As for me, I am in your hands;1 do with me whatever you think is good and right.
Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood2 on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the LORD has sent me to you to speak all these words3 in your hearing."
Then the officials4 and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man should not be sentenced to death!5 He has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God."
Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people,
"Micah6 of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: " 'Zion7 will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,8 the temple hill9 a mound overgrown with thickets.'a1019
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah11 fear the LORD and seek12 his favor? And did not the LORD relent,13 so that he did not bring the disaster14 he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster15 on ourselves!"
(Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim16 was another man who prophesied in the name of the LORD; he prophesied the same things against this city and this land as Jeremiah did.
When King Jehoiakim17 and all his officers and officials18 heard his words, the king sought to put him to death.19 But Uriah heard of it and fled20 in fear to Egypt.
King Jehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan21 son of Acbor to Egypt, along with some other men.
They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, who had him struck down with a sword22 and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.)2324
Furthermore, Ahikam24 son of Shaphan supported Jeremiah, and so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.