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And it came to be, when Yirmeyahu had ended speaking all these words to all the people - all the words of YHWH their Elohim, for which YHWH their Elohim had sent him to them -
that Azaryah son of Hoshayah, and Yohanan son of Qareah, and all the proud men spoke, saying to Yirmeyahu, 'You are speaking a lie! YHWH our Elohim has not sent you to say, 'Do not go to Mitsrayim to sojourn there.'
'For Baruk son of Neriyah is moving you against us, to give us into the hand of the Chaldeans, to put us to death or exile us to Babel.'
So Yohanan son of Qareah, and all the commanders of the army, and all the people disobeyed the voice of YHWH, to stay in the land of Yehudah.
And Yohanan son of Qareah and all the commanders of the army took all the remnant of Yehudah who had returned to dwell in the land of Yehudah, from all nations where they had been driven -
the men, and the women, and the children, and the sovereign's daughters, and every being whom Nebuzaradan, chief of the guard, had left with Gedalyahu son of Ahiqam, son of Shaphan, and Yirmeyahu the prophet, and Baruk son of Neriyahu.
So they went to the land of Mitsrayim, for they disobeyed the voice of YHWH. And they went as far as Tahpanhes.
And the word of YHWH came to Yirmeyahu in Tahpanhes, saying,
'Take large stones in your hand, and you shall hide them before the eyes of the men of Yehudah, in the clay in the brick courtyard which is at the entrance to Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes.
'Then you shall say to them, 'Thus said YHWH of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra'el, 'See, I am sending, and I shall bring Nebukadretstsar the sovereign of Babel, My servant. And I shall set his throne above these stones that I have hidden. And he shall spread his canopy over them.
'And he shall come and smite the land of Mitsrayim, bringing death to those appointed for death, and captivity to those for captivity, and the sword to those for the sword.
'And he shall set fire to the houses of the mighty ones of Mitsrayim. And he shall burn them and take them captive. And he shall cover himself with the land of Mitsrayim, as a shepherd puts on his garment, and he shall go out from there in peace.
'And he shall break the stone pillars of the House of the Sun which are in the land of Mitsrayim, and he shall burn the houses of the mighty ones of the Mitsrites with fire.'''