And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiahking of Judah, in the fourthyear, and in the fifthmonth, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon,spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people,saying ,
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,saying , I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.3
Within two fullyears will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD'Shouse, that Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:4
And I will bring again to this placeJeconiah the son of Jehoiakimking of Judah, with all the captivesa of Judah, that went into Babylon,saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.5
Then the prophetJeremiahsaid unto the prophetHananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD,6
Even the prophetJeremiahsaid , Amen: the LORDdo so: the LORDperform thy words which thou hast prophesied , to bring again the vessels of the LORD'Shouse, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.7
Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;8
The prophets that have been before me and before thee of oldprophesied both against manycountries, and against greatkingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.9
The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass , then shall the prophet be known , that the LORD hath trulysent him.
Then Hananiah the prophettook the yoke from off the prophetJeremiah'sneck, and brake it.
And Hananiahspake in the presence of all the people,saying , Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two fullyears. And the prophetJeremiahwent his way.12
Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophetJeremiah,saying ,
13Go and tellHananiah,saying , Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.14
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serveNebuchadnezzarking of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
Then said the prophetJeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet,Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.16
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die , because thou hast taughtrebellionb against the LORD.17
So Hananiah the prophetdied the same year in the seventhmonth.