The Valley of Slaughter

Jeremiah 7

30 "For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight," says the LORD. q "They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to 1 pollute it. 31 "And they have built the r high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to s burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, t which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart. 32 "Therefore behold, u the days are coming," says the LORD, "when it will no more be called Tophet, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; v for they will bury in Tophet until there is no room. 33 "The w corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth. And no one will frighten them away. 34 "Then I will cause to x cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For y the land shall be desolate.

Jeremiah 8

1 "At that time," says the LORD, "they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of its princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves. 2 "They shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought and a which they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered b nor buried; they shall be like refuse on the face of the earth. 3 "Then c death shall be chosen rather than life by all the 2 residue of those who remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places where I have driven them," says the LORD of hosts.

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