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Because they have forsaken me, and they have defaced this place, and they have made smoke offerings in it to other gods whom they have not known, they, nor their ancestors,[a] nor the kings of Judah, and they have filled up this place with the blood of the innocent, and they have built the high places of Baal, to burn their children in the fire, burnt offerings to Baal, which I commanded not, and I ordered not, and it did not come to my mind.[b]

Therefore[c] look, days are about to come,” declares[d] Yahweh, “when this place will no longer be called Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but[e] the Valley of the Slaughter.

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  1. Jeremiah 19:4 Or “fathers”
  2. Jeremiah 19:5 Literally “heart”
  3. Jeremiah 19:6 Literally “To thus”
  4. Jeremiah 19:6 Literally “a declaration of”
  5. Jeremiah 19:6 Literally “surely if”

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