you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city(A)
    and claim to rely(B) on the God of Israel—
    the Lord Almighty is his name:(C)

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Do not trust(A) in deceptive(B) words and say, “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!”

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But look, you are trusting(A) in deceptive(B) words that are worthless.

“‘Will you steal(C) and murder,(D) commit adultery(E) and perjury,[a](F) burn incense to Baal(G) and follow other gods(H) you have not known, 10 and then come and stand(I) before me in this house,(J) which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things?(K) 11 Has this house,(L) which bears my Name, become a den of robbers(M) to you? But I have been watching!(N) declares the Lord.

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  1. Jeremiah 7:9 Or and swear by false gods

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