Jeremiah 42


Jeremiah's Message to Johanan

And [6went forward 1all 2the 3leaders 4of the 5force], and Johanan son of Kareah, and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from small and unto great. And they said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let there fall now our need for mercy in front of you! And pray to the  lord your God concerning the rest of these! for we are left few from many, as your eyes see. And let [3announce 4to us 1the  lord 2your God]! the way in which we shall go by it, and the word which we shall do. And [4said 5to them 1Jeremiah 2the 3prophet], I heard, behold, I will pray to the  lord our God according to your words. And it will be the word which [2shall answer 1the  lord], I will announce to you; in no way shall I hide from you a word. And they said to Jeremiah, Let the  lord be to us for a [4witness 1just 2and 3trustworthy]! if we do not according to every word which ever [3should send 4you 1the  lord 2your God] to us -- thus we will do. And whether if good or if bad be the voice of the  lord our God, of whom we send you to him, we shall hearken; that [2better 3to us 1it should be] -- for we shall hearken to the voice of the  lord our God. And it came to pass after ten days, [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to Jeremiah. And he called Johanan son of Kareah, and the leaders of the force, and all the people, from small and unto great.

Jeremiah Reassures the Remnant

And he said to them, Thus said the  lord, the God of Israel, of whom you sent me to him that [2should fall 1your supplication] before him. 10 If staying you should stay in this land, then I will build you, and in no way shall I demolish; and I will plant you, and in no way pluck. For I have caused rest over the hurts which I did to you. 11 You should not be fearful from the face of the king of Babylon, of whom you fear from his face. You should not be fearful, says the  lord. For [2with 3you 1I am], to rescue you, and to deliver you from out of his hand. 12 And I will grant to you an act of kindness, and I will show mercy on you, and I will return you unto your land. 13 And if you say to yourselves, In no way should we stay in this land, to not hearken to the voice of the  lord your God, 14 saying, Far be it, for [2into 3the land 4of Egypt 1we shall enter], and in no way should we know war, and [3the sound 4of a trumpet 1in no way 2should we hear], and [3in 4bread loaves 1in no way 2should we hunger], and we shall live there. 15 On account of this, hear the word of the  lord, O remnant of Judah! Thus said the  lord of the forces, the God of Israel, If you should put your face unto Egypt, and should enter in there to dwell; 16 then it shall be the broadsword which you shall fear from its face -- it shall find you in Egypt; and the famine of which you [2a reckoning 1have] from in front of it, it shall overtake you in Egypt, and there you shall die. 17 And it will be all the men, the ones putting their face to enter into the land of Egypt to dwell there, they shall fail by the broadsword, and by the famine, and pestilence. And there will not be for them any one delivering from the evils which I bring upon them. 18 For thus said the  lord of the forces, the God of Israel, As [2dripped 1my rage] upon the ones inhabiting Jerusalem, so shall [2drip 1my rage] upon you, on your entering into Egypt. And you shall be for an untrodden land, and under one's hands, and for a curse, and for scorning; and in no way shall you behold any longer this place, 19 which the  lord spoke against you, the ones remaining of Judah. You should not enter into Egypt. And now, in knowing, you shall know that I witnessed to you today, 20 that you did wickedly in your souls, sending me to the  lord your God, saying, Pray concerning us! to the  lord, and according to all what ever [3should say 4to you 1the  lord 2our God], thus you tell us and we will act. 21 And I announced to you, and you hearkened not to the voice of the  lord your God, according to all which he sent to you. 22 And now by the broadsword, and by famine, and by pestilence you shall end in the place in which you wanted to enter to dwell there.
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