||The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king Zedekiah sent unto him
Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
||Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh
war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous
works, that he may go up from us.
||Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah:
||Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that
are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the
Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of
||And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm,
even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.
||And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a
||And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his
servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the
sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the
hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite
them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have
||And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the
way of life, and the way of death.
||He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the
pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall
live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
||For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD:
it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
||And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
||O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver
him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and
burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
||Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith
the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our
||But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I
will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.
||Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this
||And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of
David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:
||Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled
out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the
fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
||For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house
kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his
servants, and his people.
||But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this
house shall become a desolation.
||For thus saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and
the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not
||And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall
cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
||And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his
neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city?
||Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God,
and worshipped other gods, and served them.
||Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away:
for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
||For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which
reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not
return thither any more:
||But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this
land no more.
||Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong;
that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
||That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out
windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
||Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and
drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
||He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to
know me? saith the LORD.
||But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed
innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
||Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah;
They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament
for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
||He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of
||Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages:
for all thy lovers are destroyed.
||I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been
thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
||The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely
then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
||O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou
be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!
||As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the
signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;
||And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of
them whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and
into the hand of the Chaldeans.
||And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where
ye were not born; and there shall ye die.
||But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
||Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure?
wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know
||O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
||Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his
days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling
any more in Judah.
||Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the
||Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people;
Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I
will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
||And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven
them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
||And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no
more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.
||Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous
Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the
||In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name
whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
||Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The
LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
||But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel
out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall
dwell in their own land.
||Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like
a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of
the words of his holiness.
||For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the
pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force
is not right.
||For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their
wickedness, saith the LORD.
||Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be
driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their
visitation, saith the LORD.
||And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused
my people Israel to err.
||I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery,
and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from
his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as
||Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed
them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of
Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
||Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy
unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the
mouth of the LORD.
||They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and
they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall
come upon you.
||For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word?
who hath marked his word, and heard it?
||Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it
shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
||The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have
performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
||I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they
||But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then
they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
||Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
||Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not
I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
||I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have
dreamed, I have dreamed.
||How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are
prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
||Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every
man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
||The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him
speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.
||Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the
rock in pieces?
||Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words
every one from his neighbour.
||Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He
||Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell
them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them
not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the
||And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the
burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you,
saith the LORD.
||And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of
the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.
||Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath
the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken?
||And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his
burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
||Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath
the LORD spoken?
||But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye
say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say,
The burden of the LORD;
||Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the
city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:
||And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall
not be forgotten.
||The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the
LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son
of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from
Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
||One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other
basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
||Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good
figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
||Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge
them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the
land of the Chaldeans for their good.
||For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land:
and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them
||And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my
people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
||And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the
LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of
Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:
||And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their
hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall
||And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be
consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.
||The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year
of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar
king of Babylon;
||The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah, and to all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,
||From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day,
that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have
spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.
||And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and
sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
||They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your
doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for
ever and ever:
||And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to
anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.
||Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger
with the works of your hands to your own hurt.
||Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words,
||Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and
against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will
utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual
||Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the
voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the
light of the candle.
||And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations
shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
||And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the
king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the
Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.
||And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even
all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.
||For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will
recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
||For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my
hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.
||And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send
||Then took I the cup at the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom
the LORD had sent me:
||To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes
thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is
||Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
||And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of
the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of
||Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,
||And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles
which are beyond the sea,
||Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,
||And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the
||And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,
||And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms
of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink
||Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which
I will send among you.
||And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt
thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
||For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye
be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all
the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.
||Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD
shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily
roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against
all the inhabitants of the earth.
||A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with
the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword,
saith the LORD.
||Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a
great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
||And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the
other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they
shall be dung upon the ground.
||Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the
flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye
shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
||And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
||A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock,
shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture.
||And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
||He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the
fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.
||In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this
word from the LORD, saying,
||Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak unto all the
cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD's house, all the words that I command
thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
||If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me
of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
||And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me, to
walk in my law, which I have set before you,
||To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising
up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;
||Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the
nations of the earth.
||So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words
in the house of the LORD.
||Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had
commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the
people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
||Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like
Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were
gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
||When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house
unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house.
||Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people,
saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have
heard with your ears.
||Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, The LORD sent
me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.
||Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your
God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
||As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
||But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent
blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a
truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
||Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This
man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.
||Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the
||Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to
all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a
field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places
of a forest.
||Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the
LORD, and besought the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced
against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
||And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah the son of
Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land
according to all the words of Jeremiah.
||And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his
words, the king sought to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and
fled, and went into Egypt;
||And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and
certain men with him into Egypt.
||And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king;
who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
||Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should
not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
||In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this
word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
||Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
||And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the
Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the
messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
||And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters;
||I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great
power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
||And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of
Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
||And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time
of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
||And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same
Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the
king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the
famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
||Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers,
nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not
serve the king of Babylon:
||For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should
drive you out, and ye should perish.
||But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve
him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till
it, and dwell therein.
||I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring
your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
||Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the
pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of
||Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye
shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
||For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I
might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto
||Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD;
Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the
vessels of the LORD's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they
prophesy a lie unto you.
||Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city
be laid waste?
||But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make
intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the
LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.
||For thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and
concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city.
||Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah
the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah
||Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that
remain in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem;
||They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit
them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
||And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of
Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the
prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of
the priests and of all the people, saying,
||Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of
the king of Babylon.
||Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD's
house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to
||And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with
all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the
yoke of the king of Babylon.
||Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the
priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD,
||Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which
thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD's house, and all that is
carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.
||Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of
all the people;
||The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against
many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
||The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to
pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.
||Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and
||And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD;
Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all
nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
||Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the
prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
||Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood;
but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.
||For thus saith the LORD of hosts, 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 beasts of the field also.
||Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD
hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
||Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the
earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.
||So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
||Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem
unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and
to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from
Jerusalem to Babylon;
||(After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah
and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
||By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom
Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
||Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away
captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
||Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
||Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give
your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be
increased there, and not diminished.
||And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives,
and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
||For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your
diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which
ye cause to be dreamed.
||For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.
||For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will
visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
||For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace,
and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
||Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto
||And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
||And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I
will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you,
saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be
carried away captive.
||Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;
||Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and
of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth
with you into captivity;
||Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and
the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
||And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence,
and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and
an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have
||Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by
my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith
||Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from
Jerusalem to Babylon:
||Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of
Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy a lie unto you in my name; Behold, I will
deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall slay them
before your eyes;
||And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah which are in
Babylon, saying, The LORD make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon
roasted in the fire;
||Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their
neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded
them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.
||Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,
||Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent
letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of
Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
||The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be
officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a
prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
||Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a
prophet to you?
||For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye
houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
||And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
||Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
||Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the
Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he
caused you to trust in a lie:
||Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his
seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good
that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the
||The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
||Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have
spoken unto thee in a book.
||For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my
people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that
I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
||And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
||For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of
||Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every
man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into
||Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's
trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
||For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his
yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve
themselves of him:
||But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up
||Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O
Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their
captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make
||For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all
nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will
correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
||For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
||There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing
||All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with
the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine
iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
||Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of
thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.
||Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries,
every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and
all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
||For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the
LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh
||Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and
have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the
palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
||And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and
I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall
not be small.
||Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established
before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
||And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the
midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who
is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.
||And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
||Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it
shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
||The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he hath done it, and until he
have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.