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!