31 They have (A)built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to (B)burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I (C)did not command, and it did not come into My [a]mind.

32 (D)Therefore, behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when it will no longer be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of the Slaughter; for they will (E)bury in Topheth [b]because there is no other place.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 7:31 Lit heart
  2. Jeremiah 7:32 Or until there is no place left

Because they have (A)forsaken Me and have (B)made this an alien place and have burned [a]sacrifices in it to (C)other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the (D)blood of the innocent and have built the (E)high places of Baal to burn their (F)sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My [b]mind; therefore, behold, (G)days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when this place will no longer be called (H)Topheth or (I)the valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 19:4 Or incense
  2. Jeremiah 19:5 Lit heart

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