10 and tell them: This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I will send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I will place his throne on these stones that I have embedded, and he will pitch his pavilion over them. 11 He will come and strike down the land of Egypt(A)—those destined for death, to death; those destined for captivity, to captivity; and those destined for the sword,(B) to the sword. 12 I[a] will kindle a fire in the temples of Egypt’s gods,(C) and he will burn them and take them prisoner. He will clean the land of Egypt as a shepherd picks lice off[b] his garment,(D) and he will leave there unscathed.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 43:12 LXX, Syr, Vg read He
  2. Jeremiah 43:12 Or will wrap himself in the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself in

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