From there the border ascended Ben Hinnom Valley to the southern Jebusite slope (that is, Jerusalem) and ascended to the top of the hill that faces Hinnom Valley on the west, at the northern end of Rephaim Valley.

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They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, something I have never commanded or mentioned; I never entertained the thought.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 19:5 Lit mentioned, and it did not arise on my heart

35 They have built the high places of Baal in Ben Hinnom Valley to sacrifice their sons and daughters in the fire[a] to Molech(A)—something I had not commanded them. I had never entertained the thought[b] that they do this detestable act causing Judah to sin!

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Footnotes

  1. 32:35 Lit to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire
  2. 32:35 Lit them, and it did not arise on my heart

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