Jeremiah 42:7-22 NIV

7 Ten days later the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
8 So he called together Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him and all the people from the least to the greatest.

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9 He said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition, says:

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10 ‘If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.

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11 Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.

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12 I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.’

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13 “However, if you say, ‘We will not stay in this land,’ and so disobey the LORD your God,

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14 and if you say, ‘No, we will go and live in Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the trumpet or be hungry for bread,’

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15 then hear the word of the LORD, you remnant of Judah. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘If you are determined to go to Egypt and you do go to settle there,

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16 then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.

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17 Indeed, all who are determined to go to Egypt to settle there will die by the sword, famine and plague; not one of them will survive or escape the disaster I will bring on them.’

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18 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘As my anger and wrath have been poured out on those who lived in Jerusalem, so will my wrath be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You will be a cursea and an object of horror, a curseb and an object of reproach; you will never see this place again.’

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    • ¸ 42:18 - That is, your name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that you are cursed.
    • ¹ 42:18 - That is, your name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that you are cursed.
      19 “Remnant of Judah, the LORD has told you, ‘Do not go to Egypt.’ Be sure of this: I warn you today

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      20 that you made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the LORD your God and said, ‘Pray to the LORD our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.’

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      21 I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the LORD your God in all he sent me to tell you.

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      22 So now, be sure of this: You will die by the sword, famine and plague in the place where you want to go to settle.”

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