New American Standard Bible
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
King James Bible
Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
World English Bible
Then came the word of Yahweh to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
On arriving at the frontiers of Egypt, the captains would be compelled to halt in order to obtain the king's permission to enter his country. Jeremiah therefore takes the opportunity to predict, first, the downfall of Egypt; and secondly, that of the false gods.
"Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved the crown of your head.
"Take some large stones in your hands and hide them in the mortar in the brick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh's palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of some of the Jews;
The word that came to Jeremiah for all the Jews living in the land of Egypt, those who were living in Migdol, Tahpanhes, Memphis, and the land of Pathros, saying,
"Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol, Proclaim also in Memphis and Tahpanhes; Say, 'Take your stand and get yourself ready, For the sword has devoured those around you.'
"In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt. Then the pride of her power will cease in her; A cloud will cover her, And her daughters will go into captivity.
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