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Jeremiah 42:1
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Then all the [a]commanders of the forces, (a)Johanan the son of Kareah, Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people (b)both small and great approached
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Jeremiah 42:2
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and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our (c)petition [b]come before you, and (d)pray for us to the Lord your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a (e)few out of many, as your own eyes now see us,
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Jeremiah 42:3
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that the Lord your God may tell us the (f)way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do."
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Jeremiah 42:4
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Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, "I have heard you. Behold, I am going to (g)pray to the Lord your God in accordance with your words; and I will tell you the whole [c]message which the (h) Lord will answer you. I will (i)not keep back a word from you."
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Jeremiah 42:5
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Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the (j) Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with the whole [d]message with which the Lord your God will send you to us.
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Jeremiah 42:6
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Whether it is [e]pleasant or [f]unpleasant, we will (k)listen to the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you, so that it may go (l)well with us when we listen to the voice of the Lord our God."
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Jeremiah 42:7
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Now at the (m)end of ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.
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Jeremiah 42:8
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Then he called for Johanan the son of Kareah and all the [g]commanders of the forces that were with him, and for all the people both small and great,
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Jeremiah 42:9
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and said to them, "Thus (n)says the Lord the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition before Him:
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Jeremiah 42:10
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‘If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will (o)build you up and not tear you down, and I will plant you and not uproot you; for I [h]will (p)relent concerning the calamity that I have inflicted on you.
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Jeremiah 42:11
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(q)Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,' declares the Lord , ‘for (r)I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand.
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Jeremiah 42:12
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I will also show you compassion, so that (s)he will have compassion on you and restore you to your own soil.
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Jeremiah 42:13
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But if you are going to say, "We will (t)not stay in this land," so as not to listen to the voice of the Lord your God,
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Jeremiah 42:14
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saying, "No, but we will (u)go to the land of Egypt, where we will not see war or (v)hear the sound of a trumpet or hunger for bread, and we will stay there";
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Jeremiah 42:15
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then [i]in that case listen to the word of the Lord , O remnant of Judah. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, "If you really set your [j]mind to enter (w)Egypt and go in to reside there,
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Jeremiah 42:16
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then the (x)sword, which you are afraid of, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are anxious, will follow closely after you there in Egypt, and you will die there.
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Jeremiah 42:17
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So all the men who set their [k]mind to go to Egypt to reside there will die by the (y)sword, by famine and by pestilence; and they will (z)have no survivors or refugees from the calamity that I am going to bring on them."'"
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Jeremiah 42:18
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For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, "As My (aa)anger and wrath have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a (ab)curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach; and (ac)you will see this place no more."
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Jeremiah 42:19
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The Lord has spoken to you, O remnant of Judah, "Do not (ad)go into Egypt!" You should clearly (ae)understand that today I have (af)testified against you.
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Jeremiah 42:20
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For you have only [l](ag)deceived yourselves; for it is you who sent me to the Lord your God, saying, "Pray for us to the Lord our God; and whatever the Lord our God says, tell us so, and we will do it."
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Jeremiah 42:21
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So I have (ah)told you today, but you have (ai)not [m]obeyed the Lord your God, even in whatever He has sent me to tell you.
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Jeremiah 42:22
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Therefore you should now clearly understand that you will (aj)die by the sword, by famine and by pestilence, in the (ak)place where you wish to go to reside.
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Jeremiah 43:1
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But as soon as Jeremiah, whom the Lord their God had sent, had (a)finished telling all the people all the words of the Lord their God—that is, all these words—
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Jeremiah 43:2
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Azariah the (b)son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are (c)telling a lie! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You are not to enter Egypt to reside there';
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Jeremiah 43:3
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but (d)Baruch the son of Neriah is inciting you against us to give us over into the hand of the Chaldeans, so they will put us to death or exile us to Babylon."
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Jeremiah 43:4
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So (e)Johanan the son of Kareah and all the [a]commanders of the forces, and all the people, (f)did not obey the voice of the Lord to (g)stay in the land of Judah.
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Jeremiah 43:5
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But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the [b]commanders of the forces took the (h)entire remnant of Judah who had returned from all the nations to which they had been driven away, in order to reside in the land of Judah—
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Jeremiah 43:6
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the men, the women, the [c]children, the (i)king's daughters and (j)every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam [d]and grandson of Shaphan, together with (k)Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah—
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Jeremiah 43:7
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and they entered the land of Egypt (for they did not obey the voice of the Lord ) and went in as far as (l)Tahpanhes.
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Jeremiah 43:8
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Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in (m)Tahpanhes, saying,
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Jeremiah 43:9
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"Take some large stones in your [e]hands and hide them in the mortar in the [f]brick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh's [g]palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of [h]some of the Jews;
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Jeremiah 43:10
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and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am going to send and get (n)Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, (o)My servant, and I am going to set his throne right over these stones that I have hidden; and he will spread his (p)canopy over them.
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Jeremiah 43:11
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He will also come and (q)strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and (r)those for the sword to the sword.
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Jeremiah 43:12
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And [i]I shall set fire to the temples of the (s)gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will (t)wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself with his garment, and he will depart from there safely.
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Jeremiah 43:13
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He will also shatter the [j]obelisks of [k]Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire."'"
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Jeremiah 44:1
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The word that came to Jeremiah for all the Jews living in the land of Egypt, those who were living in (a)Migdol, (b)Tahpanhes, (c)Memphis, and the land of (d)Pathros, saying,
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Jeremiah 44:2
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"Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘You yourselves have seen all the calamity that I have brought on Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are in (e)ruins and no one lives in them,
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Jeremiah 44:3
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(f)because of their wickedness which they committed so as to (g)provoke Me to anger by continuing to (h)burn [a]sacrifices and to (i)serve other gods whom they had not known, neither they, you, nor your fathers.
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Jeremiah 44:4
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Yet I (j)sent you all My servants the prophets, [b]again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this (k)abominable thing which I hate."
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Jeremiah 44:5
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But (l)they did not listen or incline their ears to turn from their wickedness, so as not to burn [c]sacrifices to other gods.
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Jeremiah 44:6
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Therefore My (m)wrath and My anger were poured out and burned in the (n)cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become a ruin and a (o)desolation as it is this day.
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Jeremiah 44:7
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Now then thus says the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, "Why are you (p)doing great harm to yourselves, so as to (q)cut off from you man and woman, child and infant, from among Judah, leaving yourselves without remnant,
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Jeremiah 44:8
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(r)provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, (s)burning [d]sacrifices to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are entering to reside, so that you might be cut off and become a (t)curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
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Jeremiah 44:9
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Have you forgotten the (u)wickedness of your fathers, the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
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Jeremiah 44:10
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But they (v)have not become [e]contrite even to this day, nor have they feared nor (w)walked in My law or My statutes, which I have set before you and before your fathers."'
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Jeremiah 44:11
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"Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am going to (x)set My face against you for [f]woe, even to cut off all Judah.
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Jeremiah 44:12
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And I will (y)take away the remnant of Judah who have set their [g]mind on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all [h](z)meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and meet their end by famine. Both small and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a (aa)curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach.
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Jeremiah 44:13
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And I will (ab)punish those who live in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, with the sword, with famine and with pestilence.
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Jeremiah 44:14
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So there will be (ac)no refugees or survivors for the remnant of Judah who have entered the land of Egypt to reside there and then to return to the land of Judah, to which they are [i](ad)longing to return and live; for none will (ae)return except a few refugees.'"
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Jeremiah 44:15
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Then (af)all the men who were aware that their wives were burning [j]sacrifices to other gods, along with all the women who were standing by, as a large assembly, [k]including all the people who were living in Pathros in the land of Egypt, responded to Jeremiah, saying,
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Jeremiah 44:16
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"As for the [l](ag)message that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord , (ah)we are not going to listen to you!
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Jeremiah 44:17
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But rather we will certainly (ai)carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, [m]by burning [n]sacrifices to the (aj)queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as (ak)we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had (al)plenty of [o]food and were well off and saw no [p]misfortune.
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Jeremiah 44:18
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But since we stopped burning [q]sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have (am)lacked everything and have [r]met our end by the sword and by famine."
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Jeremiah 44:19
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"And," said the women, "when we were (an)burning [s]sacrifices to the queen of heaven and [t]were pouring out drink offerings to her, was it (ao)without our husbands that we made for her sacrificial cakes [u]in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?"
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Jeremiah 44:20
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Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men and women—even to all the people who were giving him such an answer—saying,
Jeremiah 44:21
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"As for the [v](ap)smoking sacrifices that you burned in the cities of Judah and in the (aq)streets of Jerusalem, you and your forefathers, your kings and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the Lord (ar)remember them and did not all this come into His [w]mind?
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Jeremiah 44:22
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So the Lord was (as)no longer able to endure it, (at)because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a (au)ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.
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Jeremiah 44:23
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Because you have burned [x]sacrifices and have sinned against the Lord and (av)not obeyed the voice of the Lord or (aw)walked in His law, His statutes or His testimonies, therefore this (ax)calamity has befallen you, as it has this day."
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Jeremiah 44:24
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Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, "(ay)Hear the word of the Lord , all Judah who are (az)in the land of Egypt,
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Jeremiah 44:25
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thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, as follows: ‘As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled it with your hands, saying, "We will (ba)certainly perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn [y]sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her." [z](bb)Go ahead and confirm your vows, and certainly perform your vows!'
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Jeremiah 44:26
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[aa]Nevertheless hear the word of the Lord , all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt, ‘Behold, I have (bc)sworn by My great name,' says the Lord , ‘(bd)never shall My name be invoked again by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "(be)As the Lord [ab] God lives."
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Jeremiah 44:27
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Behold, I am watching over them (bf)for harm and not for good, and (bg)all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt will [ac]meet their end by the sword and by famine until they [ad]are completely gone.
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Jeremiah 44:28
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(bh)Those who escape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judah [ae](bi)few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to reside there will know (bj)whose word will stand, Mine or theirs.
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Jeremiah 44:29
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This will be the (bk)sign to you,' declares the Lord , ‘that I am going to punish you in this place, so that you may know that (bl)My words will surely stand against you for harm.'
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Jeremiah 44:30
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Thus says the Lord , ‘Behold, I am going to give over (bm)Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt to the hand of his enemies, to the hand of those who seek his life, just as I gave over (bn)Zedekiah king of Judah to the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy and was seeking his life.'"
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Jeremiah 45:1
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This is the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to (a)Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had (b)written down these words in a book [a]at Jeremiah's dictation, in the (c)fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying:
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Jeremiah 45:2
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"Thus says the Lord the God of Israel to you, O Baruch:
Jeremiah 45:3
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‘You said, "Ah, woe is me! For the Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am (d)weary with my groaning and have found no rest."'
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Jeremiah 45:4
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Thus you are to say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord , "Behold, (e)what I have built I am about to tear down, and what I have planted I am about to uproot, that is, the whole land."
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Jeremiah 45:5
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But you, are you (f)seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I am going to (g)bring disaster on all flesh,' declares the Lord , ‘but I will (h)give your life to you as booty in all the places where you may go.'"
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Jeremiah 46:1
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That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet (a)concerning the nations.
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Jeremiah 46:2
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To (b)Egypt, concerning the army of (c)Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the Euphrates River at (d)Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the (e)fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
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Jeremiah 46:3
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"(f)Line up the shield and [a]buckler, And draw near for the battle!
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Jeremiah 46:4
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"Harness the horses, And [b]mount the steeds, And take your stand with helmets on! (g)Polish the spears, Put on the (h)scale-armor!
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Jeremiah 46:5
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"Why have I seen it? They are terrified, They are (i)drawing back, And their (j)mighty men are defeated And have taken refuge in flight, Without facing back; [c](k)Terror is on every side!" Declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 46:6
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Let not the (l)swift man flee, Nor the mighty man escape; In the north beside the river Euphrates They have (m)stumbled and fallen.
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Jeremiah 46:7
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Who is this that (n)rises like the Nile, Like the rivers whose waters surge about?
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Jeremiah 46:8
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Egypt rises like the Nile, Even like the rivers whose waters surge about; And He has said, "I will (o)rise and cover that land; I will surely (p)destroy the city and its inhabitants."
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Jeremiah 46:9
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Go up, you horses, and [d](q)drive madly, you chariots, That the mighty men may [e]march forward: Ethiopia and [f](r)Put, that handle the shield, And the [g](s)Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
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Jeremiah 46:10
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For (t)that day belongs to the Lord [h] God of hosts, A day of (u)vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes; And the (v)sword will devour and be satiated And [i]drink its fill of their blood; For there will be a (w)slaughter for the Lord [j] God of hosts, In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.
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Jeremiah 46:11
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Go (x)up to Gilead and obtain balm, (y)O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain have you multiplied [k]remedies; There is (z)no healing for you.
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Jeremiah 46:12
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The nations have heard of your (aa)shame, And the earth is full of your (ab)cry of distress; For one (ac)warrior has stumbled over [l]another, And both of them have fallen down together.
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Jeremiah 46:13
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This is the [m]message which the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the (ad)coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to (ae)smite the land of Egypt:
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Jeremiah 46:14
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"Declare in Egypt and proclaim in (af)Migdol, Proclaim also in Memphis and (ag)Tahpanhes; Say, ‘Take your stand and get yourself ready, For the (ah)sword has devoured those around you.'
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Jeremiah 46:15
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"Why have your (ai)mighty ones become prostrate? They do not stand because the Lord has (aj)thrust them down.
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Jeremiah 46:16
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"They have repeatedly (ak)stumbled; Indeed, they have fallen one against another. Then they said, ‘Get up! And (al)let us go back To our own people and our native land Away from the [n](am)sword of the oppressor.'
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Jeremiah 46:17
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"[o]They cried there, ‘Pharaoh king of Egypt is but (an)a big noise; He has let the appointed time pass by!'
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Jeremiah 46:18
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"As I live," declares the (ao)King Whose name is the Lord of hosts, "Surely one shall come who looms up like (ap)Tabor among the mountains, Or like (aq)Carmel by the sea.
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Jeremiah 46:19
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"Make your baggage ready for (ar)exile, O (as)daughter dwelling in Egypt, For (at)Memphis will become a desolation; It will even be burned down and [p]bereft of inhabitants.
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Jeremiah 46:20
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"Egypt is a pretty (au)heifer, But a [q]horsefly is coming (av)from the north—it is coming!
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Jeremiah 46:21
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"Also her (aw)mercenaries in her midst Are like [r]fattened (ax)calves, For even they too have turned back and have fled away together; They did not stand their ground. For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their (ay)punishment.
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Jeremiah 46:22
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"Its sound moves along like a serpent; For they move on [s]like an army And come to her as woodcutters with axes.
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Jeremiah 46:23
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"They have cut down her (az)forest," declares the Lord ; "Surely it will no more be found, Even though [t]they are now more numerous than (ba)locusts And are without number.
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Jeremiah 46:24
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"The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame, Given over to the [u]power of the (bb)people of the north."
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Jeremiah 46:25
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The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says, "Behold, I am going to punish Amon of (bc)Thebes, and (bd)Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her (be)gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who (bf)trust in him.
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Jeremiah 46:26
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I shall give them over to the [v]power of those who are (bg)seeking their lives, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of his [w]officers. (bh)Afterwards, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old," declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 46:27
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"But as for you, O Jacob My servant, (bi)do not fear, Nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to (bj)save you from afar, And your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob will return and be (bk)undisturbed And secure, with no one making him tremble.
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Jeremiah 46:28
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"O Jacob My servant, do not fear," declares the Lord , "For (bl)I am with you. For I will make a full end of all the nations Where I have driven you, Yet I will (bm)not make a full end of you; But I will (bn)correct you properly And by no means leave you unpunished."
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