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Jeremiah 19:2 ASV
and go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the gate Harsith, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee;
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Jeremiah 19:2 BBE
And go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom, by the way into the door of broken pots, and there say in a loud voice the words which I will give you;
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Jeremiah 19:2 CEB
Then go out to the Ben-hinnom Valley at the entrance of the gate called Broken Pots and proclaim there the words I will tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 CJB
and go out into the Ben-Hinnom Valley, by the entry to the Potsherd Gate. There you are to proclaim the words I am about to tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 RHE
And go forth into the valley of the son of Ennom, which is by the entry of the earthen gate: and there thou shalt proclaim the words that I shall tell thee.
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Jeremiah 19:2 ESV
and go out to the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the entry of the Potsherd Gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 GW
Go to the valley of Ben Hinnom at the entrance to Potsherd Gate. Announce there the things I plan to do.
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Jeremiah 19:2 GNT
and to go through Potsherd Gate out to Hinnom Valley. There I was to proclaim the message that he would give me.
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Jeremiah 19:2 HNV
and go forth to the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the gate Harsith, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell you;
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Jeremiah 19:2 CSB
and go out to the Valley of Hinnom near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. Proclaim there the words I speak to you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 KJV
And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
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Jeremiah 19:2 LEB
and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, which [is at] the entrance of the Gate of the Potsherd, and proclaim there the words that I speak to you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 NAS
"Then go out to the valley of Ben-hinnom , which is by the entrance of the potsherd gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you,
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Jeremiah 19:2 NCV
Take some of the older leaders of the people and the priests, and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the front of the Potsherd Gate. There speak the words I tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 NIRV
Go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom. Stand near the entrance of the gate where broken pieces of pottery are thrown away. "There announce the message I give you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 NIV
and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you,
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Jeremiah 19:2 NKJV
And go out to the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the Potsherd Gate; and proclaim there the words that I will tell you,
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Jeremiah 19:2 NLT
Go out into the valley of the son of Hinnom by the entrance to the Potsherd Gate, and repeat to them the words that I give you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 NRS
and go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom at the entry of the Potsherd Gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 RSV
and go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom at the entry of the Potsherd Gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 DBY
and go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the pottery-gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
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Jeremiah 19:2 MSG
and go out to the Valley of Ben-hinnom, just outside the Potsherd Gate, and preach there what I tell you.
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Jeremiah 19:2 WBT
And go forth to the valley of the son of Hinnom, which [is] by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
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Jeremiah 19:2 TMB
And go forth unto the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the East Gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
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Jeremiah 19:2 TNIV
and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you,
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Jeremiah 19:2 WEB
and go forth to the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the gate Harsith, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell you;
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Jeremiah 19:2 WYC
And go thou out to the valley of the sons of Hinnom, which is beside the entering of the earthen gate (And go thou out to the Valley of Ben-hinnom, which is before, or in front of, the entrance to the Potsherd Gate); and there thou shalt preach the words which I shall speak to thee;
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Jeremiah 19:2 YLT
and thou hast gone forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, that [is] at the opening of the gate of the pottery, and hast proclaimed there the words that I speak unto thee,
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Jeremiah 19 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 19

By the type of breaking an earthen vessel, Jeremiah is to predict the destruction of Judah.

Verses 1-9 The prophet must give notice of ruin coming upon Judah and Jerusalem. Both rulers and ruled must attend to it. That place which holiness made the joy of the whole earth, sin made the reproach and shame of the whole earth. There is no fleeing from God's justice, but by fleeing to his mercy.

Verses 10-15 The potter's vessel, after it is hardened, can never be pieced again when it is broken. And as the bottle was broken, so shall Judah and Jerusalem be broken by the Chaldeans. No human hand can repair it; but if they return to the Lord he will heal. As they filled Tophet with the slain sacrificed to their idols, so will God fill the whole city with the slain that shall fall as sacrifices to his justice. Whatever men may think, God will appear as terrible against sin and sinners as the Scriptures state; nor shall the unbelief of men make his promise or his threatenings of no effect. The obstinacy of sinners in sinful ways, is their own fault; if they are deaf to the word of God, it is because they have stopped their ears. We have need to pray that God, by his grace, would deliver us from hardness of heart, and contempt of his word and commandments.

Jeremiah 19 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 19

Jeremiah 19:1-15 . THE DESOLATION OF THE JEWS FOR THEIR SINS FORETOLD IN THE VALLEY OF HINNOM; THE SYMBOL OF BREAKING A BOTTLE.

Referred by MAURER, &c., to the beginning of Zedekiah's reign.

1. bottle--Hebrew, bakuk, so called from the gurgling sound which it makes when being emptied.
ancients--elders. As witnesses of the symbolic action ( Jeremiah 19:10 , Isaiah 8:1 Isaiah 8:2 ), that the Jews might not afterwards plead ignorance of the prophecy. The seventy-two elders, composing the Sanhedrim, or Great Council, were taken partly from "the priests," partly from the other tribes, that is, "the people," the former presiding over spiritual matters, the latter over civil; the seventy-two represented the whole people.

2. valley of the son of Hinnom--or Tophet, south of Jerusalem, where human victims were offered, and children made to pass through the fire, in honor of Molech.
east gate--Margin, "sun gate," sunrise being in the east. MAURER translates, the "potter's gate." Through it lay the road to the valley of Hinnom ( Joshua 15:8 ). The potters there formed vessels for the use of the temple, which was close by (compare Jeremiah 19:10 Jeremiah 19:14 , Jeremiah 18:2 , Zechariah 11:13 ). The same as "the water gate toward the east" ( Nehemiah 3:26 , 12:37 ); so called from the brook Kedron. CALVIN translates, as English Version and Margin. "It was monstrous perversity to tread the law under foot in so conspicuous a place, over which the sun daily rising reminded them of the light of God's law."

3. The scene of their guilt is chosen as the scene of the denunciation against them.
kings--the king and queen ( Jeremiah 13:18 ); or including the king's counsellors and governors under him.
tingle--as if struck by a thunder peal ( 1 Samuel 3:11 , 2 Kings 21:12 ).

4. ( Isaiah 65:11 ).
estranged this place--devoted it to the worship of strange gods: alienating a portion of the sacred city from God, the rightful Lord of the temple, city, and whole land.
nor their fathers--namely, the godly among them; their ungodly fathers God makes no account of.
blood of innocents--slain in honor of Molech ( Jeremiah 7:31 , Psalms 106:37 ).

5. commanded not--nay, more, I commanded the opposite ( Leviticus 18:21 ; see Jeremiah 7:31 Jeremiah 7:32 ).

6. no more . . . Tophet--from Hebrew, toph, "drum"; for in sacrificing children to Molech drums were beaten to drown their cries. Thus the name indicated the joy of the people at the fancied propitiation of the god by this sacrifice; in antithesis to its joyless name subsequently.
valley of slaughter--It should be the scene of slaughter, no longer of children, but of men; not of "innocents" ( Jeremiah 19:4 ), but of those who richly deserved their fate. The city could not be assailed without first occupying the valley of Hinnom, in which was the only fountain: hence arose the violent battle there.

7. make void the counsel--defeat their plans for repelling the enemy ( 2 Chronicles 32:1-4 , Isaiah 19:3 , Isaiah 22:9 Isaiah 22:11 ). Or their schemes of getting help by having recourse to idols [CALVIN].
in this place--The valley of Hinnom was to be the place of the Chaldean encampment; the very place where they looked for help from idols was to be the scene of their own slaughter.

9. ( Deuteronomy 28:53 , Lamentations 4:10 ).

10. break . . . bottle--a symbolical action, explained in Jeremiah 19:11 .
the men--the elders of the people and of the priests ( Jeremiah 19:1 ; compare Jeremiah 51:63 Jeremiah 51:64 ).

11. as one breaketh a potters vessel--expressing God's absolute sovereignty ( Jeremiah 18:6 , Psalms 2:9 , Isaiah 30:14 , Margin; Lamentations 4:2 , Romans 9:20 Romans 9:21 ).
cannot be made whole again--A broken potter's vessel cannot be restored, but a new one may be made of the same material. So God raised a new Jewish seed, not identical with the destroyed rebels, but by substituting another generation in their stead [GROTIUS].
no place to bury--( Jeremiah 7:32 ).

12. make this city as Tophet--that is, as defiled with dead bodies as Tophet.

13. shall be defiled--with dead bodies ( Jeremiah 19:12 , 2 Kings 23:10 ).
because of all the houses--Rather, (explanatory of the previous "the houses . . . and . . . houses"), "even all the houses," &c. [CALVIN].
roofs--being flat, they were used as high places for sacrifices to the sun and planets ( Jeremiah 32:29 , 2 Kings 23:11 2 Kings 23:12 , Zephaniah 1:5 ). The Nabateans, south and east of the Dead Sea, a nation most friendly to the Jews, according to STRABO, had the same usage.

14. court of the Lord's house--near Tophet; the largest court, under the open air, where was the greatest crowd ( 2 Chronicles 20:5 ).

15. her towns--the suburban villages and towns near Jerusalem, such as Bethany.