Jeremiah 7:34

Hebrew Bible

32 So, watch out!” says the Lord. “The time will soon come when people will no longer call those places Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom. But they will call that valley the Valley of Slaughter, and they will bury so many people in Topheth that they will run out of room. 33 Then the dead bodies of these people will be left on the ground for the birds and wild animals to eat. There will not be any survivors to scare them away. 34 I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness or the glad celebration of brides and grooms throughout the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. For the whole land will become a desolate wasteland.”

Revelation 18:23

New Testament

22 And the sound of the harpists, musicians, flute players, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again. No craftsman who practices any trade will ever be found in you again; the noise of a mill will never be heard in you again. 23 Even the light from a lamp will never shine in you again! The voices of the bridegroom and his bride will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the tycoons of the world, because all the nations were deceived by your magic spells! 24 The blood of the saints and prophets was found in her, along with the blood of all those who had been killed on the earth.”

 Notes and References

"... Jeremiah’s temple sermon (7:1-34), said to be delivered “in the gate of the Lord’s house,” was a warning of God’s coming judgment on the temple and on Jerusalem in the sixth century B.C.E. But the text’s Wirkungsgeschichte reached well beyond the Babylonian swords that Jeremiah foresaw. In the centuries following, Jews and Christians would cite and allude to this sermon to warn of God’s judgment and to register dissent against their religious opponents. In the synoptic gospels, Jesus of Nazareth overturned the tables of the moneychangers as he declared that the temple had become “a den of brigands” (Mark 11:17; Matthew 21:13; Luke 19:46; compare σπήλαιον λῃστῶν in LXX Jeremiah 7:11). In Acts and in Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho, Jeremiah 7’s accusations of misdirected worship are leveled at non-Christian Jews (Acts 7:42; Dialogue with Trypho 136). In Revelation, the author draws on the “bride and the bridegroom” refrain at the end of the sermon (Jeremiah 7:34) to announce judgment on Babylon (Revelation 18:23) ..."

Ferda, T. S. Jeremiah 7 and Flavius Josephus on the First Jewish War (pp. 158-173) Journal for the Study of Judaism 44 (2), 2013

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