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Jeremiah 27:1-7 (Common English Bible)

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Submit to the king of Babylon and live

1 Early in the rule of Judah's King Zedekiah,a Josiah's son, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 This is what the LORD said to me: Make a yoke of straps and bars and wear it on your neck. 3 Then send wordb to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon through their representatives who have come to Jerusalem to Judah's King Zedekiah. 4 Tell them to say to their masters: The LORD of heavenly forces, the God of Israel, proclaims: Say this to your masters: 5 By my great power and outstretched arm, I have made the earth and the people and animals that are on it. I can give it to anyone I please. 6 Now I hand over all these countries to my servant King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I even give him the wild animals as subjects. 7 All nations will serve him, his son and grandson, until the time for his land arrives; then many nations and great kings will conquer him.
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