Johanan, discrediting Jeremiah's prophecy, carrieth Jeremiah and others into Egypt.
Jeremiah 43:1 Nowe when Ieremie had ended all ye wordes of the Lorde his God vnto the people, which to declare the Lorde their God had sent him to them, euen all these wordes [I say] Jeremiah 43:2 Azariah the sonne of Osaiah, and Iohanan the sonne of Careah, with all the stubburne persons, sayd vnto Ieremie, Thou lyest, the Lorde our God hath not sent thee to speake vnto vs, that we shoulde not go into Egypt, and dwell there: Jeremiah 43:3 But Baruch the sonne of Neriah prouoketh thee agaynst vs, that he myght bryng vs into the captiuitie of the Chaldees, that they myght slay vs, and cary vs away prisoners vnto Babylon. Jeremiah 43:4 So Iohanan the sonne of Careah, and all the captaynes of the hoast, and all the people, folowed not the commaundement of the Lorde, [namely] to dwell in the lande of Iuda: Jeremiah 43:5 But Iohanan the sonne of Cariah, and all the captaines of the hoast, caried away all the remnaunt of Iuda, that were come together agayne from all the heathen, among whom they had ben scattered, to dwell in the lande of Iuda, Jeremiah 43:6 Men, women, children, the kynges daughters, all those that Nabuzaradan the chiefe captayne had left with Gedaliah the sonne of Ahikam, the sonne of Saphan: they caryed away also the prophete Ieremie, Baruch the sonne of Neriah, Jeremiah 43:7 And so came into Egypt: for they were not obedient vnto the commaundement of God. Thus came they to Thaphnis:
Jeremiah prophesieth by a type the conquest of Egypt by the Babylonians.
Jeremiah 43:8 And in Thaphnis the worde of the Lorde happened vnto Ieremie, saying: Jeremiah 43:9 Take great stones in thine hande, and hyde them in the bricke wall vnder the doore of Pharaos house in Thaphnis, that all the men of Iuda may see, Jeremiah 43:10 And say vnto them, Thus saith the Lorde of hoastes the God of Israel: Beholde, I will sende and call for Nabuchodonozor the kyng of Babylon my seruaunt, and wyll set his seate vpon these stones that I haue hyd, and he shall spreade his tent ouer them. Jeremiah 43:11 And when he commeth, he shall smite the land of Egypt, some with slaughter, some with banishment, and some with the sworde. Jeremiah 43:12 He shall set fire vpon the temple of the Egyptians gods, and burne them vp, and take them selues prisoners: Moreouer, he shall aray hym selfe with the lande of Egypt, lyke as a sheephearde putteth on his coate, and shall depart his way from thence in peace. Jeremiah 43:13 The pyllers also of the temple of the sunne that is in Egypt shall he breake in peeces, and burne the temples of the Egyptians gods.