And as for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Go and serve your idols, every one of you. But afterward, you will surely listen to Me, and you will no longer defile My holy name with your gifts and idols.
Cross ReferencesActs 7:42
But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the heavenly bodies, as it is written in the book of the prophets: 'Did you offer Me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Bring your worthless offerings no more; your incense is detestable to Me--your New Moons, Sabbaths, and convocations--I cannot endure iniquity in a solemn assembly.
This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled with your hands your words, "We will surely perform our vows that we have made to burn incense to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings to her." Go ahead, then, do what you have promised! Keep your vows!
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives."
They have also done to Me this: On that very same day they defiled My sanctuary and profaned My Sabbaths.
On the very day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, this they did inside My house.
and He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place for the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel will never again defile My holy name--neither they nor their kings--by their prostitution and by the funeral offerings for their kings at their deaths.
And when the relative who is to burn the bodies picks them up to remove them from the house, he will call to one inside of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" "None," that person will answer. "Silence," the relative will reply, "for the name of the LORD must not be invoked."
Chapter Outline1. God refuses to be consulted by the elders of Israel
4. He shows the story of their rebellions in Egypt
19. in the desert
27. and in the land
33. He promises to gather them by the Gospel
45. Under the name of a forest he shows the destruction of Jerusalem
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezekiel 20:25, 26
2 Kings 3:13
Amos 4:4, 5
2 Thessalonians 2:11
2 Thessalonians 2:11
Zephaniah 1:4, 5
Revelation 3:15, 16
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