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BibleGateway: Jeremiah 7:1-11

ESV Text: Jeremiah 7:1-11

KJV Text:

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     1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. 3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these. 5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; 6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: 7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. 8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. 9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; 10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? 11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 460:
Behold the Sure Foundation Stone

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1. Behold the sure Foundation-stone 
Which God in Zion lays 
To build our heavenly hopes upon 
And His eternal praise. 

2. Chosen of God, to sinners dear, 
Let saints adore the name; 
They trust their whole salvation here, 
Nor shall they suffer shame. 

3. The foolish builders, scribe and priest, 
Reject it with disdain; 
Yet on this rock the Church shall rest 
And envy rage in vain. 

4. What though the gates of hell withstood 
Yet must this building rise. 
‘Tis Thine own work, Almighty God, 
And wondrous in our eyes.