Jeremiah 7:16-19

Evil in the Land

16 "As for you, f do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I will not hear you. 17 Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, g and the women knead dough, to h make cakes for i the queen of heaven. And j they pour out drink offerings to other gods, k to provoke me to anger. 19 l Is it I whom they provoke? declares the Lord. Is it not themselves, m to their own shame?

  1. Cross References
    Jeremiah 11:14
    Therefore do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer on their behalf, for I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their trouble.
    Jeremiah 14:11
    The Lord said to me: "Do not pray for the welfare of this people.
    Exodus 32:10
    Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.
    Deuteronomy 9:14
    Let me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven. And I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.
    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life - to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.
  2. Cross References
    Hosea 7:4
    They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven whose baker ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
  3. Cross References
    Jeremiah 44:17
    But we will do everything that we have vowed, make offerings to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her, as we did, both we and our fathers, our kings and our officials, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, and prospered, and saw no disaster.
    Jeremiah 44:19
    And the women said, "When we made offerings to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands' approval that we made cakes for her bearing her image and poured out drink offerings to her?
  4. Cross References
    2 Kings 23:13
    And the king defiled the high places that were east of Jerusalem, to the south of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 19:13
    The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah - all the houses on whose roofs offerings have been offered to all the host of heaven, and drink offerings have been poured out to other gods - shall be defiled like the place of Topheth.'
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 11:17
    The Lord of hosts, who planted you, has decreed...
    Deuteronomy 32:16
    They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;...
    Deuteronomy 32:21
    They have made me jealous with what is no god; ...
    1 Kings 14:9
    But you have done evil above all who were befor...
    1 Kings 16:2
    Since I exalted you out of the dust and made yo...
    2 Chronicles 34:25
    Because they have forsaken me and have made off...
  7. Cross References
    Job 35:6
    If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?
  8. Cross References
    Jeremiah 51:51
    'We are put to shame, for we have heard reproach; dishonor has covered our face, for foreigners have come into the holy places of the Lord 's house.'
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