Jeremiah 7:4
New International Version
Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!"

New Living Translation
But don’t be fooled by those who promise you safety simply because the LORD’s Temple is here. They chant, “The LORD’s Temple is here! The LORD’s Temple is here!”

English Standard Version
Do not trust in these deceptive words: ‘This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.’

Berean Study Bible
Do not trust in deceptive words, chanting, “This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
"Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'

King James Bible
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not trust deceitful words, chanting, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD."

Contemporary English Version
Don't fool yourselves! My temple is here in Jerusalem, but that doesn't mean I will protect you.

Good News Translation
Stop believing those deceitful words, 'We are safe! This is the LORD's Temple, this is the LORD's Temple, this is the LORD's Temple!'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not trust deceitful words, chanting: This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.

International Standard Version
Don't trust deceptive words like these, and say, 'The Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD,'

NET Bible
Stop putting your confidence in the false belief that says, "We are safe! The temple of the LORD is here! The temple of the LORD is here! The temple of the LORD is here!"

New Heart English Bible
Do not trust in lying words, saying, "The LORD's temple, The LORD's temple, The LORD's temple, are these."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not trust the words of this saying, "This is the LORD's temple, the LORD's temple, the LORD's temple!" It's a lie.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Trust ye not in lying words, saying: 'The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, are these.'

New American Standard 1977
“Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, ‘This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not trust in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD are these.

King James 2000 Bible
Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

American King James Version
Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

American Standard Version
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah, are these.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Trust not in yourselves with lying words, for they shall not profit you at all, saying, It is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trust not in lying words, saying: The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, it is the temple of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Confide ye not in words of falsehood, saying, Jehovah's temple, Jehovah's temple, Jehovah's temple is this.

English Revised Version
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, are these.

Webster's Bible Translation
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

World English Bible
Don't trust in lying words, saying, The temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, are these.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not trust for yourselves Unto the words of falsehood, saying, The temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah, The temple of Jehovah are they!
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate
3Thus says the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel: Correct your ways and your deeds, and I will allow you to live in this place. 4Do not trust in deceptive words, chanting, “This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.” 5For if you really change your ways and deeds, if you act justly toward one another,…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them, and this temple that I have sanctified for My name I will banish from My presence. Then Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all peoples.

Isaiah 48:2
who indeed call yourselves after the Holy City and lean on the God of Israel--the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Isaiah 66:1
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me? Or where will My place of repose be?

Jeremiah 7:8
But look, you keep trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Jeremiah 7:14
therefore what I did to Shiloh I will now do to the house that bears My name, the house in which you trust, the place that I gave to you and your fathers.

Micah 3:11
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us."

Treasury of Scripture

Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

Trust.

Jeremiah 7:8
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Jeremiah 6:14
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 28:15
Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.

the temple.

Jeremiah 7:9-12
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; …

1 Samuel 4:3,4
And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies…

Micah 3:11
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

trust
תִּבְטְח֣וּ (tiḇ·ṭə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in deceptive
הַשֶּׁ֖קֶר (haš·še·qer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

words,
דִּבְרֵ֥י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

chanting,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“This
הֵֽמָּה׃ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

is the temple
הֵיכַ֤ל (hê·ḵal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

of the LORD,
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the temple
הֵיכַ֣ל (hê·ḵal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the temple
הֵיכַ֥ל (hê·ḵal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

of the LORD.”
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(4) Trust ye not in lying words . . .--The emphatic threefold repetition of the words thus condemned, "The temple of the Lord," points to its having been the burden of the discourses of the false prophets, possibly to the solemn iteration of the words in the litanies of the supplicants. With no thought of the Divine Presence of which it was the symbol, they were ever harping on its greatness, identifying themselves and the people with that greatness, and predicting its perpetuity. So in Matthew 24:1 the disciples of our Lord point, as with a national pride, to the buildings of the later Temple. The plural "these" is used rather than the singular, as representing the whole complete fabric of courts and porticoes. The higher truth that the "congregation" of Israel was the living Temple (1Corinthians 3:16; 1Peter 2:5), was not likely to be in the thoughts of those whom Jeremiah rebuked.

Verse 4. - The temple of the Lord. Notice the iteration of the phrase, as if its very sound were a charm against evil. It reminds us of the performances of the howling dervishes at Cairo, who "sometimes remain for hours, incessantly shouting the Muslim confession of faith (la ilaha, etc.)" (Dr. Ebers, in Badeker's 'Egypt,' p. 150). The phrase is repeated three times to express earnestness of the speakers (comp. Jeremiah 22:29, "O earth, earth, earth"). These false prophets evidently retained a large amount of the old materialistic faith of the Semitic nations (to whom the Israelites belonged by race), which localized the presence and the power of the divinity. The temple was, in fact, their palladium, and as long as it stood, the national independence appeared to them to be secured. They faithfully handed on the teaching of those prophets of the last generation, who, as Micah tells us (Micah 3:11), were wont to "lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us." How Isaiah met this error we may collect from Isaiah 28:16 (see my Commentary). Are these; i.e. these buildings (comp. 2 Chronicles 8:11, where for "the places" the Hebrew has "these"). 7:1-16 No observances, professions, or supposed revelations, will profit, if men do not amend their ways and their doings. None can claim an interest in free salvation, who allow themselves in the practice of known sin, or live in the neglect of known duty. They thought that the temple they profaned would be their protection. But all who continue in sin because grace has abounded, or that grace may abound, make Christ the minister of sin; and the cross of Christ, rightly understood, forms the most effectual remedy to such poisonous sentiments. The Son of God gave himself for our transgressions, to show the excellence of the Divine law, and the evil of sin. Never let us think we may do wickedness without suffering for it.
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