Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite,asaying ,
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,saying , Because thou hast sentletters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests,saying ,
The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad , and maketh himself a prophet , that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.27
Now therefore why hast thou not reprovedJeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?
For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon,saying , This captivity is long:build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plantgardens, and eat the fruit of them.
And Zephaniah the priestread this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.30
Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah,saying ,
31Send to all them of the captivity,saying , Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie:32
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punishShemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwellamong this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people,saith the LORD; because he hath taughtrebellionb against the LORD.