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,
(b) Read of this phrase in (1Sa 3:11).
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.
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.
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
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
(g) Read (De 22:8).