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68 And the Lord (A)will bring you back in ships to Egypt, a journey that I promised that (B)you should never make again; and there you shall offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer.”

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(A)They shall not[a] return to the land of Egypt,
    but (B)Assyria shall be their king,
    (C)because (D)they have refused to return to me.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 11:5 Or surely

Pillars of Cloud and Fire

17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did (A)not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people (B)change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.”

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13 And Moses said to the people, (A)“Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For (B)the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.

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Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? (A)Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, (B)“Let us choose a leader and (C)go back to Egypt.”

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15 then hear the word of the Lord, O remnant of Judah. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: (A)If you set your faces to enter Egypt (B)and go to live there, 16 then the sword (C)that you fear shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine of which you are afraid shall follow close after you to Egypt, (D)and there you shall die. 17 All the men who set their faces to go to Egypt to live there shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. They shall have (E)no remnant or survivor from the disaster that I will bring upon them.

18 “For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: (F)As my anger and my wrath were poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. (G)You shall become an execration, a horror, a curse, and a taunt. You shall see this place no more. 19 The Lord has said to you, O remnant of Judah, (H)‘Do not go to Egypt.’ (I)Know for a certainty that I have warned you this day

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