In the beginning of the reign of a1Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, thiswordcame to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying -
2thussays the LORD to me-"Make for yourself 2bonds and 3yokes and put them on your neck,
and sendbword to the king of 4Edom, to the king of 5Moab, to the king of the sons of 6Ammon, to the king of 7Tyre and to the king of 8Sidoncby the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiahking of Judah.
4"Command them to go to their masters, saying, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, thus you shall say to your masters,
"9I have made the earth, the men and the beastswhich are on the face of the earth10by My greatpower and by My outstretchedarm, and I will 11give it to the one who is dpleasing in My sight.
6"Now I 12have givenalltheselands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon, 13My servant, and I have given him also the 14wildanimals of the field to serve him.