"Those Who Fail To Learn Lessons from History Are Doomed to Repeat Them"
God continues to reprimand the Judeans who fled to Egypt. He tells them that they've seen what happened to Judah for being disobedient and failing to listen to the prophets.
He asks them why they're abandoning their homeland, leaving Judah without a remnant of its people. And now they're worshipping Egypt's gods and refusing to learn any lessons from how their ancestors and contemporary Hebrews were punished.
No one seems to get it.
It gets worse: the people who've been worshipping the Egyptian gods say that the disasters that have befallen them are because they've stopped worshipping a great goddess, the "queen of heaven."
Jeremiah tells them that the opposite is true: God punished Judah for worshipping other gods in the first place. This is the problem, not the solution.
Jeremiah relays another message from God: he says, fine—go ahead and keep worshipping the "queen of heaven."
But God swears on his own great name that none of the Judeans left in Egypt will ever remember God's name or call on him.
God will make sure that a terrible fate befalls them: they'll all die by war and famine. And he'll have Pharaoh Hophra get captured by the Babylonians just as he'd allowed them to capture King Zedekiah. So there.