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Jeremiah 43

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1So I finished telling to the people that message from Yahweh our God.
2But then Johanan and Azariah and some other insolent/arrogant men said to me, “You are lying! Yahweh our God has not told us that we should not go to Egypt!
3We think that Baruch has urged/persuaded you to say this, in order that if we stay here, the soldiers from Babylonia will seize us and kill us or take us to Babylonia.”
4So Johanan and the other leaders of the Israeli soldiers and many of HYP the other people who were there refused to obey Yahweh's command to stay in Judah.
5Johanan and all the other leaders gathered together all the people who had returned from the other countries to which they had been scattered.
6They included men, women, children, the king's daughters, and all those whom Nebuzaradan had left with Gedaliah, and they also took Baruch and me.
7They refused to obey Yahweh, and they took us all to Egypt, as far as Tahpenes city.
8While we were at Tahpenes, Yahweh gave me another message. He said,
9“While the people of Judah are watching you, take some large rocks and bury them under the brick pavement at the entrance to the king's palace there at Tahpenes.
10Then say to the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Commander of the armies of angels, the God whom you Israelis say you belong to, says: “I will summon Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, who does my work, to come with his army to Egypt. I will set up his throne over these stones that I told Jeremiah to bury. And Nebuchadnezzar will set up his tent there to show that he has become the King of Egypt.
11When his army comes, they will attack Egypt. Then those will die who I have determined must die, those who I have determined must be captured will be captured, and those who I have determined must be killed by swords will be killed by swords.
12Nebuchadnezzar's soldiers will burn down the temples of the gods of Egypt. But before they burn the temples, they will take away their idols as souvenirs. His troops will clean Egypt like a shepherd cleans lice from his cloak. They will tear down the sacred pillars that are in the temple of their sun god. And then Nebuchadnezzar's troops will leave there, without having been harmed.” ’ ”