43:1And 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,
(43:1-13) "And 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...."
Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, 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:
But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for to deliver us
into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry
us away captives into Babylon.
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.
But Johanan the son of Kareah, 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;
Even men, and women, and 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.
So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the
LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the
brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the
sight of the men of Judah;
And say unto 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 them.
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 the sword.
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.
He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of
Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.