28 “So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nnor receive correction. oTruth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. 29 pCut off your hair and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on the desolate heights; for the Lord has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.’ 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 5pollute it. 31 And they have built the rhigh places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to sburn their sons and their daughters in the fire, twhich I did not command, nor did it come into My heart.
32 “Therefore behold, uthe 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; vfor they will bury in Tophet until there is no room. 33 The wcorpses 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 xcease 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 ythe land shall be desolate.
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