The high places of Baal (Jer 19:5-19:5)

“They have built

The high places of Baal.

There they burn their children

In the fire,

As burnt offerings to Baal.

I did not command this.

I did not decree this.

It did not enter my mind.”

Interesting enough, this is like chapter 7 of this work, but there was no specific mention of Baal there. However, the idea of burning children was explicitly mentioned. In fact, Yahweh also said that he had not commanded or decreed these human child sacrifices. It never entered his mind.