In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiahking of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD,saying ,
Thus saitha the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,3
And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites , and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiahking of Judah;4
And command them to sayb unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters;5
I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my greatpower and by my outstretchedarm, and have given it unto whom it seemedmeet unto me.
And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.