Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: 1You 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, 2to 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, 3all you of Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: 4Behold, I have sworn by my great name, says the LORD, 5that my name shall no more be invoked by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, 6saying, 'As the Lord GOD lives.'
277Behold, I am watching over them for disaster and not for good. 8All 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.
289And those who escape the sword shall return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, 10few in number; and all the remnant of Judah, who came to the land of Egypt to live, 11shall 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 12my words will surely stand against you for harm:
Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will give 13Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies 14and into the hand of those who seek his life, as I gave 15Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy and sought his life."