Then the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah in 1Tahpanhes, saying,
9"Take some largestones in your ahands and hide them in the mortar in the bbrick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh'scpalace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of dsome of the Jews;
and say to them, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am going to send and get2Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, 3My servant, and I am going to set his throne right overthesestones that I have hidden; and he will spread his 4canopyover them.
"He will also come and 5strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and 6those for the sword to the sword.
"And eI shall setfire to the temples of the 7gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will 8wraphimself with the land of Egypt as a shepherdwrapshimself with his garment, and he will depart from theresafely.
"He will also shatter the fobelisks of gHeliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire.""'