Jeremiah 43
The Migration to Egypt
1And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the Lord their God, for which the Lord their God had sent him to them, even all these words, 2then spake Azari´ah the son of Hoshai´ah, and Jo´hanan the son of Kare´ah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there: 3but Baruch the son of Neri´ah setteth thee on against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chalde´ans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon. 4So Jo´hanan the son of Kare´ah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the Lord, to dwell in the land of Judah. 5#2 Kgs 25.26. But Jo´hanan the son of Kare´ah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah; 6even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Neb´uzar–a´dan the captain of the guard had left with Gedali´ah the son of Ahi´kam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neri´ah. 7So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the Lord: thus came they even to Tah´panhes.
8Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah in Tah´panhes, saying, 9Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tah´panhes, in the sight of the men of Judah; 10and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrez´zar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them. 11And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword. 12And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace. 13He shall break also the images of Beth–she´mesh,#43.13 That is, The house of the sun. that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.

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