15 then [a]in that case listen to the word of the Lord, you remnant of Judah. This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “If you really set your [b]minds to enter (A)Egypt and go in to reside there, 16 then the (B)sword, of which you are afraid, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are anxious, will follow closely after you there in Egypt, and you will die there. 17 So all the people who set their [c]minds to go to Egypt to reside there will die by the (C)sword, by famine, or by plague; and they will (D)have no refugees or survivors from the disaster that I am going to bring on them.”’”

18 For this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “As My (E)anger and wrath have gushed out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will gush out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a (F)curse, an object of horror, [d]an imprecation, and a disgrace; and (G)you will not see this place again.”

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  1. Jeremiah 42:15 Lit now therefore
  2. Jeremiah 42:15 Lit face
  3. Jeremiah 42:17 Lit face
  4. Jeremiah 42:18 Lit a curse-formula

22 And now you shall know for certain that you will (A)die by the sword, by famine, or by plague in the (B)place where you desire to go to reside.

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