Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord
Or, "are coming" F15; a little while and it will come to pass, what follows; to which a "behold" is prefixed, as calling for attention and admiration, as well as to assure of the certain performance of it: that this place shall no more be called Tophet:
as it had been, from the beating of drums in it, that the cries and shrieks of infants burnt in the fire might not be heard by their parents: nor the valley of the son of Hinnom;
which was its name in the times of Joshua, and long before it was called Tophet; but now it should have neither names: but the valley of slaughter;
or, "of the slain", as the Targum; from the multitude of those that should be killed here, at the siege and taking of Jerusalem; or that should be brought hither to be buried; see ( Jeremiah 19:11 ) and (See Gill on Jeremiah 7:32).