0 SAB Jeremiah 43

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. 17:9

Trivia: What did God tell Jeremiah to hide in a rock by the Euphrates River?



The people go to Egypt

1 And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the LORD their God, for which the LORD their God had sent him to them, even all these words,

When Jeremiah finished speaking,

2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:

all the proud men said to him,

You're lying to us.

God didn't say, "Don't go to Egypt."

3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.

Baruch told you to say these things, so that the Chaldeans will kill us and carry us away to Babylon.

4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to dwell in the land of Judah.

5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;

6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.

7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.

All the army captains and people decided to disobey God and go to Egypt.

Jeremiah hides some big rocks for God

8 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,

Then the word of God came upon Jeremiah, saying,

9Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;

This is what God says:

Get some big rocks and bury them in the clay at the entrance of the Pharaoh's house, while the people of Judah are watching.

10 And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.

Then say to them,

This is what God says:

I will send my servant, Nebuchadrezzar, to set his throne on top of the big rocks that I've hid.

11 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.

When he comes, he'll smite Egypt, kill those who are going to die, and enslave those who are going to be enslaved.

12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.

I will burn the houses of the gods of Egypt.

13He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.

And break the images of Bethshemesh.


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