“Then Jeremiah came from Topheth,
Where Yahweh had sent him
In the court of Yahweh’s house.
He said to all the people.
‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts!
The God of Israel!
I am now bringing upon this city,
Upon all its towns,
All the disaster
That I have pronounced against it.
Because they have stiffened their necks.
They refuse to hear my words.’”
After Jeremiah came from Topheth, where Yahweh had sent him to prophesize, he stood in the court of the Temple. He told everyone that Yahweh, the God of Israel, was going to bring disaster to the city of Jerusalem and all its towns. Yahweh pronounced this disaster because they had stiffened their necks and refused to hear his words.