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Jeremiah 29:20-32 NIV

20 Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.

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21 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies to you in my name: “I will deliver them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will put them to death before your very eyes.

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22 Because of them, all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon will use this curse: ‘May the LORD treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon burned in the fire.’

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23 For they have done outrageous things in Israel; they have committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and in my name they have uttered lies—which I did not authorize. I know it and am a witness to it,” declares the LORD.

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Message to Shemaiah

24 Tell Shemaiah the Nehelamite,

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      25 “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You sent letters in your own name to all the people in Jerusalem, to the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah, and to all the other priests. You said to Zephaniah,

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      26 ‘The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.

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      27 So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth, who poses as a prophet among you?
      28 He has sent this message to us in Babylon: It will be a long time. Therefore build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.’ ”

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          29 Zephaniah the priest, however, read the letter to Jeremiah the prophet.

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          30 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
          31 “Send this message to all the exiles: ‘This is what the LORD says about Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send him, and has persuaded you to trust in lies,

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              32 this is what the LORD says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good things I will do for my people, declares the LORD, because he has preached rebellion against me.’ ”

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              • a 29:2 - Hebrew "Jeconiah," a variant of "Jehoiachin"
              • b 29:14 - Or "will restore your fortunes"
              • c 29:18 - That is, their names will be used in cursing (see verse 22); or, others will see that they are cursed.