Jeremiah warns against going to Egypt
The people asked Jeremiah for guidance. He prophesied that if they stayed where they were they would live, and if they went to Egypt they would die.
Key passages
Je 42:1–22

Then all the commanders of the armies, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the smallest to the greatest, approached and said to Jeremiah the prophet, “May our plea please fall before …