Jeremiah 42:1-22, NLT
Warning to Stay in Judah
1Then all the military leaders, including Johanan son of Kareah and Jezaniah*42:1 Greek version reads Azariah; compare 43:2. son of Hoshaiah, and all the people, from the least to the greatest, approached
4“All right,” Jeremiah replied. “I will pray to the Lord your God, as you have asked, and I will tell you everything he says. I will hide nothing from you.”
5Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord your God be a faithful witness against us if we refuse to obey whatever he tells us to do!
7Ten days later the Lord gave his reply to Jeremiah.
13“But if you refuse to obey the Lord your God, and if you say, ‘We will not stay here;
18“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘Just as my anger and fury have been poured out on the people of Jerusalem, so they will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. You will be an object of damnation, horror, cursing, and mockery. And you will never see your homeland again.’
19“Listen, you remnant of Judah. The Lord has told you: ‘Do not go to Egypt!’ Don’t forget this warning I have given you today.