81provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, 2burningasacrifices to othergods in the land of Egypt, where you are entering to reside, so that you might be cutoff and become a 3curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
"Have you forgotten the 4wickedness of your fathers, the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
"But they 5have not becomebcontrite even to thisday, nor have they fearednor6walked in My law or My statutes, which I have setbefore you and before your fathers."'
11"Thereforethussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am going to 7set My face against you for cwoe, even to cutoffallJudah.
'And I will 8take away the remnant of Judahwho have set their dmind on entering the land of Egypt to residethere, and they will alle9meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and meet their end by famine. Bothsmall and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a 10curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach.
'And I will 11punish those who live in the land of Egypt, as I have punishedJerusalem, with the sword, with famine and with pestilence.
'So there will be 12norefugees or survivors for the remnant of Judah who have entered the land of Egypt to residethere and then to return to the land of Judah, to which they are f13longing to return and live; for none will 14returnexcept a few refugees.' "
Then 15all the men who were aware that their wives were burninggsacrifices to othergods, along with all the women who were standing by, as a largeassembly, hincluding all the people who were living in Pathros in the land of Egypt, responded to Jeremiah, saying,
"As for the i16message that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, 17we are not going to listen to you!
"But rather we will certainly18carry out everyword that has proceeded from our mouths, jby burningksacrifices to the 19queen of heaven and pouring out drinkofferings to her, just as 20we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princesdid in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had 21plenty of lfood and were welloff and sawnommisfortune.
"But since we stoppedburningnsacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drinkofferings to her, we have 22lackedeverything and have omet our end by the sword and by famine."