1 Thus saith יהוה: “Go and get a potter’s earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests (kohanim);
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 you,
3 And say, ‘Hear you the word of יהוה, O kings of Judah (Yehudah), and inhabitants of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim). Thus saith יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot), the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael): “Behold, I will bring disaster (raah) upon this place, that 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 (elohim), whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah (Yehudah), and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
5 They have built also the high places of the Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto the Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into My mind,
6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith יהוה, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The Valley of Ben-Hinnom, but The Valley of Slaughter.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah (Yehudah) and Jerusalem (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 sky, and for the beasts of the earth.
8 And I will make this city desolate, and a 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 you break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with you,
11 And shalt say unto them, ‘Thus saith יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot): “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 יהוה, “and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet.
13 And the houses of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and the houses of the kings of Judah (Yehudah), 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 (elohim).”’”
14 Then came Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) from Tophet, whither יהוה had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of יהוה’s house; and said to all the people,
15 “Thus saith יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot), the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael): ‘Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the disaster (raah) that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear My words.’”