1 Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of athe ancients of the priests;
2 And go forth unto bthe valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, cand proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.
4 Because they ehave forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with dthe blood of innocents;
5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, fwhich I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor gThe valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; hand I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their icarcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. 8 And I will make this city jdesolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof. 9 And I will cause them to eat the kflesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them. 10 lThen shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee, 11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; nEven so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall mbury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury. 12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet: 13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled qas the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose proofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and ohave poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in rthe court of the LORD'S house; and said to all the people, 15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they shave hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
|2 Kin 23:10|
|2 Chr 28:3|
|4||d||2 Kin 21:16|
|1 Kin 9:8|
|q||2 Kin 23:10|
|14||r||2 Chr 20:5|
|15||s||2 Chr 36:16-17|