Jeremiah 26:16-24 (New American Standard)

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Jeremiah Is Spared

16 Then the officials and all the people 1said to the priests and to the prophets, "No 2death sentence for this man! For he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God." 17 Then 3some of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying, 18 "a4Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, 'Thus the LORD of hosts has said, "5Zion will be plowed as a field, And Jerusalem will become ruins, And the 6mountain of the house as the bhigh places of a forest."' 19 "Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Did he not 7fear the LORD and entreat the favor of the LORD, and 8the LORD cchanged His mind about the misfortune which He had pronounced against them? But we are 9committing a great evil against ourselves." 20 Indeed, there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah from 10Kiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land words similar to all those of Jeremiah. 21 When King Jehoiakim and all his mighty men and all the officials heard his words, then the 11king sought to put him to death; but Uriah heard it, and he was afraid and 12fled and went to Egypt. 22 Then King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: 13Elnathan the son of Achbor and certain men with him went into Egypt. 23 And they brought Uriah from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who 14slew him with a sword and cast his dead body into the dburial place of the ecommon people. 24 But the hand of 15Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, so that he was 16not given into the hands of the people to put him to death.
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