Judah to Serve Nebuchadnezzar

1 Early in the reign of Zedekiaha son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

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    •  27:1 - A few Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also 27:3,12 and 28:1); most Hebrew manuscripts "Jehoiakim" (Most Septuagint manuscripts do not have this verse.)
      2 This is what the LORD said to me: “Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck.

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      3 Then send word to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre and Sidon through the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.

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      4 Give them a message for their masters and say, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Tell this to your masters:
      5 With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.

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      6 Now I will give all your countries into the hands of my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; I will make even the wild animals subject to him.

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      7 All nations will serve him and his son and his grandson until the time for his land comes; then many nations and great kings will subjugate him.

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      8 “ ‘ “If, however, any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon or bow its neck under his yoke, I will punish that nation with the sword, famine and plague, declares the LORD, until I destroy it by his hand.

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      9 So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon.’

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      10 They prophesy lies to you that will only serve to remove you far from your lands; I will banish you and you will perish.

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      11 But if any nation will bow its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let that nation remain in its own land to till it and to live there, declares the LORD.” ’ ”

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