Jeremiah 28 ©

1 Hananiah's false prophecy of the return of the vessels and captives from Babylon within two years. 5 Jeremiah, wishing it to be true, appealeth to the event. 10 Hananiah breaketh the yoke off Jeremiah's neck. 12 Jeremiah under the type of an iron yoke confirmeth the prophecy of the subjection of the nations to the king of Babylon. 15 He foretelleth Hananiah's death.


AND ait 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 bthe 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 cyoke of the king of Babylon.


Within 1two full years dwill I bring again into this place eall the vessels of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:


And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the 2captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will fbreak 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 gin the house of the LORD,


Even the prophet Jeremiah said, hAmen: 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.


iNevertheless 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 jprophesied both against many countries, kand against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.


The prophet which prophesieth lof peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then mshall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.


¶Then Hananiah the prophet took the nyoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.


And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so owill 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 pwent 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; qI have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, rthat they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: sand I have given him the beasts of the field also.


¶Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; tThe LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust uin a lie.


Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year vthou shalt die, because thou hast taught 3rebellion against the LORD.


So wHananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.