16 Also, the men of Memphis(A) and Tahpanhes(B)
    have cracked your skull.

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Disaster Because of Idolatry

44 This word came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews living in Lower Egypt(A)—in Migdol,(B) Tahpanhes(C) and Memphis(D)—and in Upper Egypt:(E)

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14 “Announce this in Egypt, and proclaim it in Migdol;
    proclaim it also in Memphis(A) and Tahpanhes:(B)
‘Take your positions and get ready,
    for the sword devours(C) those around you.’

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19 Pack your belongings for exile,(A)
    you who live in Egypt,
for Memphis(B) will be laid waste(C)
    and lie in ruins without inhabitant.

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13 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘I will destroy the idols(A)
    and put an end to the images in Memphis.(B)
No longer will there be a prince in Egypt,(C)
    and I will spread fear throughout the land.

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16 I will set fire(A) to Egypt;
    Pelusium will writhe in agony.
Thebes will be taken by storm;
    Memphis(B) will be in constant distress.

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Even if they escape from destruction,
    Egypt will gather them,(A)
    and Memphis(B) will bury them.(C)
Their treasures of silver(D) will be taken over by briers,
    and thorns(E) will overrun their tents.

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