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Jeremiah 43:5-7 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Instead Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers led off all the Judean remnant who had come back to live in the land of Judah from all the nations where they had been scattered.[a] They also led off all the men, women, children, and royal princesses[b] that Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, had left with Gedaliah,[c] the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan; this included the prophet Jeremiah and Baruch son of Neriah. They went on to Egypt[d] because they refused to obey the Lord, and came to Tahpanhes.[e]


  1. Jeremiah 43:5 sn These are the people who are referred to in Jer 40:11-12.
  2. Jeremiah 43:6 tn Heb “the daughters of the king.” See the translator’s note on 41:10.
  3. Jeremiah 43:6 sn This refers to the group mentioned in Jer 40:7 and 41:10. The two groups together constituted all the people who were at Mizpah when Gedaliah was murdered, had been taken captive by Ishmael, had been rescued by Johanan and the other army officers, and had consulted Jeremiah at Geruth Chimham.
  4. Jeremiah 43:7 sn This had been their intention all along (41:17). Though they consulted the Lord and promised to do what he told them, whether they agreed with it or not (42:5-6), it is clear that they had no intention of doing so. Jeremiah could see that (42:19-22). They refused to believe that the Lord had really said what Jeremiah told them (43:4) and feared reprisal from the Babylonians more than any potential destruction from the Lord (43:3).
  5. Jeremiah 43:7 sn Tahpanhes was an important fortress city on the northern border of Egypt in the northeastern Nile delta. It is generally equated with the Greek city of Daphne. It has already been mentioned in 2:16 in conjunction with Memphis (the Hebrew name is “Noph”) as a source of soldiers who did violence to the Israelites in the past.
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