The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 31:38–40


38  Behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that the city shall be built to the YHWH from the tower of Hananel unto the gate of the corner.

38  Behold, the days are approaching, says the Lord, when a city will be built for the Lord from the tower of Hananel, even to the Gate of the Corner;


39  And the measuring line shall yet go out straight forward unto the hill Gareb, and shall turn about unto Goah.

Jer38:39  And the measurement of it shall proceed in front of them as far as the hills of Gareb, and it shall be compassed with a circular wall of choice stones.

39  and the measuring line will go on even further in his sight, over the hill of Gareb, and it will encircle Goah

40  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 YHWH; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

Jer38:40  And all the Asaremoth even to Nachal Kedron, as far as the corner of the horse-gate eastward, shall be holiness to the Lord; and it shall not fail any more, and shall not be destroyed for ever.

40  and the entire Valley of dead bodies and ashes, and the entire region of death, even to the torrent of Kedron, and to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east. All this will be the holy place of the Lord. It will not be rooted up, and it will not be torn down, anymore, forever.”