43 1And it came to pass that, when Jeremiah had made an end of
speaking unto all the people all the words of Jehovah their God, wherewith
Jehovah their God had sent him to them, even all these words,
Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud
men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: Jehovah our God hath not
sent thee to say, Ye shall not go into Egypt to sojourn there;
Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, to deliver us into the
hand of the Chaldeans, that they may put us to death, and carry us away
captive to Babylon.
4So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains
of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of Jehovah, to dwell
in the land of Judah.
5But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the
captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned
from all the nations whither they had been driven, to sojourn in the land of
6the men, and the women, and the children, and the king's
daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had
left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan; and Jeremiah the
prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah;
7and they came into the land of
Egypt; for they obeyed not the voice of Jehovah: and they came unto
8Then came the word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
9Take great stones in thy hand, and hide them in mortar in the
brickwork, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the
sight of the men of Judah;
10and say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of
hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar 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.
shall come, and shall smite the land of Egypt; such as are for death
shall be given 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
captive: 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.
shall also break the pillars of Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt;
and the houses of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.