But the Lord said to me: 1 ‘You have spilled a great deal of blood and fought many battles. You must not build a temple to honor me, 2 for you have spilled a great deal of blood on the ground before me.
But God said to me, ‘You must not build a temple to honor me, 1 for you are a warrior and have spilled blood.’
Among the smooth stones of the stream are the idols you love; they, they are the object of your devotion. 1 You pour out liquid offerings to them, you make an offering. Because of these things I will seek vengeance. 2
Then say, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: O city, who spills blood within herself (which brings on her doom), 1 and who makes herself idols (which results in impurity),
you are guilty because of the blood you shed and defiled by the idols you made. You have hastened the day of your doom; 1 the end of your years has come. 2 Therefore I will make 3 you an object of scorn to the nations, an object to be mocked by all lands.