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Jeremiah 7:5-6

Context
7:5 You must change 1  the way you have been living and do what is right. You must treat one another fairly. 2  7:6 Stop oppressing foreigners who live in your land, children who have lost their fathers, and women who have lost their husbands. 3  Stop killing innocent people 4  in this land. Stop paying allegiance to 5  other gods. That will only bring about your ruin. 6 

Jeremiah 7:9

Context
7:9 You steal. 7  You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to 8  other gods whom you have not previously known.

1 tn The infinitive absolute precedes the finite verb for emphasis.

2 tn Heb “you must do justice between a person and his fellow/neighbor.” The infinitive absolute precedes the finite verb for emphasis.

3 tn Heb “Stop oppressing foreigner, orphan, and widow.”

4 tn Heb “Stop shedding innocent blood.”

5 tn Heb “going/following after.” See the translator’s note at 2:5 for an explanation of the idiom involved here.

6 tn Heb “going after other gods to your ruin.”

7 tn Heb “Will you steal…then say, ‘We are safe’?” Verses 9-10 are one long sentence in the Hebrew text.

8 tn Heb “You go/follow after.” See the translator’s note at 2:5 for an explanation of the idiom involved here.



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