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Jeremiah 43

Jeremiah Is Taken To Egypt

1 Jeremiah, whom the Lord their God had sent, finished telling all the people all these words of the Lord their God. 2 Then Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men said to Jeremiah, "You are lying! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, 'You must not go into Egypt to live.' 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah is leading you against us to give us over to the Babylonians, so they may kill us or take us away to Babylon." 4 So Johanan the son of Kareah and all the captains of the armies, and all the people, did not obey the voice of the Lord to stay in the land of Judah. 5 Johanan the son of Kareah and all the captains of the armies took all the people left of Judah, who had returned to live in the land of Judah from all the nations where they had been driven. 6 They took the men, women, children, the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the prison soldiers had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan. They also took Jeremiah the man of God and Baruch the son of Neriah. 7 And they went into the land of Egypt, for they did not obey the voice of the Lord. They went in as far as Tahpanhes.

8 Then the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying, 9 "Take some large stones in your hands. And hide them among the stone blocks by the door of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes. Let some of the Jews see you do this. 10 Tell them, 'The Lord of All, the God of Israel, says, "See, I will send for Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant. And I will set his throne over these stones that I have hidden. He will spread his covering over them. 11 He will come and fight against the land of Egypt. Those who are meant to die will die. Those who are to be taken away will be taken away. And those who are to be killed by the sword will be killed by the sword. 12 I will set fire to the houses of worship where the gods of Egypt are worshiped. He will burn them and take them away. So he will dress himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd puts on his coat. And he will go away from there in peace. 13 He will break to pieces the objects of worship in the house of the Sun god in Egypt. And he will burn the houses of the gods of Egypt with fire." ' ''

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