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Jeremiah 43



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

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:
40:8; 43:1
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

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.
6; 36:4,10,26; 45:1-3
to deliver
38:4; Psalms 109:4; Matthew 5:11,12; Luke 6:22,23,26

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.
42:5,6; 44:5; 2 Chronicles 25:16; Ecclesiastes 9:16
to dwell
42:10-13; Psalms 37:3

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;
40:11,12; 41:15,16; 1 Samuel 26:19

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
39:10; 40:7
Ecclesiastes 9:1,2; Lamentations 3:1; John 21:18

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.
2 Chronicles 25:16
44:1; 46:14; Isaiah 30:4
Ezekiel 30:18

Verse 8
Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Psalms 139:7; 2 Timothy 2:9

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;
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

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

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

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
Esther 6:9; Job 40:10
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

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.
Heb. statues, or standing images. Beth-shemesh. or, the house of the sun.
Isaiah 19:18; *marg:
and the


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 43:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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