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Jeremiah 7:30-34 (New International Version)

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The Valley of Slaughter

30 " 'The people of Judah have done evil1 in my eyes, declares the LORD. They have set up their detestable idols2 in the house that bears my Name and have defiled3 it. 31 They have built the high places of Topheth4 in the Valley of Ben Hinnom5 to burn their sons and daughters6 in the fire--something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.7 32 So beware, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when people will no longer call it Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter,8 for they will bury9 the dead in Topheth until there is no more room. 33 Then the carcasses10 of this people will become food11 for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.12 34 I will bring an end to the sounds13 of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom14 in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem,15 for the land will become desolate.16
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