31 They have built the high places of Topheth[a](A) in the Valley of Hinnom[b](B) in order to burn their sons and daughters in the fire,(C) a thing I did not command; I never entertained the thought.[c]

32 “Therefore, take note! Days are coming”(D)—the Lord’s declaration—“when this place will no longer be called Topheth and the Valley of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.(E) Topheth will become a cemetery,[d] because there will be no other burial place. 33 The corpses of these people will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them away.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 7:31 Lit of the fireplace
  2. Jeremiah 7:31 A valley south of Jerusalem
  3. Jeremiah 7:31 Lit command, and it did not arise on My heart
  4. Jeremiah 7:32 Lit They will bury in Topheth