Jer 28:1
28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the
     {a} reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the {b} fourth
     year, [and] in the fifth month, [that] Hananiah the son of
     Azur the prophet, who [was] of {c} Gibeon, spoke to me in
     the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and
     of all the people, saying,

     (a) When Jeremiah began to bear these bonds and yokes.
     (b) After the land had rested, as in Le 25:2.
     (c) This was a city in Benjamin belonging to the sons of
         Aaron, Jos 21:17.

Jer 28:5
28:5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the {d} prophet Hananiah
     in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all
     the people that stood in the house of the LORD,

     (d) He was so esteemed though he was a false prophet.

Jer 28:6
28:6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the {e} 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.

     (e) That is, I would wish the same for God's honour and
         wealth of my people but he has appointed the contrary.

Jer 28:8
28:8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of
     old {f} prophesied both against many countries, and against
     great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

     (f) Meaning, that the prophets that denounced war or peace
         were tried either true or false by the success of their
         prophecies, even though God makes to come to pass
         sometimes that which the false prophet speaks to try
         the faith of his, De 13:3.

Jer 28:10
28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the
      prophet Jeremiah's neck, and {g} broke it.

      (g) This declares the impudency of the wicked hirelings
          who have no zeal to the truth but are led with
          ambition to get the favour of men and therefore cannot
          abide any that might discredit them but burst forth
          into rages and contrary to their own conscience, pass
          not what lies they report or how wickedly they do so
          that they may maintain their estimation.

Jer 28:14
28:14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I
      have put a {h} 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 {i} beasts of the field also.

      (h) That is, a hard and cruel servitude.
      (i) Signifying that all would be his as in Da 2:38.

Jer 28:17
28:17 So Hananiah the prophet {k} died the same year in the
      seventh month.

      (k) Seeing this thing was evident in the eyes of the
          people and yet they returned not to the Lord, it is
          manifest that miracles cannot move us, neither the
          word itself, unless God touch the heart.