Johanan, discrediting Jeremiah's prophecy, carrieth Jeremiah and others into Egypt.
Jeremiah 43:1 And it came to passe [that] whe Ieremiah had made an end of speaking vnto all the people, al the words of the LORD their God, for which the LORD their God had sent him to them, [euen] all these words; Jeremiah 43:2 Then spake Azariah the sonne of Hoshaiah, and Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying vnto Ieremiah, Thou speakest falsly: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Goe not into Egypt, to soiourne there. Jeremiah 43:3 But Baruch the sonne of Neriah setteth thee on against vs, for to deliuer vs into the hand of the Caldeans, that they might put vs to death, and carie vs away captiues into Babylon. Jeremiah 43:4 So Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, and all the captaines of the forces, and all the people, obeied not the voice of the LORD, to dwell in the land of Iudah. Jeremiah 43:5 But Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, and all the captaines of the forces, tooke all the remnant of Iudah, that were returned from all nations whither they had bene driuen, to dwell in the land of Iudah, Jeremiah 43:6 [Euen] men, and women, and children, and the kings daughters, and euery person that Nebuzaradan the captaine of the guard had left with Gedaliah the sonne of Ahikam, the sonne of Shaphan, and Ieremiah the Prophet, and Baruch the sonne of Neriah. Jeremiah 43:7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voyce of the LORD, thus came they euen to Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah prophesieth by a type the conquest of Egypt by the Babylonians.
Jeremiah 43:8 Then came the word of the LORD vnto Ieremiah in Tahpanhes, saying; Jeremiah 43:9 Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the bricke kill, which [is] at the entry of Pharaohs house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Iudah: Jeremiah 43:10 And say vnto them, Thus saieth the LORD of hosts the God of Israel; Beholde, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon my seruant, and will set his throne vpon these stones that I haue hidde, and hee shall spread his royall pauilion ouer them. Jeremiah 43:11 And when he commeth, hee shall smite the land of Egypt, [and deliuer] such [as are] for death, to death; and such [as are] for captiuitie to captiuitie; and such [as are] for the sword, to the sword. Jeremiah 43:12 And I wil kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt, and hee shall burne them, and carry them away captiues, and hee shall aray himselfe with the land of Egypt, as a shepheard putteth on his garment, and hee shall goe forth from thence in peace. Jeremiah 43:13 He shall breake also the images of Beth-shemesh that [is] in the land of Egypt, and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burne with fire.