I will let you stay in your own land.
8“‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. It’s a lie!
12“‘Go now to the place at Shiloh where I once put the Tabernacle that bore my name. See what I did there because of all the wickedness of my people, the Israelites.
Judah’s Persistent Idolatry
16“Pray no more for these people, Jeremiah. Do not weep or pray for them, and don’t beg me to help them, for I will not listen to you.
20So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “I will pour out my terrible fury on this place. Its people, animals, trees, and crops will be consumed by the unquenchable fire of my anger.”
21This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: “Take your burnt offerings and your other sacrifices and eat them yourselves!
24“But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward.
27“Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your warnings, but do not expect them to respond.
The Valley of Slaughter
30“The people of Judah have sinned before my very eyes,” says the Lord. “They have set up their abominable idols right in the Temple that bears my name, defiling it.