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Jeremiah 19:12-14 New English Translation (NET Bible)

12 I, the Lord, say:[a] ‘That is how I will deal with this city and its citizens. I will make it like Topheth. 13 The houses in Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be defiled by dead bodies[b] just like this place, Topheth. For they offered sacrifice to the stars[c] and poured out drink offerings to other gods on the roofs of those houses.’”

14 Then Jeremiah left Topheth where the Lord had sent him to give that prophecy. He went to the Lord’s temple and stood[d] in its courtyard and called out to all the people.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 19:12 tn This phrase (Heb “Oracle of the Lord”) has been handled this way on several occasions when it occurs within first person addresses where the Lord is the speaker. See, e.g., 16:16; 17:24; 18:6.
  2. Jeremiah 19:13 tn The phrase “by dead bodies” is not in the text but is implicit from the context. It is supplied in the translation for clarity.
  3. Jeremiah 19:13 tn Heb “the host of heaven.”
  4. Jeremiah 19:14 tn Heb “And Jeremiah entered from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy, and he stood in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple.”
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