Thus saith the LORD,Go and get a potter'searthenbottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;2
And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the eastagate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
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 bringevil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth , his ears shall tingle .
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto othergods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known , nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;5
They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:6
Therefore, behold, the dayscome , saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be calledTophet, nor The 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; and I will cause them to fall by the swordbefore their enemies , and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases 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 citydesolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
And I will cause them to eat the flesh 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.
Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee,
And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter'svessel, that cannot be made whole again : and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury .
Thus will I do unto this place,saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet: