Jeremiah 28:8-17 NIV

8 From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague1 against many countries and great kingdoms.

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9 But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the LORD only if his prediction comes true.2"

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10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke3 off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it,

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11 and he said4 before all the people, "This is what the LORD says: 'In the same way will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.' " At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.

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12 Shortly after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
13 "Go and tell Hananiah, 'This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron.
14 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke5 on the necks of all these nations to make them serve6 Nebuchadnezzar7 king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.8' "

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15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent9 you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies.10

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16 Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to remove you from the face of the earth.11 This very year you are going to die,12 because you have preached rebellion13 against the LORD.' "

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17 In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.14

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