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YirmeYahu / hymry

Jeremiah Chapter 19

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Yehudah the broken flask

19:1 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה),

Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and [take] of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the Kohanim;

19:2 And go forth to the valley of Ben Hinnom, which [is] by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell you,

19:3 And say, Hear you DvarADONAI (יהוה), O melechim Yehudah, and inhabitants of YeruShalayim;

Thus said  ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot, Elohei Yisra'el:

Hinei, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.

19:4 Because they have forsaken Me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it to other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the melechim Yehudah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

19:5 They have built also the shephi (high places) of ba'al, to burn their banim with fire [for] burnt offerings to ba'al, which I commanded not, nor spoke [it], neither came [it] into my mind:

19:6 Therefore, behold, the days come, said ADONAI (יהוה), that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of Ben Hinom, but The valley of slaughter.

19:7 And I will make void the counsel of Yehudah and YeruShalayim in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passes thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.

19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their banim and the flesh of their banot, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.

19:10 Then shall you break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with you,

19:11 And shall say to them,

Thus said ADONAI  (יהוה) Tzva'ot:

Even so will I break this people and this city, as [one] breaks a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury [them] in Tophet, till [there be] no place to bury.

19:12 Thus will I do to this place, said ADONAI (יהוה), and to the inhabitants thereof, and [even] make this city as Tophet:

19:13 And the batim (houses) of YeruShalayim, and the batim (houses) of the melechim Yehudah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the batim (houses) upon whose roofs they have burned incense to all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings to other gods.

19:14 Then came YirmeYahu from Tophet, whither ADONAI (יהוה) had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of ADONAI (יהוה)'S house; and said to all the people,

19:15 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzva'ot, Elohei Yisra'el:

Hinei, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.


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התּפת Tofet etymology uncertain; the most probable is its connection with a root meaning “burning” - the “place of burning”;

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