Now in the sameyear, 1in the beginning of the reign of 2Zedekiahking of Judah, in the fourthyear, in the fifthmonth, 3Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet, who was from 4Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying,
"5Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3'Withintwoyears I am going to bringback to thisplace6all the vessels of the LORD'Shouse, whichNebuchadnezzarking of Babylontookaway from thisplace and carried to Babylon.
'I am 7also going to bringback to thisplace8Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the 9exiles of Judah who went to Babylon,' declares the LORD, 'for I will break the 10yoke of the king of Babylon.' "
Then the prophetJeremiahspoke to the prophetHananiah in the presence of the priests and in the presence of all the people who were standing in the 11house of the LORD,
and the prophetJeremiahsaid, "12Amen ! May the LORDdoso ; may the LORDaconfirm your wordswhich you have prophesied to bringback the vessels of the LORD'Shouse and all the exiles, from Babylon to thisplace.
7"Yet13hearnowthiswordwhich I am about to speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people !
"The prophetswho were before me and before you from ancienttimes14prophesiedagainstmanylands and againstgreatkingdoms, of war and of calamity and of pestilence.
"The prophetwhoprophesies of peace, 15when the word of the prophetcomes to pass, then that prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has trulysent."
Then Hananiah the prophettook the 16yoke from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.
11Hananiahspoke in the presence of all the people, saying, "17Thussays the LORD, 'Evenso will I breakwithintwofullyears the yoke of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon from the neck of all the nations.' " Then the prophetJeremiahwent his way.
The 18word of the LORDcame to JeremiahafterHananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophetJeremiah, saying,
13"Go and speak to Hananiah, saying, 'Thussays the LORD, "You have broken the yokes of wood, but you have madeinstead of them 19yokes of iron."
'For thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "I have put a 20yoke of iron on the neck of allthesenations, that they may serveNebuchadnezzarking of Babylon ; and they will 21serve him. And 22I have alsogiven him the beasts of the field.""'
Then Jeremiah the prophetsaid to Hananiah the prophet, "Listennow, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and 23you have made thispeopletrust in a lie.
16"Thereforethussays the LORD, '24Behold, I am about to bremove you from the face of the earth. This year you are going to 25die, because you have c26counseledrebellionagainst the LORD.' "
So Hananiah the prophetdied in the sameyear in the seventhmonth.