Jeremiah 43 (New American Standard)

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In Egypt Jeremiah Warns of Judgment

1 But as soon as Jeremiah, whom the LORD their God had sent, had 1finished telling all the people all the words of the LORD their God -that is, all these words - 2 Azariah the 2son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are 3telling a lie ! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You are not to enter Egypt to reside there '; 3 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." 4 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. 5 But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the bcommanders of the forces took the 8entire remnant of Judah who had returned from all the nations to which they had been driven away, in order to reside in the land of Judah - 6 the men, the women, the cchildren, the 9king's daughters and 10every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam dand grandson of Shaphan, together with 11Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah - 7 and they entered the land of Egypt (for they did not obey the voice of the LORD ) and went in as far as 12Tahpanhes. 8 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah in 13Tahpanhes, saying, 9 "Take some large stones in your ehands and hide them in the mortar in the fbrick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh's gpalace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of hsome of the Jews ; 10 and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am going to send and get 14Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, 15My servant, and I am going to set his throne right over these stones that I have hidden ; and he will spread his 16canopy over them. 11 "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. 12 "And iI shall set fire to the temples of the 19gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will 20wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself with his garment, and he will depart from there safely. 13 "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.""'
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