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Jeremiah 19
New Living Translation

Jeremiah’s Shattered Jar

19This is what the Lord said to me: “Go and buy a clay jar. Then ask some of the leaders of the people and of the priests to follow you.H559H3068H1980H7069H3335H2789H1228H2205H5971H2205H3548 2Go out through the Gate of Broken Pots to the garbage dump in the valley of Ben-Hinnom, and give them this message.H3318H1516H1121H2011H6607H2777H8179H7121H1697H1696 3Say to them, ‘Listen to this message from the Lord, you kings of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem! This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: I will bring a terrible disaster on this place, and the ears of those who hear about it will ring!H559H8085H1697H3068H4428H3063H3427H3389H559H3068H6635H430H3478H935H7451H4725H8085H241H6750 4“‘For Israel has forsaken me and turned this valley into a place of wickedness. The people burn incense to foreign gods - idols never before acknowledged by this generation, by their ancestors, or by the kings of Judah. And they have filled this place with the blood of innocent children.H5800H5234H4725H6999H312H430H1H3045H4428H3063H4390H4725H1818H5355 5They have built pagan shrines to Baal, and there they burn their sons as sacrifices to Baal. I have never commanded such a horrible deed; it never even crossed my mind to command such a thing!H1129H1116H1168H8313H1121H784H5930H1168H6680H1696H5927H3820 6So beware, for the time is coming, says the Lord, when this garbage dump will no longer be called Topheth or the valley of Ben-Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.H3117H935H5002H3068H4725H7121H8612H1516H1121H2011H1516H2028 7“‘For I will upset the careful plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will allow the people to be slaughtered by invading armies, and I will leave their dead bodies as food for the vultures and wild animals.H1238H6098H3063H3389H4725H5307H2719H6440H341H3027H1245H5315H5038H5414H3978H5775H8064H929H776 8I will reduce Jerusalem to ruins, making it a monument to their stupidity. All who pass by will be astonished and will gasp at the destruction they see there.H7760H5892H8047H8322H5674H8074H8319H4347 9I will see to it that your enemies lay siege to the city until all the food is gone. Then those trapped inside will eat their own sons and daughters and friends. They will be driven to utter despair.’H398H1320H1121H1320H1323H398H376H1320H7453H4692H4689H341H1245H5315H6693 10“As these men watch you, Jeremiah, smash the jar you brought.H7665H1228H5869H582H1980 11Then say to them, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: As this jar lies shattered, so I will shatter the people of Judah and Jerusalem beyond all hope of repair. They will bury the bodies here in Topheth, the garbage dump, until there is no more room for them.H559H559H3068H6635H3602H7665H5971H5892H7665H3335H3627H3201H7495H6912H8612H4725H6912 12This is what I will do to this place and its people, says the Lord. I will cause this city to become defiled like Topheth.H6213H4725H5002H3068H3427H5414H5892H8612 13Yes, all the houses in Jerusalem, including the palace of Judah’s kings, will become like Topheth - all the houses where you burned incense on the rooftops to your star gods, and where liquid offerings were poured out to your idols.’”H1004H3389H1004H4428H3063H2931H4725H8612H1004H1406H6999H6635H8064H5258H5262H312H430 14Then Jeremiah returned from Topheth, the garbage dump where he had delivered this message, and he stopped in front of the Temple of the Lord. He said to the people there,H935H3414H8612H3068H7971H5012H5975H2691H3068H1004H559H5971 15“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will bring disaster upon this city and its surrounding towns as I promised, because you have stubbornly refused to listen to me.’”H559H3068H6635H430H3478H935H5892H5892H7451H1696H7185H6203H8085H1697


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