12 And I will take the remnant of Judah that [a]have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt there to dwell, 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 unto the most, by the sword, and by the famine and they shall be a detestation and an astonishment, and a [b]curse and a reproach.

13 For I will visit them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have visited 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 dwell there shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah to the which they [c]have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but [d]such as shall escape.

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  1. Jeremiah 44:12 Which have fully set their minds, and are gone thither on purpose. Whereby he excepteth the innocents, as Jeremiah and Baruch that were forced: therefore the Lord showeth that he will set his face against them: that is, purposely destroy them.
  2. Jeremiah 44:12 Read Jer. 26:6 and 41:18.
  3. Jeremiah 44:14 Hebrew, lift up their souls.
  4. Jeremiah 44:14 Meaning, but a few.