Jeremiah 44:23-30 (New International Version)

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23 Because you have burned incense and have sinned against the LORD and have not obeyed him or followed1 his law or his decrees2 or his stipulations, this disaster3 has come upon you, as you now see."4 24 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including the women,5 "Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah in Egypt.6 25 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives7 have shown by your actions what you promised when you said, 'We will certainly carry out the vows we made to burn incense and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.'8 "Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your vows!9 26 But hear the word of the LORD, all Jews living in Egypt:10 'I swear11 by my great name,' says the LORD, 'that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, "As surely as the Sovereign12 LORD lives."13 27 For I am watching14 over them for harm,15 not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish16 by sword and famine17 until they are all destroyed.18 28 Those who escape the sword19 and return to the land of Judah from Egypt will be very few.20 Then the whole remnant21 of Judah who came to live in Egypt will know whose word will stand22--mine or theirs.23 29 " 'This will be the sign24 to you that I will punish25 you in this place,' declares the LORD, 'so that you will know that my threats of harm against you will surely stand.'26 30 This is what the LORD says: 'I am going to hand Pharaoh27 Hophra king of Egypt over to his enemies who seek his life, just as I handed Zedekiah28 king of Judah over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the enemy who was seeking his life.' "29
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