And as if that weren't bad enough, they go around pouring out libations to any other gods they come across, just to hurt me. And I’ll empty both smiles and laughter from the villages of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. 15  And as for you, I'm going to get rid of you, the same as I got rid of those old relatives of yours around Shiloh, your fellow Israelites in that former kingdom to the north. Truth has disappeared. Well, think again. A cave full of criminals! God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel’s God, has this to say to you: 3-7 “‘Clean up your act—the way you live, the things you do—so I can make my home with you in this place. Corpses will be stacked up in Topheth because there’s no room left to bury them! When I delivered your ancestors out of Egypt, I never said anything to them about wanting burnt offerings and sacrifices as such. Do what I say and I will be your God and you will be my people. No wedding songs, no holiday sounds. 29 “‘So shave your heads. Corpses abandoned in the open air, fed on by crows and coyotes, who have the run of the place. thinking that the place itself gives you a license to go on with all this outrageous sacrilege? "In deliberate insult to me, they've set up their obscene god-images in the very Temple that was built to honor me. "Aren't they just hurting themselves? Go bald to the hills and lament, For God has rejected and left this generation that has made him so angry.' God's Decree! Can’t you see what they’re doing in all the villages of Judah and in the Jerusalem streets? Your leaders are handing you a pack of lies, and you’re swallowing them! Don't bother me with them. Notice carefully, Jeremiah was bringing this message from God, not from Jeremiah. 2-3 “Say, ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship God. Don’t for a minute believe the lies being spoken here—“This is God ’s Temple, God ’s Temple, God ’s Temple!” 33  Corpses abandoned in the open air, fed on by crows and coyotes, who have the run of the place. 24  "'But do you think they listened? Jeremiah 7. God's Decree. Why, they’ve got the children gathering wood while the fathers build fires and the mothers make bread to be offered to ‘the Queen of Heaven’! 12  "'Take a trip down to the place that was once in Shiloh, where I met my people in the early days. Do you think you can turn this Temple, set apart for my worship, into something like that? Corpses will be stacked up in Topheth because there’s no room left to bury them! Not once. 5 Total nonsense! Don’t bother me with them. “In deliberate insult to me, they’ve set up their obscene god-images in the very Temple that was built to honor me. Well, think again. Making themselves ridiculous? Truth has disappeared. 21  "The Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel's God: 'Go ahead! Stubborn as mules and worse than their ancestors!’. Don’t offer to make petitions or intercessions. Can’t you see what they’re doing in all the villages of Judah and in the Jerusalem streets? 27  "Tell them all this, but don't expect them to listen. A cave full of criminals! They’ll call the place what it is: Murder Meadow. 2-3 “Say, ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship God. And as for you, I’m going to get rid of you, the same as I got rid of those old relatives of yours around Shiloh, your fellow Israelites in that former kingdom to the north.’. 7 1-2 The Message from God to Jeremiah: “Stand in the gate of God’s Temple and preach this Message. And as if that weren’t bad enough, they go around pouring out libations to any other gods they come across, just to hurt me. All Rights Reserved. “Aren’t they just hurting themselves? The Lord of armies above and below in general, and the God of Israel in particular. 3  God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel's God, has this to say to you: 4  Don't for a minute believe the lies being spoken here - "This is God's Temple, God's Temple, God's Temple!" Don’t bother me with them. And as if that weren’t bad enough, they go around pouring out libations to any other gods they come across, just to hurt me. Dead silence.”, Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), this generation that has made him so angry.’, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, crosshatch denim, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible: Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python, The Message: New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs--Personal-Size Edition, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Soft Imitation Leather, Storm Black.

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