But as soon as Jeremiah, whom the LORD their God had sent, had 1finishedtellingall the peopleall the words of the LORD their God -that is, allthesewords -
2Azariah the 2son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the arrogantmensaid to Jeremiah, "You are 3telling a lie! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You are not to enterEgypt to residethere ';
but 4Baruch the son of Neriah is inciting you against us to give us over into the hand of the Chaldeans, so they will put us to death or exile us to Babylon."
So 5Johanan the son of Kareah and all the acommanders of the forces, and all the people, 6did not obey the voice of the LORD to 7stay in the land of Judah.
But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the bcommanders of the forcestook the 8entireremnant of Judahwho had returned from all the nations to which they had been drivenaway, in order to reside in the land of Judah -
the men, the women, the cchildren, the 9king'sdaughters and 10everyperson that Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikamdand grandson of Shaphan, together with 11Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah -
and they entered the land of Egypt (for they did not obey the voice of the LORD ) and went in as far as 12Tahpanhes.
Then the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah in 13Tahpanhes, saying,
9"Take some largestones in your ehands and hide them in the mortar in the fbrick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh'sgpalace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of hsome of the Jews;
and say to them, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am going to send and get14Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, 15My servant, and I am going to set his throne right overthesestones that I have hidden; and he will spread his 16canopyover them.
"He will also come and 17strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and 18those for the sword to the sword.
"And iI shall setfire to the temples of the 19gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will 20wraphimself with the land of Egypt as a shepherdwrapshimself with his garment, and he will depart from theresafely.
"He will also shatter the jobelisks of kHeliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire.""'