14 But the false prophets are saying, 'You will never be slaves to the king of Babylon.' Don't listen to them because they are prophesying lies to you!
15 'I did not send them,' says the Lord. 'They are prophesying lies and saying the message is from me. So I will send you away, Judah. And you and those prophets who prophesy to you will die.'"
16 Then I, Jeremiah, said to the priests and all the people, "This is what the Lord says: Those false prophets are saying, 'The Babylonians will soon return what they took from the Temple of the Lord.' Don't listen to them! They are prophesying lies to you.
17 Don't listen to those prophets. But serve the king of Babylon, and you will live. There is no reason for you to cause Jerusalem to become a ruin.
18 If they are prophets and have the message from the Lord, let them pray to the Lord All-Powerful. Let them ask that the items which are still in the Temple of the Lord and in the king's palace and in Jerusalem not be taken away to Babylon.