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Jeremiah 43

Introduction

1Johanan, discrediting Jeremiah's prophecy, carries him and the rest into Egypt.
8Jeremiah prophesies by a type the conquest of Egypt by the Babylonians.

Verse 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,
had made
26:8; 42:22; 51:63
all the words
1:7,17; 26:2; 42:3-5; Exodus 24:3; 1 Samuel 8:10; Matthew 28:20; Acts 5:20; 20:27
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 24:8 - and them;  Jeremiah 43:2 - Azariah;  Ezekiel 33:31 - and they

Verse 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:
Azariah
40:8; 43:1
Jezaniah
Johanan.
40:13-16; 41:16
all the
13:15; Exodus 5:2; 9:17; Psalms 10:4,5; 12:3; 119:21; 123:4; Proverbs 6:17; 8:13; Proverbs 16:5,18,19; 30:9; Habakkuk 2:4,5; Isaiah 9:9,10; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5
Thou speakest
They had no other colour for their rebellion than flatly to deny that God had spoken what the prophet had declared, the constant method of hypocrites and infidels, who pretend that they are not satisfied of the truth of Divine revelation, when the true cause of their unbelief is, that the commands of God contradict their lusts and appetites.
5:12,13; 2 Chronicles 36:13; Isaiah 7:9
Reciprocal: Exodus 5:9 - vain words;  1 Kings 12:6 - consulted;  2 Chronicles 18:17 - Did I not tell;  Nehemiah 9:29 - yet they;  Psalm 10:2 - The wicked;  Psalm 119:69 - proud;  Proverbs 13:13 - despiseth;  Jeremiah 18:18 - and let us not;  Jeremiah 29:27 - which;  Jeremiah 36:18 - He;  Jeremiah 41:11 - Johanan;  Jeremiah 41:18 - for they;  Jeremiah 42:8 - Johanan;  Micah 2:3 - go

Verse 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
6; 36:4,10,26; 45:1-3
to deliver
38:4; Psalms 109:4; Matthew 5:11,12; Luke 6:22,23,26
Reciprocal: Numbers 16:41 - Ye have;  1 Kings 22:8 - but I hate him;  2 Chronicles 18:17 - Did I not tell;  Psalm 119:69 - proud;  Jeremiah 5:12 - have belied;  Jeremiah 29:27 - which;  Jeremiah 32:12 - Baruch;  Jeremiah 36:18 - He;  Jeremiah 41:18 - for they

Verse 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.
obeyed
42:5,6; 44:5; 2 Chronicles 25:16; Ecclesiastes 9:16
to dwell
42:10-13; Psalms 37:3
Reciprocal: Numbers 25:6 - in the sight of Moses;  Judges 6:10 - ye have;  1 Kings 22:8 - but I hate him;  2 Kings 25:26 - GeneralJeremiah 41:16 - even

Verse 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;
took
40:11,12; 41:15,16; 1 Samuel 26:19
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 40:8 - Johanan;  Jeremiah 41:10 - even;  Jeremiah 42:1 - all the;  Jeremiah 44:1 - concerning

Verse 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.
the king's
41:10; 52:10
every
39:10; 40:7
Jeremiah
Ecclesiastes 9:1,2; Lamentations 3:1; John 21:18
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 25:24 - and it shall be;  Jeremiah 38:22 - all;  Jeremiah 43:3 - Baruch

Verse 7

So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
So
2 Chronicles 25:16
Tahpanhes
2:16
Tahapanhes
44:1; 46:14; Isaiah 30:4
Hanes
Ezekiel 30:18
Tehaphnehes
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:68 - bring thee into Egypt;  Judges 6:10 - ye have;  1 Kings 11:19 - Tahpenes;  Isaiah 27:13 - the outcasts;  Isaiah 30:2 - walk;  Jeremiah 41:17 - to go;  Jeremiah 42:14 - we will go;  Jeremiah 44:24 - all Judah

Verse 8

Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Psalms 139:7; 2 Timothy 2:9
Reciprocal: Isaiah 19:1 - Egypt;  Isaiah 19:17 - the land;  Ezekiel 29:2 - against all

Verse 9

Take 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;
great
13:1-11; 18:2-12; 19:1-15; 51:63,64; 1 Kings 11:29-31; Isaiah 20:1-4; Ezekiel 4:1-17; 5:1-17; 12:3-16; Hosea 12:10; Acts 21:11; Revelation 18:21
in the brick-kiln
Exodus 1:14; 2 Samuel 12:31; Nahum 3:14
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:12 - token;  Jeremiah 25:19 - Pharaoh;  Jeremiah 44:30 - I will;  Jeremiah 46:14 - Migdol

Verse 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.
I will send
1:15; 25:6-26; 27:6-8; Ezekiel 29:18-20; Daniel 2:21; 5:18,19
my servant
25:9; 27:6; 46:27,28; Isaiah 44:28; 45:1; Matthew 22:7
his royal
1 Kings 20:12,16; Psalms 18:11; 27:5; 31:20
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:12 - token;  2 Kings 15:37 - to send;  2 Kings 25:1 - Nebuchadnezzar;  Jeremiah 46:13 - Nebuchadrezzar;  Jeremiah 49:38 - GeneralEzekiel 5:12 - and I will draw;  Ezekiel 29:9 - the land;  Ezekiel 29:19 - I will;  Ezekiel 32:11 - The sword

Verse 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.
he shall smite
25:19; 46:1-26; Isaiah 19:1-25; Ezekiel 29:19,20; 30:1-32
such as are for death
15:2; 44:13; Job 20:29; Ezekiel 5:12; Zechariah 11:9
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 29:17 - Behold;  Jeremiah 42:22 - know;  Ezekiel 29:11 - foot of man;  Revelation 6:8 - kill

Verse 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.
in the
46:25; 48:7; 50:2; 51:44; Exodus 12:12; 2 Samuel 5:21; Isaiah 19:1; 21:9; 46:1; Ezekiel 30:13; Zephaniah 2:11
array
Esther 6:9; Job 40:10
putteth
Psalms 109:18,19; 132:16,18; Isaiah 49:18; 52:1; 59:17; 61:5,10; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 4:24; 6:11; Colossians 3:12,14
Reciprocal: Genesis 31:30 - my gods;  Isaiah 46:2 - but;  Jeremiah 43:13 - and the;  Jeremiah 51:18 - in the;  Ezekiel 29:11 - foot of man;  Daniel 11:8 - their gods;  Hosea 8:6 - the calf;  Hosea 10:6 - carried

Verse 13

He 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.
images
Heb. statues, or standing images. Beth-shemesh. or, the house of the sun.
Isaiah 19:18; *marg:
and the Reciprocal: Exodus 12:12 - against;  1 Chronicles 6:59 - Bethshemesh;  Isaiah 46:2 - but;  Jeremiah 46:25 - with their;  Jeremiah 50:2 - her idols;  Jeremiah 51:18 - in the;  Ezekiel 6:4 - images;  Ezekiel 30:13 - I will also;  Daniel 11:8 - their gods;  Hosea 8:6 - the calf;  Hosea 10:2 - break down;  Hosea 10:6 - carried

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 43". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-43.html.