1It happened the same year, in the beginning of the reign of
Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah
the son of Azzur, the prophet, who was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of
Yahweh, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
2Thus speaks Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken
the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3Within two full years will I bring
again into this place all the vessels of Yahweh’s house, that Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried to Babylon:
will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,
with all the captives of Judah, who went to Babylon, says Yahweh; for I will
break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
5Then the prophet Jeremiah said to
the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of
all the people who stood in the house of Yahweh,
6even the prophet
Jeremiah said, Amen: Yahweh do so; Yahweh perform your words which you have
prophesied, to bring again the vessels of Yahweh’s house, and all them of the
captivity, from Babylon to this place.
7Nevertheless hear you now this
word that I speak in your ears, and in the ears of all the people:
prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against
many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of
9The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the
prophet shall happen, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh has truly
10Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar from off the prophet
Jeremiah’s neck, and broke it.
11Hananiah spoke in the presence of all
the people, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Even so will I break the yoke of
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon within two full years from off the neck of all
the nations. The prophet Jeremiah went his way.
12Then the word of Yahweh
came to Jeremiah, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the bar from off
the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13Go, and tell Hananiah,
saying, Thus says Yahweh: You have broken the bars of wood; but you have made
in their place bars of iron.
14For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of
Israel: I have put a yoke of iron on 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 animals of the field also.
15Then said the prophet
Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah: Yahweh has not sent
you; but you make this people to trust in a lie.
16Therefore thus says
Yahweh, Behold, I will send you away from off the surface of the earth: this
year you shall die, because you have spoken rebellion against Yahweh.
17So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.