24 To 1Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying,
25 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Because * you have sent 2letters in your own name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to 3Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
26 "The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the 4overseer in the house of the LORD over every 5madman who 6prophesies, to 7put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,
27 now then, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of 8Anathoth who prophesies to you?
28 "For he has 9sent to us in Babylon, saying, 'The exile will be 10long; 11build houses and live in them and plant gardens and eat their produce.' ""'
30 Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah, saying,
31 "Send to 13all the exiles, saying, 'Thus says the LORD concerning 14Shemaiah the Nehelamite, "Because * Shemaiah has 15prophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has 16made you trust in a lie,"
32 therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am about to 17punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants; he will 18not have anyone living among this people, 19and he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people," declares the LORD, "because he has 20preached rebellion against the LORD.""'