And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the Lord their God, for which the Lord their God had sent him to them, even all these words, 2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there: 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon. 4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the Lord, to dwell in the land of Judah (Jer 43:1-4 KJV).
It is positive that all these individuals were well aware of the Prophecies Jeremiah had given for many years. Before their very eyes, they had seen these Prophecies come true. Judah was a desolation, and Jerusalem a smoking ruin, exactly as Jeremiah had prophesied. Yet they now accuse him of lying. What could inspire such rebellion among people? The Holy Spirit tells us by calling them “proud men.”
Source: Jeremiah 42&43