30 “A horrible(A) and shocking thing
    has happened in the land:
31 The prophets prophesy lies,(B)
    the priests(C) rule by their own authority,
and my people love it this way.
    But what will you do in the end?(D)

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“‘Will you steal(A) and murder,(B) commit adultery(C) and perjury,[a](D) burn incense to Baal(E) and follow other gods(F) you have not known, 10 and then come and stand(G) before me in this house,(H) which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things?(I)

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Footnotes

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

In you are slanderers(A) who are bent on shedding blood;(B) in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines(C) and commit lewd acts.(D)

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Judgment Against Israel

“Hear this, you priests!
    Pay attention, you Israelites!
Listen, royal house!
    This judgment(A) is against you:
You have been a snare(B) at Mizpah,
    a net(C) spread out on Tabor.

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whenever I would heal Israel,
the sins of Ephraim are exposed
    and the crimes of Samaria revealed.(A)
They practice deceit,(B)
    thieves break into houses,(C)
    bandits rob in the streets;(D)

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