1 Verbum, quod factum est per Ieremiam ad omnes Iudaeos, qui habitabant in terra Aegypti, habitantes in Magdolo et in Taphnis et in Memphi et in terra Phatures, dicens:
2 "Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Vos vidistis omne malum istud, quod adduxi super Ierusalem et super omnes urbes Iudae; et ecce desertae sunt hodie, et non est in eis habitator
3 propter malitiam, quam fecerunt, ut me ad iracundiam provocarent et irent, ut sacrificarent et colerent deos alienos, quos nesciebant et illi et vos et patres vestri.
4 Et misi ad vos omnes servos meos prophetas, de nocte consurgens mittensque et dicens: Nolite facere verbum abominationis huiuscemodi, quam odivi.
5 Et non audierunt nec inclinaverunt aurem suam, ut converterentur a malis suis et non sacrificarent diis alienis;
6 et effusa est indignatio mea et furor meus et succensa est in civitatibus Iudae et in plateis Ierusalem, et versae sunt in solitudinem et vastitatem secundum diem hanc.
7 Et nunc haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Quare vos facitis malum grande contra animas vestras, ut intereat ex vobis vir et mulier, parvulus et lactans de medio Iudae, nec relinquatur vobis quidquam residuum,
8 provocantes me in operibus manuum vestrarum, sacrificando diis alienis in terra Aegypti, in quam ingressi estis, ut ibi peregrinemini, et dissipet vos, et sitis in maledictionem et in opprobrium cunctis gentibus terrae?
9 Numquid obliti estis mala patrum vestrorum et mala regum Iudae et mala uxorum eius et mala vestra et mala uxorum vestrarum, quae fecerunt in terra Iudae et in plateis Ierusalem?
10 Non sunt contriti usque ad diem hanc et non timuerunt et non ambulaverunt in lege mea et in praeceptis meis, quae dedi coram vobis et coram patribus vestris.
11 Ideo haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Ecce ego ponam faciem meam in vobis in malum et disperdam omnem Iudam.
12 Et assumam reliquias Iudae, qui posuerunt facies suas, ut ingrederentur terram Aegypti et peregrinarentur ibi, et consumentur omnes in terra Aegypti: cadent in gladio et in fame et consumentur a minimo usque ad maximum, in gladio et in fame morientur; et erunt in exsecrationem et in stuporem et in maledictionem et in opprobrium.
13 Et visitabo super habitatores terrae Aegypti, sicut visitavi super Ierusalem, in gladio et in fame et in peste:
14 et non erit qui effugiat et sit residuus de reliquiis Iudaeorum, qui venerunt, ut peregrinarentur in terra Aegypti et reverterentur in terram Iudae, ad quam ipsi elevant animas suas, ut revertantur et habitent ibi; non revertentur, nisi qui fugerint".
15 Responderunt autem Ieremiae omnes viri, scientes quod sacrificarent uxores eorum diis alienis, et universae mulieres, quarum stabat multitudo grandis, et omnis populus habitantium in terra Aegypti in Phatures, dicentes:
16 "Sermonem, quem locutus es ad nos in nomine Domini, non audiemus ex te,
17 sed facientes faciemus omne verbum, quod egressum est de ore nostro, ut sacrificemus reginae caeli et libemus ei libamina, sicut fecimus nos et patres nostri, reges nostri et principes nostri in urbibus Iudae et in plateis Ierusalem, et saturati sumus panibus et bene nobis erat malumque non vidimus.
18 Ex eo autem tempore, quo cessavimus sacrificare reginae caeli et libare ei libamina, indigemus omnibus et gladio et fame consumpti sumus.
19 Quod si nos sacrificamus reginae caeli et libamus ei libamina, numquid sine viris nostris fecimus ei placentas ad effingendum eam et libandum ei libamina?".
20 Et dixit Ieremias ad omnem populum, adversum viros et adversum mulieres et adversum universam plebem, qui responderant ei verbum, dicens:
21 "Numquid non sacrificium, quod sacrificastis in civitatibus Iudae et in plateis Ierusalem, vos et patres vestri, reges vestri et principes vestri et populus terrae, horum recordatus est Dominus, et ascendit super cor eius?
22 Et non poterat Dominus ultra portare propter malitiam operum vestrorum et propter abominationes, quas fecistis; et facta est terra vestra in desolationem et in stuporem et in maledictum, eo quod non sit habitator, sicut est dies haec.
23 Propterea quod sacrificaveritis et peccaveritis Domino et non audieritis vocem Domini et in lege et in praeceptis et in testimoniis eius non ambulaveritis, idcirco evenerunt vobis mala haec, sicut est dies haec".
24 Dixit autem Ieremias ad omnem populum et ad universas mulieres: "Audite verbum Domini, omnis Iuda, qui estis in terra Aegypti.
25 Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel, dicens: Vos et uxores vestrae locuti estis ore vestro et manibus vestris implestis dicentes: "Faciamus vota nostra, quae vovimus, ut sacrificemus reginae caeli et libemus ei libamina". Implete vota vestra et opere perpetrate ea.
26 Ideo audite verbum Domini, omnis Iuda, qui habitatis in terra Aegypti: Ecce ego iuravi in nomine meo magno, ait Dominus, quia nequaquam ultra vocabitur nomen meum ex ore omnis viri Iudae dicentis: "Vivit Dominus Deus", in omni terra Aegypti.
27 Ecce ego vigilabo super eos in malum et non in bonum, et consumentur omnes viri Iudae, qui sunt in terra Aegypti, gladio et fame, donec penitus consumantur.
28 Et, qui fugerint gladium, revertentur de terra Aegypti in terram Iudae, viri pauci, et scient omnes reliquiae Iudae, quae ingressae sunt terram Aegypti, ut peregrinarentur ibi, cuius sermo compleatur, meus an illorum.
29 Et hoc vobis signum, ait Dominus, quod visitem ego super vos in loco isto, ut sciatis quia vere complebuntur sermones mei contra vos in malum.
30 Haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego tradam pharaonem Ophree, regem Aegypti, in manu inimicorum eius et in manu quaerentium animam illius, sicut tradidi Sedeciam regem Iudae in manu Nabuchodonosor regis Babylonis inimici sui et quaerentis animam eius".
King James Version
1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein,
3 Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.
4 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.
6 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.
7 Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;
8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
10 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.
11 ¶ Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.
12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:
14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.
15 ¶ Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
16 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?
20 ¶ Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying,
21 The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind?
22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
23 Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.
24 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt:
25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or their's.
29 ¶ And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil:
30 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.