Jeremiah 28

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1 And it was, in this year, in the beginning of the kingdom of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur, the prophet, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of Jehovah, before the eyes of the priests and of all the people, saying,

2 Thus says Jehovah of Armies, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

3 Within two·​·years of days will I return to this place all the vessels of the house of Jehovah, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took from this place, and brought them to Babylon;

4 and I will return to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and all the exiles of Judah, who came into Babylon, says Jehovah; for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

5 And Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet in the eyes of the priests, and in the eyes of all the people who stood in the house of Jehovah,

6 even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen; May Jehovah do so; may Jehovah perform thy words which thou hast prophesied, to return the vessels of the house of Jehovah, and all who are exiled, from Babylon to this place.

7 Only hear, I pray thee, this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;

8 the prophets that have been before me and before thee from the age, prophesied both against many lands, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

9 The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that Jehovah has in truth sent him.

10 And Hananiah the prophet took the brace from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, and broke it.

11 And Hananiah said before the eyes of all the people, saying, Thus says Jehovah; So will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from off the neck of all the nations in yet two·​·years of days. And Jeremiah the prophet went his way.

12 And the word of Jehovah was to Jeremiah, after Hananiah the prophet had broken the brace from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

13 Go and say to Hananiah, saying, Thus says Jehovah; Thou hast broken the braces of wood; but thou shalt make instead·​·of them braces of iron.

14 For thus says Jehovah of Armies, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him; and I have given him the animals of the field also.

15 And Jeremiah the prophet said unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; Jehovah has not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in falsity.

16 Therefore thus says Jehovah; Behold, I will send thee from off the faces of the ground; this year thou shalt die, for thou hast spoken revolt against Jehovah.

17 And Hananiah the prophet died in that year in the seventh month.


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.