Jeremiah 42:19 (KJV)
The Lord hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.

Go ye not into Egypt. Be ruled, or you will rue it when you have learned their evil manners, and shall perish in their punishments. It is better for you to be in cold irons at Babylon than to serve idols in Egypt at never so much liberty.

Your fathers brought a golden calf thence; Jeroboam brought two.




The image: Gerard HoetAhijah‘s prophecy to Jeroboam, 1728.

The title image: Jeroboam sets up two golden calves, from the Bible Historiale. Den Haag, MMW, 10 B 23 165r