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 Jeremiah 19:1 - 13
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   Book of Jeremiah
   Chapter 19
19:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is what the LORD says: "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take along some of the elders of the people and of the priests
 
19:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you,
 
19:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle.
 
19:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned sacrifices in it to gods that neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.
 
19:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as offerings to Baal - something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.
 
19:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So beware, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.
 
19:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'In this place I will ruin F33 the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who seek their lives, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
 
19:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will devastate this city and make it an object of scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds.
 
19:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh during the stress of the siege imposed on them by the enemies who seek their lives.'
 
19:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Then break the jar while those who go with you are watching,
 
19:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and say to them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I will smash this nation and this city just as this potter's jar is smashed and cannot be repaired. They will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.
 
19:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is what I will do to this place and to those who live here, declares the LORD. I will make this city like Topheth.
 
19:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The houses in Jerusalem and those of the kings of Judah will be defiled like this place, Topheth - all the houses where they burned incense on the roofs to all the starry hosts and poured out drink offerings to other gods.'"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F33 The Hebrew for ruin sounds like the Hebrew for jar (see verses 1 and 10).

 
 

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