"Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should thiscity1become a ruin?
"But 2if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them now3entreat the LORD of hosts that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon.
"For thussays the LORD of hostsconcerning the 4pillars, concerning the sea, concerning the stands and concerning the rest of the vessels that are left in thiscity,
20whichNebuchadnezzarking of Babylon did not take when he 5carried into exileJeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem.
21"Yes, thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of the LORD and in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem,
'They will be 6carried to Babylon and they will be thereuntil the 7day I visit them,' declares the LORD. 'Then I will 8bring them aback and restore them to thisplace.' "