That same year, early in the rule of Judah's King Zedekiah, in the fifth month of his fourth year, the prophet Hananiah, Azzur's son from Gibeon, spoke to me in the LORD's temple before the priests and all the people.
He said: "The LORD of heavenly forces, the God of Israel, proclaims: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
In two years I will restore to this place all of the temple equipment that Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar carted off to Babylon.
I will also restore to this place Judah's King Jeconiah, Jehoiakim's son, along with all the exiles from Judah who were deported to Babylon, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon, declares the LORD."
Then the prophet Jeremiah responded to Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the LORD's temple.
The prophet Jeremiah said: "Indeed. May the LORD do just as you have said! May the LORD fulfill the words that you have prophesied and bring back from Babylon the equipment of the LORD's temple and all the exiles to this place.