One day in late summer of that same year -- the fourth year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah -- Hananiah son of Azzur, a prophet from Gibeon, addressed me publicly in the Temple while all the priests and people listened. He said,
References for Jeremiah 28:1
"The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will remove the yoke of the king of Babylon from your necks.
Within two years, I will bring back all the Temple treasures that King Nebuchadnezzar carried off to Babylon.
And I will bring back Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the other captives that were taken to Babylon. I will surely break the yoke that the king of Babylon has put on your necks. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
References for Jeremiah 28:4
Jeremiah responded to Hananiah as they stood in front of all the priests and people at the Temple.
He said, "Amen! May your prophecies come true! I hope the LORD does everything you say. I hope he does bring back from Babylon the treasures of this Temple and all our loved ones.