Jeremiah 7:8

“‘Behold, ye trust in lying words that cannot profit.

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Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

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Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot benefit [so that you do not profit].

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And yet you trust in lies that will only hurt you.

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Look! You are relying on deceitful words that can’t do you any good.

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But just look at what is happening! You put your trust in worthless lies.

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Behold, ye confide in words of falsehood that cannot profit.

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Behold you put your trust in lying words, which shall not profit you:

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“‘But you are trusting lies that are worthless.

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“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

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“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

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“‘But look, you ·are trusting [have confidence in] ·lies [L false words], which is useless.

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Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

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“‘You are trusting the words of a saying. It’s a lie that cannot help you.

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“Look, you put your trust in deceitful words.

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But look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.

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Behold, ye trust in lying words that cannot profit.

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Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

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Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

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Look, you are relying for yourselves on deceitful words without benefiting.

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You think that because the Temple is here, you will never suffer? Don’t fool yourselves!

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8-11 “‘Get smart! Your leaders are handing you a pack of lies, and you’re swallowing them! Use your heads! Do you think you can rob and murder, have sex with the neighborhood wives, tell lies nonstop, worship the local gods, and buy every novel religious commodity on the market—and then march into this Temple, set apart for my worship, and say, “We’re safe!” thinking that the place itself gives you a license to go on with all this outrageous sacrilege? A cave full of criminals! Do you think you can turn this Temple, set apart for my worship, into something like that? Well, think again. I’ve got eyes in my head. I can see what’s going on.’” God’s Decree!

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“‘You are trusting the words of a saying. It’s a lie that cannot help you.

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“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

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“‘But look, you are trusting lies, which is useless.

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“‘But just look at you! You are putting your confidence in a false belief that will not deliver you.

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“‘“But look! You are trusting in worthless lies.

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But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.

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But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.

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“Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit.

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“See, you are trusting in lies which cannot help you.

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“‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. It’s a lie!

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Here you are, trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

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Here you are, trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

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Here you are, trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

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Here you are, trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

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Hinei, ye trust in divrei sheker (lying words), that are worthless.

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“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

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“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

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One of the most important and difficult messages Jeremiah ever delivers is given at the entrance to the temple. In the seventh century, the problem isn’t that people are refusing to worship, for the crowds continue to form at the temple in Jerusalem, but that they are embracing a superficial form of worship. They are acting as if their motives do not matter; their immoral behavior seems to be of little or no concern. As long as they have the temple—with its rituals and rich history—they believe they are immune to anything. As long as they have the building in their midst, they seem to think they have God—as if He could be contained in this beautiful and storied structure.

Imagine the scene as this bold prophet speaks to the crowds streaming into the temple area. Imagine how startling these words sound to people who think religious activity and merely showing up at the temple will protect them. Listen now as Jeremiah preaches strong words about the dangers of worship gone bad.

But instead, you are clinging to lies and illusions that are worthless.

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Behold, you trust in lying words, that can’t profit.

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Lo! ye trust to you in the words of leasing, that shall not profit to you; (Lo! ye trust in the words of lies, that shall not profit you;)

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Lo, ye are trusting for yourselves On the words of falsehood, so as not to profit.

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