Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Jeremiah 43

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

Jeremiah 43:1 And it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end, of speaking unto all the people all the words of Yahweh their God, with which Yahweh their God had sent, him unto them,—even all these words, Jeremiah 43:2 then spake Azariah son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan son of Kareah, and all the proud men,—saying unto Jeremiah—Falsely, art thou, speaking, Yahweh our God, hath not sent thee, to say, Ye shall not enter Egypt, to sojourn there; Jeremiah 43:3 but, Baruch son of Neriah, is goading thee on against us,—that he may deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, to put us to death, or take us away captive to Babylon. Jeremiah 43:4 So Johanan son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, hearkened not, unto the voice of Yahweh,—by remaining in the land of Judah; Jeremiah 43:5 but Johanan son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took, all the remnant of Judah, who had returned, out of all the nations whither they had been driven, to sojourn in the land of Judah: Jeremiah 43:6 both the men and the women and the children, and the daughters of the king, and every soul that Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, had left, with Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan,—and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch son of Neriah; Jeremiah 43:7 and entered the land of Egypt, for they hearkened not unto the voice of Yahweh,—yea entered as far as Tahpanhes.

Jeremiah prophesieth by a type the conquest of Egypt by the Babylonians.

Jeremiah 43:8 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah, in Tahpanhes, saying: Jeremiah 43:9 Take in thy hand great stones, and hide them in the mortar, that is in the brickyard, which is at the entrance of the house of Pharaoh, in Tahpanhes,—before the eyes of the men of Judah. Jeremiah 43:10 Then shalt thou say unto them—Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel—Behold me! sending and fetching Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, my servant, and I will set his throne, over these stones, which I have hid,—and he shall spread his canopy over them. Jeremiah 43:11 And, when he entereth, then will he smite the land of Egypt [and deliver], Him who is for death, to death, and, Him who is for captivity, to captivity, and, Him who is for the sword, to the sword. Jeremiah 43:12 So will I kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them and carry them away captive,—and shall wrap the land of Egypt about him, just as a shepherd, wrappeth about, him his garment, and shall go forth from thence in peace; Jeremiah 43:13 And he shall break in pieces the pillars of Beth-shemesh, which is in the land of Egypt,—And, the houses of the gods of Egypt, shall he burn with fire.

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