Soon after Josiah's son Zedekiah became king of Judah, the Lord told me 1
References for Jeremiah 27:1
27.1 2 K 24.18-20; 2 Ch 36.11-13.
to make myself a yoke out of leather straps and wooden crossbars and to put it on my neck.
Then the Lord told me to send a message to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon through their ambassadors who had come to Jerusalem to see King Zedekiah.
References for Jeremiah 27:3
The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, told me to command them to tell their kings that the Lord had said:
"By my great power and strength I created the world, human beings, and all the animals that live on the earth; and I give it to anyone I choose.
I am the one who has placed all these nations under the power of my servant, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia, and I have made even the wild animals serve him. 2
References for Jeremiah 27:6
+227.6 Ba 3.16, 17.