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.