24 To Shemaiah the Nehelamite you are to say,
25 "This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Youa in your own name have sent out letters to all the people of Jerusalem, to the priest Zephaniahb son of Maaseiah, and to all the priests, saying:
References for Jeremiah 29:25
    • p 29:25 - Lit Because you
    • q 29:25 - Jr 21:1; 37:3; 52:24-27
      26 The Lord has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada the priest to be the chief officerc in the temple of the Lord, responsible for every madmand who acts like a prophet. You must confine him in stockse and an iron collar.
      References for Jeremiah 29:26
        • r 29:26 - Jr 20:1; 2 Ch 31:13
        • s 29:26 - 2 Kg 9:11; Hs 9:7
        • t 29:26 - Jr 20:2; 2 Ch 16:10
          27 So now, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who has been acting like a prophet among you?
          28 For he has sent [word] to us in Babylon, claiming: The exile will be long. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat their produce."f
          References for Jeremiah 29:28
              29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet.

              A Message about Shemaiah

              30 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah:
              References for Jeremiah 29:30
                  31 "Send [a message] to all the exiles, saying: This is what the Lord says concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite. Because Shemaiah prophesied to you, though I did not send him, and made you trust a lie,g
                  References for Jeremiah 29:31
                    • v 29:31 - Jr 27:10,14-16; 28:15; 29:9,21,23
                      32 this is what the Lord says: I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. There will not be even one of his [descendants] living among these people, nor will any ever see the good that I will bring to My people"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"for he has preached rebellion against the Lord."