10 “Then break the jar(A) while those who go with you are watching, 11 and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I will smash(B) this nation and this city just as this potter’s jar is smashed and cannot be repaired. They will bury(C) the dead in Topheth until there is no more room. 12 This is what I will do to this place and to those who live here, declares the Lord. I will make this city like Topheth. 13 The houses(D) in Jerusalem and those of the kings of Judah will be defiled(E) like this place, Topheth—all the houses where they burned incense on the roofs(F) to all the starry hosts(G) and poured out drink offerings(H) to other gods.’”

14 Jeremiah then returned from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court(I) of the Lord’s temple and said to all the people, 15 “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on this city and all the villages around it every disaster(J) I pronounced against them, because they were stiff-necked(K) and would not listen(L) to my words.’”

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