All nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until Babylon is defeated. Then many nations and great kings will make him their slave.
"'Suppose nations or kingdoms won't serve or surrender to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will punish those nations by wars, famines, and plagues, until I have put an end to them by Nebuchadnezzar's power, declares the LORD.
Don't listen to prophets, mediums, interpreters of dreams, fortunetellers, or sorcerers who tell you that you'll never serve the king of Babylon.
They are prophesying lies to you. They will cause you to be taken far from your lands. I'll scatter you, and you will die.
But suppose a nation surrenders to the king of Babylon and serves him. I will let it stay in its own land. People will farm the land and live on it,'" declares the LORD.
I spoke the same message to King Zedekiah of Judah, "Surrender to the king of Babylon, serve him and his people, and you will stay alive.
Why should you and your people die in wars, famines, and plagues? The LORD has threatened the nations that don't serve the king of Babylon.
Don't listen to the prophets who tell you that you'll never serve the king of Babylon. They are prophesying lies to you.
I didn't send them, declares the LORD. They prophesy lies in my name. So I will scatter you, and you and the prophets will die."
I also spoke this message to the priests and all the people. "This is what the LORD said to me: Don't listen to the prophets who tell you that the utensils of the LORD's temple will be brought back from Babylon soon. They are prophesying lies to you.
Don't listen to them. Instead, serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why should this city be turned into rubble?