Matthew Bible

Jeremiah 43

Johanan, discrediting Jeremiah's prophecy, carrieth Jeremiah and others into Egypt.

Jeremiah 43:1 Now when Ieremye had ended all the wordes of the Lord God vnto the people (for their sakes to whome God had sent hym) Jeremiah 43:2 Azariah the sonne of Osaiah, & Iohanan the sonne of Kareah with al þe proud personnes, sayde vnto Ieremy: Thou lyest, the Lord our God hath not sent the to speake vnto vs, that we shoulde not go into Egypt, and dwel there. Jeremiah 43:3 But Baruch the sonne of Neriah prouoketh the agaynst vs, that he might brynge vs into the captiuite of the Caldees: that they myght slay vs, and carye vs away presoners vnto Babylon. Jeremiah 43:4 So Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, & al the captaynes of the Hoste, and al the people folowed not the commaundement of the Lord. Namely, to dwell in the lande of Iuda: Jeremiah 43:5 But Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, and all the captaynes of the Hoste, caryed awaye al the remnaunte in Iuda, that were come together agayne from the Heathen (amonge whome they had bene scatred) to dwell in the land of Iuda. Jeremiah 43:6 Men, wemen, chyldren, the kynges doughters, all those that Nabuzaradan the chefe captayne had left with Godoliah the sonne of Ahikam. They caryed awaye also the prophet Ieremy, Baruch the sonne of Neriah, Jeremiah 43:7 & so came into Egipte: for they were not obeyent 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 word of the Lorde happened vnto Ieremy, sayinge: Jeremiah 43:9 Take great stones in thyne hande, and hide them in the bryckwall, vnder the dore of Pharaos house in Thaphnis that all the men of Iuda maye se, Jeremiah 43:10 and saye vnto them. Thus sayeth the Lord of Hostes the God of Israell: Beholde I wil sende and cal for Nabuchodonozor the kinge of Babilon my seruaunt, and wyll set hys seate vpon these stones that I haue hyd, and he shall sprede hys tente ouer them. Jeremiah 43:11 And when he commeth, he shall smyte the lande of Egipte with slaughter, with presonment, and with the swerde. Jeremiah 43:12 He shal set fyre vpon the tempels of the Egipcians Goddes, and burne them vp, & take them selues presoners. Moreouer he shall araye him selfe with the lande of Egipte, lyke as a sheperde putteth on his cote, and shal departe his waye from thence in peace. Jeremiah 43:13 The pylers also of the temple of the sunne that is in Egipte: shall he breake in peaces, and burne the tempels of the Egypcians Goddes.

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