11In the beginning of the reign of 2Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the LORD:
"Thus says the LORD: 3Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the LORD4all the words that I command you to speak to them; 5do not hold back a word.
36It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, 7that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them 8because of their evil deeds.
You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD: 9If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you,
510and to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you 11urgently, 12though you have not listened,
then I will make this house 13like Shiloh, and I will make this city 14a curse for all the nations of the earth.'"
715The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.