43:1 And it came to pass, [that] when Jeremiah had made an end
of speaking to 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.
43:2 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son
of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, Thou
speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say,
Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
43:3 But 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 captives into Babylon.
43:4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, 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.
43:5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the
forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that had returned from
all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land
43:6 [Even] men, and women, and children, and the king's
daughters, and every person that Nebuzar-adan 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
43:7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not
the voice of the LORD: thus they came [even] to Tahpanhes.
43:8 Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
43:9 Take great stones in thy hand, and hide them in the clay in
the brick-kiln, which [is] at the entry of Pharaoh's house in
Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;
43:10 And say to them, Thus saith the LORD 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
43:11 And 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
43:12 And 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.
43:13 He shall break also the images of Beth-shemesh, that [is]
in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the
Egyptians shall he burn with fire.