"For thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your 1prophetswho are in your midst and your diviners2deceive you, and do not listen to a3the dreamswhichbthey dream.
'For they 4prophesyfalsely to you in My name; 5I have not sent them,' declares the LORD.
"For thussays the LORD, 'When6seventyyears have beencompleted for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My 7goodword to you, to bring you back to thisplace.
'For I know the 8plans that I chave for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for 9welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a 10hope.
'Then you will 11call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will 12listen to you.
'You will 13seek Me and find Me when you 14search for Me with all your heart.
'I will be 15found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will 16restore your dfortunes and will 17gather you from all the nations and from all the placeswhere I have driven you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will 18bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.'
15"Because you have said, 'The LORD has raised up 19prophets for us in Babylon '-
for thussays the LORDconcerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerningall the people who dwell in thiscity, your brotherswho did 20not go with you into exile -
17thussays the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am sending upon them the 21sword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like 22split-openfigs that cannot be eatendue to rottenness.
'I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will 23make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a 24curse and a horror and a 25hissing, and a reproach among all the nationswhere I have driven them,