For if ye thoroughly amend your ways & your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man & his neighbour; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, & the widow, & shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, & commit adultery, & swear falsely, & burn incense unto Baal, & walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come. stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, & say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
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 most High. But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, & see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the most High, & I spake unto you, rising up early & speaking, but ye heard not; & I called you, but ye answered not; Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, & unto the place which I gave to you & to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, & the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, & to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the most High: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?