Jeremiah 31:40
New International Version
The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the LORD. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished."

New Living Translation
And the entire area--including the graveyard and ash dump in the valley, and all the fields out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the Horse Gate--will be holy to the LORD. The city will never again be captured or destroyed."

English Standard Version
The whole valley of the dead bodies and the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be sacred to the LORD. It shall not be plucked up or overthrown anymore forever.”

Berean Study Bible
The whole valley of the dead bodies and of ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley, to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east, will be holy to the LORD. It will never again be uprooted or demolished.”

New American Standard Bible
"And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it will not be plucked up or overthrown anymore forever."

King James Bible
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
The whole valley--the corpses, the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east--will be holy to the LORD. It will never be uprooted or demolished again."

Contemporary English Version
Even that disgusting Hinnom Valley will be sacred to me, and so will the eastern slopes that go down from Horse Gate into Kidron Valley. Jerusalem will never again be destroyed.

Good News Translation
The entire valley, where the dead are buried and garbage is dumped, and all the fields above Kidron Brook as far as the Horse Gate to the east, will be sacred to me. The city will never again be torn down or destroyed."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The whole valley--the corpses, the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east--will be holy to the LORD. It will never be uprooted or demolished again."

International Standard Version
The whole valley of dead bodies and ashes and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east will be holy to the LORD. It won't be uprooted or overthrown again, forever."

NET Bible
The whole valley where dead bodies and sacrificial ashes are thrown and all the terraced fields out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far north as the Horse Gate will be included within this city that is sacred to the LORD. The city will never again be torn down or destroyed."

New Heart English Bible
The whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The whole valley, filled with its dead bodies and ashes, and the whole area to the Kidron Valley, as far as the corner of Horse Gate in the east, will be holy to the LORD. It will never be uprooted or torn down again."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

New American Standard 1977
“And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, or overthrown anymore forever.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes with the burnt fat, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever.

American King James Version
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook of Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

American Standard Version
And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto Jehovah; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the whole valley of dead bodies and of ashes, and all the country of death, even to the torrent Cedron, and the corner of the horse gate towards the east, the Holy of the Lord: it shall not be plucked up, and it shall not be destroyed any more for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the torrent Kidron, unto the corner of the horse-gate toward the east, shall be holy unto Jehovah: it shall not be plucked up, nor overthrown any more for ever.

English Revised Version
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook of Kidron, to the corner of the horse-gate towards the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

World English Bible
The whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy to Yahweh; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the valley of the carcases and of the ashes, And all the fields unto the brook Kidron, Unto the corner of the horse-gate eastward, Are holy to Jehovah, it is not plucked up, Nor is it thrown down any more to the age!
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Mourning Turned to Joy
39The measuring line will once again stretch out straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn toward Goah. 40The whole valley of the dead bodies and of ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley, to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east, will be holy to the LORD. It will never again be uprooted or demolished.”
Cross References
John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where they entered a garden.

2 Samuel 15:23
Everyone in the countryside was weeping loudly as all the people passed by. And as the king crossed the Kidron Valley, all the people also passed toward the way of the wilderness.

2 Kings 11:16
So they seized Athaliah as she reached the horses' entrance to the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.

2 Kings 23:6
He brought the Asherah pole from the house of the LORD to the Kidron Valley outside Jerusalem, and there he burned it, ground it to powder, and threw its dust on the graves of the common people.

2 Kings 23:12
He pulled down the altars that the kings of Judah had set up on the roof near the upper chamber of Ahaz, and the altars Manasseh had set up in the two courtyards of the house of the LORD. The king pulverized them there and threw their dust into the Kidron Valley.

2 Chronicles 23:15
So they seized Athaliah as she reached the entrance of the Horse Gate to the palace grounds, and there they put her to death.

Nehemiah 3:28
Above the Horse Gate, each of the priests made repairs in front of his own house.

Jeremiah 1:10
See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and plant."

Jeremiah 7:32
So beware! The days are coming, declares the LORD, when this place will no longer be called Topheth and the Valley of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. For they will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.

Jeremiah 8:2
They will be exposed to the sun and moon, and all the host of heaven which they have loved, served, followed, consulted, and worshiped. Their bones will not be gathered up or buried, but will become like dung lying on the ground.

Joel 3:17
Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain. Jerusalem will be holy, never again to be overrun by foreigners.

Zechariah 14:20
On that day, HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the house of the LORD will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.

Treasury of Scripture

And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook of Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

the whole.

Jeremiah 7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, said the LORD, that it shall no …

Jeremiah 19:11-13 And shall say to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Even so will …

Jeremiah 32:36 And now therefore thus said the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning …

Ezekiel 37:2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were …

the brook.

2 Samuel 15:23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed …

2 Kings 23:6,12 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without …

John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples …

unto.

2 Kings 11:16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which …

2 Chronicles 23:15 So they laid hands on her; and when she was come to the entering …

Nehemiah 3:28 From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against …

shall be.

Ezekiel 45:1-6 Moreover, when you shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, …

Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the …

Joel 3:17 So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my …

Zechariah 14:20 In that day shall there be on the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD…

it shall.

Jeremiah 18:7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning …

Isaiah 51:22 Thus said your Lord the LORD, and your God that pleads the cause …

Ezekiel 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, …

Ezekiel 39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured …







Lexicon
The whole
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

valley
הָעֵ֣מֶק (hā·‘ê·meq)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6010: A vale

of the dead bodies
הַפְּגָרִ֣ים ׀ (hap·pə·ḡā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6297: A carcase, an idolatrous image

and of ashes,
וְהַדֶּ֡שֶׁן (wə·had·de·šen)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1880: The fat, fatness, abundance, the, ashes of sacrifices

and all
וְכָֽל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the fields
הַשְּׁדֵמוֹת֩ (haš·šə·ḏê·mō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8309: A common

as
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

far as the Kidron
קִדְר֜וֹן (qiḏ·rō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6939: Kidron -- perhaps 'dusky', a wadi East of Jerusalem

Valley,
נַ֨חַל (na·ḥal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the corner
פִּנַּ֨ת (pin·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6438: An angle, a pinnacle, a chieftain

of the Horse
הַסּוּסִים֙ (has·sū·sîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

Gate
שַׁ֤עַר (ša·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

to the east,
מִזְרָ֔חָה (miz·rā·ḥāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4217: Place of sunrise, the east

will be holy
קֹ֖דֶשׁ (qō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

to the LORD.
לַֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

It will never
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

again
ע֖וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

be uprooted
יִנָּתֵ֧שׁ (yin·nā·ṯêš)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5428: To pull or pluck up, root out

or demolished.”
יֵהָרֵ֛ס (yê·hā·rês)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2040: To pull down, in pieces, break, & destroy
(40) The whole valley of the dead bodies . . .--We have to think of this city as Jeremiah saw it during the horrors of the siege--the lower part, the "plain" or "valley" of the city, the valley of Hinnom (comp. Jeremiah 19:11), filled with corpses lying unburied in the streets (Lamentations 2:21; Lamentations 4:9), the "ashes" of burnt and shattered houses encumbering the streets with their debris, the fields or open spaces that stretched to the Kidron valley, and the "horse-gate" by the king's palace (2Kings 11:16; 2Chronicles 23:15; Nehemiah 3:28)--all this now lay before him as a scene of unspeakable desolation; but in his vision of the restored city he sees it all cleansed from whatever was defiling, consecrated to Jehovah, and holy as the precincts of the Temple. It is, perhaps, not without significance in connection with this passage, that when the city was restored, the region above the "horse-gate" was repaired by the priests, who seem to have had their houses in that quarter (Nehemiah 3:28-29). They appear to have been anxious to restore the sanctity of that over which Jeremiah had lamented as desecrated and defiled. The word for "ashes" was a technical one (Leviticus 6:10-11) for the refuse which remained on the altar after a burnt-offering, and which was to be carried without the camp (Leviticus 4:12; Leviticus 6:11). Probably this and the sweepings of the Temple were thrown into the valley of Hinnom.

Verse 40. - The southern boundary of the city. The whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes; rather,... even the dead bodies and the ashes. It is assumed by most that Jeremiah means the valley of Hinnom, which, after its defilement by Josiah (2 Kings 23:10), had become a receptacle of rubbish and offal. It is, however, against this view that the word for "valley" is not gai (elsewhere connected with Hinnom), but emek, i.e. "deep lying plain." The "dead bodies" are the corpses of men and animals, destroyed by the judgment of God, and lying unburied; but where, seems uncertain. Ashes. Wood ashes are not here meant, but those of flesh and fat, which remained after the burning of a sacrificial victim (see Leviticus 1:16; and comp. 4:12). The horse gate. Mentioned in Nehemiah 3:28. Holy unto the Lord. The unclean spots in the neighbourhood having been transformed. The expression reminds us of Exodus 28:36 (the legend on the forefront of the high priest's mitre).



31:35-40 As surely as the heavenly bodies will continue their settled course, according to the will of their Creator, to the end of time, and as the raging sea obeys him, so surely will the Jews be continued a separate people. Words can scarcely set forth more strongly the restoration of Israel. The rebuilding of Jerusalem, and its enlargement and establishment, shall be an earnest of the great things God will do for the gospel church. The personal happiness of every true believer, as well as the future restoration of Israel, is secured by promise, covenant, and oath. This Divine love passes knowledge; and to those who take hold upon it, every present mercy is an earnest of salvation.
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