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1When Jeremiah finished speaking to all the people all these words of the Lord their God, with which the Lord their God had sent him to them, 2Azariʹah the son of Hoshaiʹah and Johaʹnan the son of Kareʹah and all the insolent men said to Jeremiah, “You are telling a lie. The Lord our God did not send you to say, ‘Do not go to Egypt to live there’; 3but Baruch the son of Neriʹah has set you against us, to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeʹans, that they may kill us or take us into exile in Babylon.” 4So Johaʹnan the son of Kareʹah and all the commanders of the forces and all the people did not obey the voice of the Lord, to remain in the land of Judah. 5But Johaʹnan the son of Kareʹah and all the commanders of the forces took all the remnant of Judah who had returned to live in the land of Judah from all the nations to which they had been driven—6the men, the women, the children, the princesses, and every person whom Nebuʹzaradʹan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliʹah the son of Ahiʹkam, son of Shaphan; also Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriʹah. 7And they came into the land of Egypt, for they did not obey the voice of the Lord. And they arrived at Tahʹpanhes.

8Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in Tahʹpanhes: 9“Take in your hands large stones, and hide them in the mortar in the pavement which is at the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace in Tahʹpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah, 10and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezʹzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and he will set his throne above these stones which I have hid, and he will spread his royal canopy over them. 11He shall come and smite the land of Egypt, giving to the pestilence those who are doomed to the pestilence, to captivity those who are doomed to captivity, and to the sword those who are doomed to the sword. 12He shall kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them and carry them away captive; and he shall clean the land of Egypt, as a shepherd cleans his cloak of vermin; and he shall go away from there in peace. 13He shall break the obelisks of Heliopʹolis which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he shall burn with fire.’ ”

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