1 Haec dicit Dominus: "Vade et eme lagunculam figuli testeam et accipe de senioribus populi et de senioribus sacerdotum
2 et egredere ad vallem Benennom, quae est iuxta introitum portae Fictilium, et praedicabis ibi verba, quae ego loquar ad te,
3 et dices: Audite verbum Domini, reges Iudae et habitatores Ierusalem: Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Ecce ego inducam afflictionem super locum istum, ita ut omnis, qui audierit illam, tinniant aures eius,
4 eo quod dereliquerint me et alienum fecerint locum istum et sacrificaverint in eo diis alienis, quos nescierunt ipsi et patres eorum et reges Iudae; et repleverunt locum istum sanguine innocentium;
5 et aedificaverunt excelsa Baal ad comburendos filios suos igne in holocaustum Baal: quae non praecepi nec locutus sum, nec ascenderunt in cor meum.
6 Propterea ecce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus, et non vocabitur amplius locus iste Topheth et vallis Benennom sed vallis Occisionis.
7 Et dissipabo consilium Iudae et Ierusalem in loco isto; et subvertam eos gladio in conspectu inimicorum suorum et in manu quaerentium animas eorum et dabo cadavera eorum escam volatilibus caeli et bestiis terrae.
8 Et ponam civitatem hanc in stuporem et in sibilum; omnis, qui praeterierit per eam, obstupescet et sibilabit super universa plaga eius.
9 Et cibabo eos carnibus filiorum suorum et carnibus filiarum suarum; et unusquisque carnem amici sui comedet in obsidione et in angustia, in qua concludent eos inimici eorum et qui quaerunt animas eorum.
10 Et conteres lagunculam in oculis virorum, qui ibunt tecum,
11 et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus exercituum: Sic conteram populum istum et civitatem istam, sicut conteritur vas figuli, quod non potest ultra instaurari; et in Topheth sepelientur, eo quod non sit alius locus ad sepeliendum.
12 Sic faciam loco huic, ait Dominus, et habitatoribus eius, ut ponam civitatem istam sicut Topheth;
13 et erunt domus Ierusalem et domus regum Iudae sicut locus Topheth, immundae: omnes domus, in quarum domatibus sacrificaverunt omni militiae caeli et libaverunt libamina diis alienis".
14 Venit autem Ieremias de Topheth, quo miserat eum Dominus ad prophetandum, et stetit in atrio domus Domini et dixit ad omnem populum:
15 "Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Ecce ego inducam super civitatem hanc et super omnes urbes eius universa mala, quae locutus sum adversum eam, quoniam induraverunt cervicem suam, ut non audirent sermones meos".
King James Version
1 Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.
4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem 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.
8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, 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.
10 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee,
11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD'S house; and said to all the people,
15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, 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.