"So 1do not listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon,' for they prophesy a 2lie to you;
for 3I have not sent them," declares the LORD, "but they 4prophesyfalsely in My name, in order that I may 5drive you out and that you may perish, 6you and the prophets who prophesy to you."
Then I spoke to the priests and to allthispeople, saying, "Thussays the LORD: Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, 'Behold, the 7vessels of the LORD'Shouse will nowshortly be broughtagain from Babylon '; for they are prophesying a 8lie to you.
"Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should thiscity9become a ruin?
"But 10if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them now11entreat the LORD of hosts that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon.