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Jeremiah 19:1-7 (New International Version)

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1 This is what the LORD says: "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter.1 Take along some of the elders2 of the people and of the priests 2 and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom,3 near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you, 3 and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings4 of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster5 on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle.6 4 For they have forsaken7 me and made this a place of foreign gods8; they have burned sacrifices9 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.10 5 They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons11 in the fire as offerings to Baal--something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.12 6 So beware, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when people will no longer call this place Topheth13 or the Valley of Ben Hinnom,14 but the Valley of Slaughter.15 7 " 'In this place I will ruina the plans16 of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies,17 at the hands of those who seek their lives, and I will give their carcasses18 as food19 to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
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