World English Bible
Jeremiah 42 (WEBP)
 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even to the greatest, came near,
 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, “Please let our supplication be presented before you, and pray for us to Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant, for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes see us,
 that Yahweh your God may show us the way in which we should walk, and the things that we should do.”
 Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, “I have heard you. Behold, I will pray to Yahweh your God according to your words; and it will happen that whatever thing Yahweh answers you, I will declare it to you. I will keep nothing back from you.”
 Then they said to Jeremiah, “May Yahweh be a true and faithful witness among us, if we don’t do according to all the word with which Yahweh your God sends you to tell us.
 Whether it is good, or whether it is bad, we will obey the voice of Yahweh our God, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of Yahweh our God.”
 After ten days, Yahweh’s word came to Jeremiah.
 Then he called Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
 and said to them, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your supplication before him, says:
 ‘If you will still live in this land, then I will build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I grieve over the distress that I have brought on you.
 Don’t be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid. Don’t be afraid of him,’ says Yahweh, ‘for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
 I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.
 “ ‘But if you say, “We will not dwell in this land,” so that you don’t obey Yahweh your God’s voice,
 saying, “No, but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we will see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there we will dwell;” ’
 now therefore hear Yahweh’s word, O remnant of Judah! Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says, ‘If you indeed set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to live there,
 then it will happen that the sword, which you fear, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are afraid, will follow close behind you there in Egypt; and you will die there.
 So will it be with all the men who set their faces to go into Egypt to live there. They will die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. None of them will remain or escape from the evil that I will bring on them.’
 For Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘As my anger and my wrath has been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will be poured out on you, when you enter into Egypt; and you will be an object of horror, an astonishment, a curse, and a reproach; and you will see this place no more.’
 “Yahweh has spoken concerning you, remnant of Judah, ‘Don’t go into Egypt!’ Know certainly that I have testified to you today.
 For you have dealt deceitfully against your own souls; for you sent me to Yahweh your God, saying, ‘Pray for us to Yahweh our God; and according to all that Yahweh our God says, so declare to us, and we will do it.’
 I have declared it to you today; but you have not obeyed Yahweh your God’s voice in anything for which he has sent me to you.
 Now therefore know certainly that you will die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence in the place where you desire to go to live.”
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
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Jeremiah 42 (KJVS)
 Then all the captains H8269 of the forces H2428, and Johanan H3110 the son H1121 of Kareah H7143, and Jezaniah H3153 the son H1121 of Hoshaiah H1955, and all the people H5971 from the least H6996 even unto the greatest H1419, came near H5066 (8799),
 And said H559 (8799) unto Jeremiah H3414 the prophet H5030, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication H8467 be accepted H5307 (8799) before H6440 thee, and pray H6419 (8690) for us unto the LORD H3068 thy God H430, [even] for all this remnant H7611; (for we are left H7604 (8738) [but] a few H4592 of many H7235 (8687), as thine eyes H5869 do behold H7200 (8802) us:)
 That the LORD H3068 thy God H430 may shew H5046 (8686) us the way H1870 wherein we may walk H3212 (8799), and the thing H1697 that we may do H6213 (8799).
 Then Jeremiah H3414 the prophet H5030 said H559 (8799) unto them, I have heard H8085 (8804) [you]; behold, I will pray H6419 (8693) unto the LORD H3068 your God H430 according to your words H1697; and it shall come to pass, [that] whatsoever thing H1697 the LORD H3068 shall answer H6030 (8799) you, I will declare H5046 (8686) [it] unto you; I will keep H4513 nothing H1697 back H4513 (8799) from you.
 Then they said H559 (8804) to Jeremiah H3414, The LORD H3068 be a true H571 and faithful H539 (8737) witness H5707 between us, if we do H6213 (8799) not even according to all things H1697 for the which the LORD H3068 thy God H430 shall send H7971 (8799) thee to us.
 Whether [it be] good H2896, or whether [it be] evil H7451, we will obey H8085 (8799) the voice H6963 of the LORD H3068 our God H430, to whom we H580 send H7971 (8802) thee; that it may be well H3190 (8799) with us, when we obey H8085 (8799) the voice H6963 of the LORD H3068 our God H430.
 And it came to pass after H7093 ten H6235 days H3117, that the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came unto Jeremiah H3414.
 Then called H7121 (8799) he Johanan H3110 the son H1121 of Kareah H7143, and all the captains H8269 of the forces H2428 which [were] with him, and all the people H5971 from the least H6996 even to the greatest H1419,
 And said H559 (8799) unto them, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, the God H430 of Israel H3478, unto whom ye sent H7971 (8804) me to present H5307 (8687) your supplication H8467 before H6440 him;
 If ye will still H7725 (8800) abide H3427 (8799) in this land H776, then will I build H1129 (8804) you, and not pull [you] down H2040 (8799), and I will plant H5193 (8804) you, and not pluck [you] up H5428 (8799): for I repent H5162 (8738) me of the evil H7451 that I have done H6213 (8804) unto you.
 Be not afraid H3372 (8799) of H6440 the king H4428 of Babylon H894, of whom H6440 ye are afraid H3373; be not afraid H3372 (8799) of him, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068: for I [am] with you to save H3467 (8687) you, and to deliver H5337 (8687) you from his hand H3027.
 And I will shew H5414 (8799) mercies H7356 unto you, that he may have mercy H7355 (8765) upon you, and cause you to return H7725 (8689) to your own land H127.
 But if ye say H559 (8802), We will not dwell H3427 (8799) in this land H776, neither obey H8085 (8800) the voice H6963 of the LORD H3068 your God H430,
 Saying H559 (8800), No; but we will go H935 (8799) into the land H776 of Egypt H4714, where we shall see H7200 (8799) no war H4421, nor hear H8085 (8799) the sound H6963 of the trumpet H7782, nor have hunger H7456 (8799) of bread H3899; and there will we dwell H3427 (8799):
 And now therefore hear H8085 (8798) the word H1697 of the LORD H3068, ye remnant H7611 of Judah H3063; Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, the God H430 of Israel H3478; If ye wholly H7760 (8800) set H7760 (8799) your faces H6440 to enter H935 (8800) into Egypt H4714, and go H935 (8804) to sojourn H1481 (8800) there;
 Then it shall come to pass, [that] the sword H2719, which ye feared H3373, shall overtake H5381 (8686) you there in the land H776 of Egypt H4714, and the famine H7458, whereof ye were afraid H1672 (8802), shall follow close H1692 (8799) after H310 you there in Egypt H4714; and there ye shall die H4191 (8799).
 So shall it be with all the men H582 that set H7760 (8804) their faces H6440 to go H935 (8800) into Egypt H4714 to sojourn H1481 (8800) there; they shall die H4191 (8799) by the sword H2719, by the famine H7458, and by the pestilence H1698: and none of them shall remain H8300 or escape H6412 from H6440 the evil H7451 that I will bring H935 (8688) upon them.
 For thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, the God H430 of Israel H3478; As mine anger H639 and my fury H2534 hath been poured forth H5413 (8738) upon the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Jerusalem H3389; so shall my fury H2534 be poured forth H5413 (8799) upon you, when ye shall enter H935 (8800) into Egypt H4714: and ye shall be an execration H423, and an astonishment H8047, and a curse H7045, and a reproach H2781; and ye shall see H7200 (8799) this place H4725 no more.
 The LORD H3068 hath said H1696 (8765) concerning you, O ye remnant H7611 of Judah H3063; Go H935 (8799) ye not into Egypt H4714: know H3045 (8799) certainly H3045 (8800) that I have admonished H5749 (8689) you this day H3117.
 For ye dissembled H8582 (8689) in your hearts H5315, when ye sent H7971 (8804) me unto the LORD H3068 your God H430, saying H559 (8800), Pray H6419 (8690) for us unto the LORD H3068 our God H430; and according unto all that the LORD H3068 our God H430 shall say H559 (8799), so declare H5046 (8685) unto us, and we will do H6213 (8804) [it].
 And [now] I have this day H3117 declared H5046 (8686) [it] to you; but ye have not obeyed H8085 (8804) the voice H6963 of the LORD H3068 your God H430, nor any [thing] for the which he hath sent H7971 (8804) me unto you.
 Now therefore know H3045 (8799) certainly H3045 (8800) that ye shall die H4191 (8799) by the sword H2719, by the famine H7458, and by the pestilence H1698, in the place H4725 whither ye desire H2654 (8804) to go H935 (8800) [and] to sojourn H1481 (8800).
Young’s Literal Translation
Jeremiah 42 (YLT)
 And they come nigh-all the heads of the forces, and Johanan son of Kareah, and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest-
 and they say unto Jeremiah the prophet, ‘Let, we pray thee, our supplication fall before thee, and pray for us unto Jehovah thy God, for all this remnant; for we have been left a few out of many, as thine eyes do see us;
 and Jehovah thy God doth declare to us the way in which we walk, and the thing that we do.’
 And Jeremiah the prophet saith unto them, ‘I have heard: lo, I am praying unto Jehovah your God according to your words, and it hath come to pass, the whole word that Jehovah answereth you, I declare to you-I do not withhold from you a word.’
 And they have said to Jeremiah, ‘Jehovah is against us for a witness true and faithful, if-according to all the word with which Jehovah thy God doth send thee unto us-we do not so.
 Whether good or evil, to the voice of Jehovah our God, to whom we are sending thee, we do hearken; because it is good for us when we hearken to the voice of Jehovah our God.’
 And it cometh to pass, at the end of ten days, that there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah,
 and he calleth unto Johanan son of Kareah, and unto all the heads of the forces that are with him, and to all the people, from the least even unto the greatest,
 and he saith unto them, ‘Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me, to cause your supplication to fall before Him:
 ‘If ye do certainly dwell in this land, then I have builded you up, and I throw not down; and I have planted you, and I pluck not up; for I have repented concerning the evil that I have done to you.
 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, whom ye are afraid of; be not afraid of him-an affirmation of Jehovah-for with you am I, to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
 And I give to you mercies, and he hath pitied you, and caused you to turn back unto your own ground.
 ‘And if ye are saying, We do not dwell in this land-not to hearken to the voice of Jehovah your God,
 saying, No; but the land of Egypt we enter, that we see no war, and the sound of a trumpet do not hear, and for bread be not hungry; and there do we dwell.
 And now, therefore, hear ye a word of Jehovah, O remnant of Judah: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: If ye really set your faces to enter Egypt, and have gone in to sojourn there,
 then it hath come to pass, the sword that ye are afraid of, doth there overtake you, in the land of Egypt; and the hunger, because of which ye are sorrowful, doth there cleave after you in Egypt, and there ye die.
 ‘Thus are all the men who have set their faces to enter Egypt to sojourn there; they die-by sword, by hunger, and by pestilence, and there is not to them a remnant and an escaped one, because of the evil that I am bringing in upon them;
 for thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: As poured out hath been Mine anger and My fury on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so poured out is My fury upon you in your entering Egypt, and ye have been for an execration, and for an astonishment, and for a reviling, and for a reproach, and ye do not see any more this place.
 ‘Jehovah hath spoken against you, O remnant of Judah, do not enter Egypt: know certainly that I have testified against you to-day;
 for ye have shewed yourselves perverse in your souls, for ye sent me unto Jehovah your God, saying, Pray for us unto Jehovah our God, and according to all that Jehovah our God saith, so declare to us, and we have done it;
 and I declare to you to-day, and ye have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah your God, and to anything with which He hath sent me unto you.
 And now, know ye certainly that by sword, by famine, and by pestilence ye die, in the place that ye have desired to go in to sojourn there.’