This word came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews living in Lower Egypt1--in Migdol,2 Tahpanhes3 and Memphis4--and in Upper Egypt:52
"This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You saw the great disaster6 I brought on Jerusalem and on all the towns of Judah.7 Today they lie deserted and in ruins83
because of the evil9 they have done. They aroused my anger10 by burning incense11 to and worshiping other gods12 that neither they nor you nor your ancestors13 ever knew.
Again and again14 I sent my servants the prophets,15 who said, 'Do not do this detestable16 thing that I hate!'
But they did not listen or pay attention;1718 they did not turn from their wickedness19 or stop burning incense20 to other gods.216
Therefore, my fierce anger was poured out;22 it raged against the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem and made them the desolate ruins23 they are today.