Jeremiah 42 ©
Johanan and the other captains desire Jeremiah to enquire of God for them, promising implicit obedience to his directions. Jeremiah assureth them of safety in Judea, but of destruction in Egypt: he reproveth their hypocrisy in asking counsel of God, which they meant not to follow.
And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication 1be accepted before thee, and cpray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but da few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)
Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I gwill pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that hwhatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.
¶And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
¶But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, rneither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
So shall 3it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to *sojourn there; vthey shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury whath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and xye shall be an *execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.