Jeremiah said to all the people and all the women, "Hear the word of the LORD, 1all you of Judah who are in the land of Egypt.
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: 2You and your wives have declared with your mouths, and have fulfilled it with your hands, saying, 'We will surely perform our vows that we have made, 3to make offerings to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings to her.' Then confirm your vows and perform your vows!
Therefore hear the word of the LORD, 4all you of Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: 5Behold, I have sworn by my great name, says the LORD, 6that my name shall no more be invoked by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, 7saying, 'As the Lord GOD lives.'
278Behold, I am watching over them for disaster and not for good. 9All the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by famine, until there is an end of them.
2810And those who escape the sword shall return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, 11few in number; and all the remnant of Judah, who came to the land of Egypt to live, 12shall know whose word will stand, mine or theirs.
This shall be the sign to you, declares the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, in order that you may know that 13my words will surely stand against you for harm:
Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will give 14Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies 15and into the hand of those who seek his life, as I gave 16Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy and sought his life."