The People Reject Jeremiah's Words1 And it came to pass as Jeremiah ceased speaking to the people all the words of the lord their God, which [3sent 1the lord 2their God] to them, even all these words. 2 And [4said 1Azariah 2son 3of Hoshaiah], and Johanan son of Kareah, and all the [2men 1proud], the ones speaking to Jeremiah, [3lies 1You 2speak], [3did not 4send 5you 1The lord 2our God] to us, to say, You should not enter into Egypt to live in there; 3 but Baruch son of Neriah unites with you against us, that you should give us into the hands of the Chaldeans, to put us to death, and to resettle us in Babylon. 4 And Johanan son of Kareah, and all the leaders of the force, and all the people hearkened not to the voice of the lord to dwell in the land of Judah. 5 And Johanan took, and all the leaders of the force, the whole of the rest of Judah, of the ones returning from all of the nations which they were scattered there, to dwell in the land of Judah; 6 the mighty men, and the women, and the infants remaining, and the daughters of the king, and the souls which [4left behind 1Nabuzar-adan 2the 3chief guard] with Gedaliah son of Ahikam, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch son of Neriah.
The People Enter Egypt7 And they entered into Egypt, for they hearkened not to the voice of the lord; and they entered into Tahpanhes. 8 And came to pass the word of the lord to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying, 9 Take to yourself [2stones 1great], and hide them in the thresholds in the gate of the residence of Pharaoh in Tahpanhes, in front of the eyes of the men of Judah. 10 And you shall say, Thus said the lord of the forces, the God of Israel, Behold, I send for, and I will bring Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon my servant. And he shall put his throne upon these stones which you hid; and he shall lift the shields upon them. 11 And he shall enter, and shall strike the land of Egypt; whom for death unto death, and whom for resettlement unto resettlement, and whom for broadsword unto broadsword. 12 And he shall kindle a fire in the houses of their gods, and shall set them on fire, and shall resettle them, and shall fumigate the land of Egypt as [2fumigates 1the shepherd] his garment; and he shall go forth in peace. 13 And he shall break the columns of Heliopolis, the ones in Egypt. And the houses of the gods of Egypt he shall incinerate with fire.
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