Jeremiah 43 ©

The rulers and all the proud ones among the people charge Jeremiah his prophecy with lying, they go into Egypt, and carry him and Baruch along with them thither, vs. 1, 2, etc. Jeremiah prophecies at Tahpanhes by a Divine token of the desolation of Egypt by Nebuchadrezzar, 8.


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 1these words,


Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, 2saying 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 3daughters, and every 4person that Nebuzar-adan 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 5Tahpanhes.


¶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 6brickkiln, which is at the 7entry of 8Pharaoh’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 9take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, mya10servant, and will set his throne upon these stones that 11I have hid; and he shall spread his 12royal pavilion over them.


And when he cometh, he shall 13smite the land of Egypt, and deliver suchbas are 14for 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 15fire in the 16houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall 17burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the 18land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.


He shall break also the 19images of 20Beth-shemesh, 21that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.