Jeremiah 27 ©
Under the type of bonds and yokes Jeremiah prophesieth the subjection of the neighbouring kings to Nebuchadnezzar, and exhorteth them to submit quietly, and to give no heed to false prophets: he adviseth the like to Zedekiah: he warneth the priests and the people not to credit lying prophecies; and sheweth that the remainder of the sacred vessels shall be carried to Babylon, and there continue until the day of visitation.
I ghave made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and hhave given it unto whom it seemed *meet unto me.
And lall 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 mwill I 3punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
uTherefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for vthey prophesy a lie unto you.
For wI have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy 5a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, xand the prophets that prophesy unto you.
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, yBehold, the vessels of the LORD's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
But bif they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them cnow make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that dthe 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.
They shall be hcarried to Babylon, and there shall they be iuntil the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then jwill I bring them up, and restore them to this place.