" 'The people of Judah have done evil4 in my eyes, declares the LORD. They have set up their detestable idols5 in the house that bears my Name and have defiled6 it.
They have built the high places of Topheth7 in the Valley of Ben Hinnom8 to burn their sons and daughters9 in the fire--something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.1032
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,11 for they will bury12 the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.
Then the carcasses13 of this people will become food14 for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.1534
I will bring an end to the sounds16 of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom17 in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem,18 for the land will become desolate.19