M s 1-3. Johanan. Contradiction. Words. t 4. The People. Disobedience. s 5,6. Johanan. Disobedience. Action. t 7. The People. Disobedience.
1 And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking to all (put for the greater part, not all without exception) 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,
2 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, "You speak falsely: the LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:'
3 But Baruch (a man of noble family [32:12] suspected here. The reason may be found in 45:1-5) the son of Neriah sets you 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."
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, where they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah; (Cp. 40:12.)
6 Even men, and women, and young children, and the king's daughters, and every soul that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah (see 41:1) 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. (An Egyptian fortress on the eastern or Syrian border of Lower Egypt [c. 2:16], where the Pharaoh had his palace. See v.9. Now Tell Deffeneh; where Petrie discovered [in 1886] a ruin called Kasr el Bint Yehudi = the palace of the daughter of Judah, assigned doubtless to the daughters of Zedekiah. See v.6 above; and 41:10.)
F3 S U 43:8-10. Sign. Great stones. V 43:11-13. Threatening. T W 44;1-14-. Idolatry. Declaration. X 44:-14. Escape of remant. T W 44:15-77. Idolatry. Discussion. X 44:28. Escape of remant. S U 44:2P. Sign. Punishment. V 44:30. Threatening.
8 And came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
9 Take great stones in your hand, and hide them in the clay in the brick pavement before the royal palace (laid bare in 1886 by Flinders Petrie. See 2 Sam. 12:31. There could be no "brick-kiln" close to the entrance of the palace. But such a platform is seen today outside all great, and most small, houses in Egypt. It is called mastaba, and is kept clean and swept. Often made of beaten clay, edged with bricks), which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;
10 And say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; 'Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadnezzar 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.
V u 11. Land of Egypt. v 12-. Gods of Egypt. u -12. Lanf of Egypt. v 13. Gods of Egypt.
11 And when he comes, 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. (See 2 Sam. 12:31.)
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, according as a shepherd puts on his garment; and he shall go forth from there in peace.
13 He shall break also the standing images (or obelisks. Probably Asherim) of Bethshemesh (= House [or Temple] of the Sun; Greek, "Heliopolis"; Egyptian, "On"; about 10 miles north-east of Cairo), that is in the land of Egypt (this is to be distinguished it from Beth-shemesh of Josh. 15:10. Judg. 1:33. 1 Sam. 6:9,19. See Isa. 19:19); and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.' ' "