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13 So I will punish those who live in the land of Egypt just as I have punished Jerusalem, with the sword, with the famine, and with the plague. 14 And there will not be a survivor or an escapee of the remnant of Judah, those who have come to dwell as an alien there in the land of Egypt, to return to the land of Judah where they are longing[a] to return to dwell there, for they will not turn back, but only[b] some survivors.’”

15 Then all the men who knew that their wives were making smoke offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, and all the people who lived in the land of Egypt in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,[c]

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  1. Jeremiah 44:14 Literally “lifting up their soul”
  2. Jeremiah 44:14 Literally “but if”
  3. Jeremiah 44:15 Literally “to say”

13 I will punish(A) those who live in Egypt with the sword,(B) famine and plague,(C) as I punished Jerusalem. 14 None of the remnant of Judah who have gone to live in Egypt will escape or survive to return to the land of Judah, to which they long to return and live; none will return except a few fugitives.”(D)

15 Then all the men who knew that their wives(E) were burning incense(F) to other gods, along with all the women(G) who were present—a large assembly—and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt,(H) said to Jeremiah,

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