Jeremiah 44

CHAPTER 44

The Word against the Jews in Egypt

The word coming to Jeremiah to all the Jews dwelling in the land of Egypt, and to the ones settling in Migdol, and in Tahpanhes, and in Memphis, and in the land of Pathros, saying, Thus said the  lord of the forces, the God of Israel, You have seen all the evils which I brought upon Jerusalem, and upon the cities of Judah. And behold, they are desolate today of ones dwelling, because of the face of their wickedness of which they did to greatly embitter me; going to burn incense [2gods 1to other] which [2knew not 1they], even you, and your fathers. And I sent to you my servants the prophets early. And I sent saying, You shall not do this thing, this contamination of which I detested. And they did not hearken to me, and they did not lean their ear to turn from their evils to not burn incense [2gods 1to other]. And [2dripped upon them 1my anger], and my rage, and it was kindled in the cities of Judah, and outside Jerusalem. And they became for desolation and for an untrodden place, as this day. And now thus said the  lord almighty, the God of Israel, Why do you do [2evils 1great] against your souls? to cut off from you, man and woman, infant and one nursing, from the midst of Judah, to not leave behind for yourselves not one person; to embitter me greatly in the works of your hands, to burn incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, into which you entered to dwell there, that you should be cut off, and that you should become as a curse and for scorning among all the nations of the earth. Have you yourselves forgotten the evils of your fathers, and the evils of the kings of Judah, and the evils of your rulers, and the evils of your wives, which they did in the land of Judah, and outside of Jerusalem? 10 And they did not cease unto this day. And they feared not, and held not to my orders which I put in front of them, and in front of their fathers. 11 On account of this, thus said the  lord of the forces, the God of Israel; Behold, I set my face against you for evil, to destroy all Judah. 12 And I shall take the remnant of Judah, the ones that established their face to enter into the land of Egypt to dwell there, and they shall fail all in the land of Egypt. And they shall fall by broadsword, and [2by 3famine 1they shall fail], from small unto great. And they will be for scorning, and for destruction, and for a curse. 13 And I will visit against the ones settling in the land of Egypt, as I visited against Jerusalem by broadsword, and by famine, and by plague. 14 And there shall not be one escaping, not one of the ones remaining of Judah, of the ones sojourning in the land of Egypt, to return into the land of Judah upon which they hope in their souls to return there. In no way shall they return, except the ones escaping. 15 And they answered to Jeremiah -- all the men knowing that [2burned incense 1their wives 4gods 3to other], and all the women, [2gathering 1a great], and all the people settling down in the land of Egypt in the land of Pathros, saying, 16 The word which you spoke to us in the name of the  lord, we will not hearken to you. 17 For in doing we will do all the matter which shall come forth out of our mouth to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to offer to her libations, as we did ourselves, and our fathers, and our kings, and our rulers in the cities of Judah, and outside Jerusalem. And we were filled of bread loaves, and we were better off, and [3bad things 1we did not 2see]. 18 And as we stopped burning incense to the queen of the heaven, and offering a libation to her of a libation, [2were 4made less 3all 1we], and by broadsword and by famine we failed. 19 And seeing that we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and offered to her libations, did we without our husbands make to her cakes, and offer libations to her? 20 And Jeremiah said to all the people, to the mighty men, and to the women, and to all the people responding to him with words, saying, 21 Did not, concerning the incense of which you burned in the cities of Judah, and outside Jerusalem, you and your fathers, and your kings, and your rulers, and the people of the land, the  lord remember? even it ascended unto his heart. 22 And [2was not 3able 1the  lord] still to bear up from in front of the wickedness of your deeds, and from your abominations which you did; and [2became 1your land] for desolation, and for an untrodden place, and for a curse, as this day; 23 from in front of which you burned incense, and which you sinned against the  lord, and hearkened not to the voice of the  lord, and to his orders, and to his law; and by his testimonies you did not go; and [2took hold of 3you 1these evils] as this day. 24 And Jeremiah said to the people, and to the women, Hear the the word of the  lord all Judah, the ones in the land of Egypt! 25 Thus said the  lord God of Israel, You and your women [2with 3your mouth 1spoke], and [2by your hands 1fulfilled], saying, In offering, we shall offer our acknowledgment offerings which we acknowledged, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to offer to her libations. In adhering you adhered to your acknowledgment offerings, and the offerings which you offered. 26 On account of this, hear the word of the  lord all Judah settling down in the land of Egypt! Behold, I swore by an oath to [3name 1my 2great], said the  lord. [2shall 4be 3no longer 1My name] in the mouth of all Judah to say, Live O Lord the  lord, in all the land of Egypt. 27 For behold, I have been vigilant against them, to inflict hurt on them, and to not do good. And [7shall fail 1all 2Judah 3dwelling 4in 5the land 6of Egypt] by broadsword, and by famine, until whenever they shall cease. 28 And the ones escaping from the broadsword shall return into the land of Judah being few in number. And [5shall know 1all 2the 3remnant 4of Judah], the ones sojourning in the land of Egypt to sojourn there, whose word will adhere, mine or theirs. 29 And this is the sign, says the  lord, to you, That I myself will visit upon you in this place, that you should know that [2shall adhere 1my words] unto you for evils. 30 Thus said the  lord, Behold, I give Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hands of his enemy, and into the hands of ones seeking his life; as I have given Zedekiah king of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and the one seeking his life.
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