10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"-safe to do all these detestable things?
10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, 'We are delivered!'--only to go on doing all these abominations?
10 - and then march into this Temple, set apart for my worship, and say, "We're safe!" thinking that the place itself gives you a license to go on with all this outrageous sacrilege?
10 and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered to do all these abominations'?
10 and then come here and stand before me in my Temple and chant, "We are safe!"-only to go right back to all those evils again?
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 7:10
Commentary on Jeremiah 7:1-16
(Read Jeremiah 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.