0 SAB Jeremiah 28

Pray not thou for this people ... for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. 11:14

Trivia: What did God tell Jeremiah to hide in a rock by the Euphrates River?



Hananiah, the good news prophet

1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,

In the same year, Hananiah spoke to Jeremiah, saying,

2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

This is what God says:

I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:

Within two years, I will return all the vessels that Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple.

4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

Jeconiah and all the captives will also return.

5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD,

Jeremiah said to Hananiah,

6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD's house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.

7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;

8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

Amen. I hope God does that.

I hope God returns the vessels to his house and the people from Babylon.

Hananiah breaks Jeremiah's yoke

10Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.

Then Hananiah removed the yoke from Jeremiah's neck and broke it.

11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

Hananiah said to the people,

This is what God says,

As Hananiah broke Jeremiah's yoke,

I'll break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar.

12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

Then the word of God came to Jeremiah and said,

13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.

Go say this to Hananiah:

This is what God says,

You have broken a wooden yoke,

but it will be replaced with an iron one.

14For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.

I put an iron yoke on all nations,

to force them to serve Nebuchadnezzar.

And I've given him the beasts, as well.

God kills Hananiah

15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.

Jeremiah said to Hananiah,

16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.

This is what God says,

You'll die this year,

because you have taught people to rebel against me.

17So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

So Hananiah died in the seventh month of that year. [1]


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