What You Fear Will Catch Up with You 42 1All the army officers, led by Johanan son of Kareah and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, accompanied by all the people, small and great, 2came to Jeremiah the prophet and said, “We have a request. Please listen. Pray to your God for us, what’s left of us. You can see for yourself how few we are! 3Pray that your God will tell us the way we should go and what we should do.” 4Jeremiah the prophet said, “I hear your request. And I will pray to your God as you have asked. Whatever God says, I’ll pass on to you. I’ll tell you everything, holding nothing back.” 5They said to Jeremiah, “Let God be our witness, a true and faithful witness against us, if we don’t do everything that your God directs you to tell us. 6Whether we like it or not, we’ll do it. We’ll obey whatever our God tells us. Yes, count on us. We’ll do it.” 7Ten days later God’s Message came to Jeremiah. 8He called together Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers with him, including all the people, regardless of how much clout they had. 9He then spoke: “This is the Message from God, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your prayer. 10He says, ‘If you are ready to stick it out in this land, I will build you up and not drag you down, I will plant you and not pull you up like a weed. I feel deep compassion on account of the doom I have visited on you. 11You don’t have to fear the king of Babylon. Your fears are for nothing. I’m on your side, ready to save and deliver you from anything he might do. 12I’ll pour mercy on you. What’s more, he will show you mercy! He’ll let you come back to your very own land.’ 13“But do not say, ‘We’re not staying around this place,’ refusing to obey the command of your God 14and saying instead, ‘No! We’re off to Egypt, where things are peaceful—no wars, no attacking armies, plenty of food. We’re going to live there.’ If 15what’s left of Judah is headed down that road, then listen to God’s Message. This is what God–of–the–Angel–Armies says: ‘If you have determined to go to Egypt and make that your home, 16then the very wars you fear will catch up with you in Egypt and the starvation you dread will track you down in Egypt. You’ll die there! 17Every last one of you who is determined to go to Egypt and make it your home will either be killed, starve, or get sick and die. No survivors, not one! No one will escape the doom that I’ll bring upon you.’ 18“This is the Message from God–of–the–Angel–Armies, the God of Israel: ‘In the same way that I swept the citizens of Jerusalem away with my anger and wrath, I’ll do the same thing all over again in Egypt. You’ll end up being cursed, reviled, ridiculed, and mocked. And you’ll never see your homeland again.’ 19“God has plainly told you, you leftovers from Judah, ‘Don’t go to Egypt.’ Could anything be plainer? I warn you this day 20that you are living out a fantasy. You’re making a fatal mistake. “Didn’t you just now send me to your God, saying, ‘Pray for us to our God. Tell us everything that God says and we’ll do it all’? 21“Well, now I’ve told you, told you everything he said, and you haven’t obeyed a word of it, not a single word of what your God sent me to tell you. 22So now let me tell you what will happen next: You’ll be killed, you’ll starve to death, you’ll get sick and die in the wonderful country where you’ve determined to go and live.”
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