Jeremiah 42 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest, came near 1 Then all the army officers, including Johanan son of Kareah and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest approached
2 and said unto Jeremiah the prophet, "Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us), 2 Jeremiah the prophet and said to him, "Please hear our petition and pray to the LORD your God for this entire remnant. For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few are left.
3 that the LORD thy God may show us the way wherein we may walk and the thing that we may do." 3 Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."
4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, "I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words, and it shall come to pass that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you." 4 "I have heard you," replied Jeremiah the prophet. "I will certainly pray to the LORD your God as you have requested; I will tell you everything the LORD says and will keep nothing back from you."
5 Then they said to Jeremiah, "The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not do even according to all things for which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us. 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the LORD your God sends you to tell us.
6 Whether it be good or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we send thee, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God." 6 Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the LORD our God."
7 And it came to pass after ten days that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah. 7 Ten days later the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
8 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest, 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.
9 and said unto them, "Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before Him: 9 He said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition, says:
10 `If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up; for I repent of the evil that I have done unto you. 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 am grieved over the disaster I have inflicted on you.
11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the LORD, for I am with you to save you and to deliver you from his hand. 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.
12 And I will show mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you and cause you to return to your own land.' 12 I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.'
13 "But if ye say, `We will not dwell in this land,' neither obey the voice of the LORD your God, 13 "However, if you say, 'We will not stay in this land,' and so disobey the LORD your God,
14 saying, `No, but we will go into the land of Egypt where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger for bread, and there will we dwell'-- 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,'
15 and now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah! Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: `If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there, 15 then hear the word of the LORD, O 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,
16 then it shall come to pass that the sword which ye feared shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine whereof ye were afraid shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die. 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.
17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there. They shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.' 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.'
18 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: `As Mine anger and My fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall My fury be poured forth upon you when ye shall enter into Egypt. And ye shall be an execration and an astonishment, and a curse and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.' 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 an object of cursing and horror, of condemnation and reproach; you will never see this place again.'
19 "The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah: `Go ye not into Egypt!' Know certainly that I have admonished you this day. 19 "O remnant of Judah, the LORD has told you, 'Do not go to Egypt.' Be sure of this: I warn you today
20 For ye dissembled in your hearts when ye sent me unto the LORD your God, saying, `Pray for us unto the LORD our God; and according unto all that the LORD our God shall say, so declare unto us, and we will do it.' 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.'
21 And now I have this day declared it to you, but ye have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God, nor any thing for which He hath sent me unto you. 21 I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the LORD your God in all he sent me to tell you.
22 Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn." 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."