People accused Jeremiah of lying about the word of the Lord. Decided not to obey his words and took everyone, including Jeremiah, to Egypt. For his last symbolic act, Jeremiah was told to take large stones and bury them. He did. The message was that in a like manner the Babylonians would bury them in Egypt. (Nebuchadnezzar did, indeed, march against Egypt about 10 years later, but it was more of an excursion than an invasion, warning them to leave the Babylonian empire alone).