7:11 Do you think this temple I have claimed as my own 1 is to be a hideout for robbers? 2 You had better take note! 3 I have seen for myself what you have done! says the Lord.
7:14 So I will destroy this temple which I have claimed as my own, 4 this temple that you are trusting to protect you. I will destroy this place that I gave to you and your ancestors, 5 just like I destroyed Shiloh. 6
7:30 The Lord says, “I have rejected them because 7 the people of Judah have done what I consider evil. 8 They have set up their disgusting idols in the temple 9 which I have claimed for my own 10 and have defiled it.
2 tn Heb “Is this house…a den/cave of robbers in your eyes?”
3 tn Heb “Behold!”
6 tn Heb “I will do to this house which I…in which you put…and to this place which…as I did to Shiloh.”
7 tn The words “I have rejected them” are not in the Hebrew text, which merely says “because.” These words are supplied in the translation to show more clearly the connection to the preceding.
8 tn Heb “have done the evil in my eyes.”
9 sn Compare, e.g., 2 Kgs 21:3, 5, 7; 23:4, 6; Ezek 8:3, 5, 10-12, 16. Manasseh had desecrated the temple by building altars, cult symbols, and idols in it. Josiah had purged the temple of these pagan elements. But it is obvious from both Jeremiah and Ezekiel that they had been replaced shortly after Josiah’s death. They were a primary cause of Judah’s guilt and punishment (see beside this passage, 19:5; 32:34-35).