And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people
Explaining to them his meaning, in taking the yoke, and breaking it: saying, thus saith the Lord;
wickedly making use of the Lord's name, to give countenance to his words and actions: even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from
the neck of all nations, within the space of two full years;
the time he had fixed for the bringing back of the vessels of the sanctuary, ( Jeremiah 28:3 ) ; and the prophet Jeremiah went his way;
showing thereby his dissent from him, and his dislike and detestation of his lies and blasphemies; patiently bearing his affronts and insolence; and prudently withdrawing to prevent riots and tumults; returning no answer till he had received one from the Lord himself, which he quickly had.