Then Jeremiahsaid to all the people, including all the women, "1Hear the word of the LORD, allJudahwho are 2in the land of Egypt,
25thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, as follows : 'As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled it with your hands, saying, "We will 3certainlyperform our vows that we have vowed, to burnasacrifices to the queen of heaven and pour out drinkofferings to her." b4Goahead and confirm your vows, and certainlyperform your vows !'
"cNeverthelesshear the word of the LORD, allJudah who are living in the land of Egypt, 'Behold, I have 5sworn by My greatname,' says the LORD, '6never shall My name be invokedagain by the mouth of anyman of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "7As the LorddGODlives."
27'Behold, I am watchingover them 8for harm and not for good, and 9all the men of Judahwho are in the land of Egypt will emeet their end by the sword and by famineuntil they fare completelygone.
'10Those whoescape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judahg11few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to residethere will know12whoseword will stand, Mine or theirs.
29'This will be the 13sign to you,' declares the LORD, 'that I am going to punish you in thisplace, so that you may know that 14My words will surelystandagainst you for harm.'
30"Thussays the LORD, 'Behold, I am going to give over 15PharaohHophraking of Egypt to the hand of his enemies, to the hand of those who seek his life, just as I gave over 16Zedekiahking of Judah to the hand of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon, who was his enemy and was seeking his life.' "