Jer 19:3
19:3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O {a} 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, which whoever heareth, his ears shall {b}

     (a) By kings here and in other places are meant counsellors
         and governors of the people; who he calls the ancients,
         @Jer 19:1.
     (b) Read of this phrase in @1Sa 3:11.

Jer 19:5
19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their
     sons with fire [for] burnt offerings to Baal, which I {c}
     commanded not, nor spoke [it], neither came [it] into my

     (c) By which is declared that whatever is not commanded by
         God's word concerning is service is against his word.

Jer 19:6
19:6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this
     place shall no more be called {d} Tophet, nor The valley of
     the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.

     (d) Read @Jer 7:31, 2Ki 23:10, Isa 30:33.

Jer 19:11
19:11 And shalt say to them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even
      so will I break this people and this city, as [one]
      breaketh a {e} potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole
      again: and they shall bury [them] in Tophet, till [there
      be] no place to bury.

      (e) This visible sign was to confirm them concerning the
          assurance of this plague, which the Lord threatened by
          his prophet.

Jer 19:13
19:13 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 {f} houses upon whose {g} roofs they have
      burned incense to all the host of heaven, and have poured
      out drink offerings to other gods.

      (f) He notes the great rage of the idolaters who left no
          place free from their abominations, in that they
          polluted their own houses with it, as we see yet among
          the papists.
      (g) Read @De 22:8.

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