Jeremiah Is Taken to Egypt
8 There the Lord said to me, 9 “Get some large stones and bury them in the mortar of the pavement[a] in front of the entrance to the government building here in the city, and let some of the Israelites see you do it. 10 Then tell them that I, the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, am going to bring my servant King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia to this place, and he[b] will put his throne over these stones that you[c] buried, and will spread the royal tent over them. 11 Nebuchadnezzar will come and defeat Egypt. Those people who are doomed to die of disease will die of disease, those doomed to be taken away as prisoners will be taken away as prisoners, and those doomed to be killed in war will be killed in war. 12 I will set fire to the temples of Egypt’s gods, and the king of Babylonia will either burn their gods or carry them off. As shepherds pick their clothes clean of lice, so the king of Babylonia will pick the land of Egypt clean and then leave victorious. 13 He will destroy the sacred stone monuments at Heliopolis in Egypt and will burn down the temples of the Egyptian gods.”
- Jeremiah 43:9 Probable text bury them … pavement; Hebrew unclear.
- Jeremiah 43:10 Some ancient translations he; Hebrew I.
- Jeremiah 43:10 Some ancient translations you; Hebrew I.