1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 “aStand in the gate of the Lord’s house and proclaim there this word and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you of Judah, who enter by these gates to worship the Lord!’ ”
3 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “aAmend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.
8 “Behold, you are trusting in adeceptive words to no avail.
16 “As for you, ado not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you.
18 “The 1children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they apour out drink offerings to other gods in order to bspite Me.
20 Therefore thus says the Lord 1God, “Behold, My aanger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the btrees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched.”
22 “For I did not aspeak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
23 “But this is 1what I commanded them, saying, ‘aObey My voice, and bI will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may cbe well with you.’
25 “Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have asent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them.
And btake up a lamentation on the bare heights;
For the Lord has crejected and forsaken
The generation of His wrath.’
30 “For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight,” declares the Lord, “they have aset their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.
31 “They have abuilt the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to bburn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I cdid not command, and it did not come into My 1mind.
32 “aTherefore, behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when it will no longer be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of the Slaughter; for they will bbury in Topheth 1because there is no other place.
33 “The adead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.
34 “Then I will make to acease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the bland will become a ruin.
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