1 And it happened in the same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of
Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur, the prophet
of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of Jehovah in the presence of the priests and of all
the people, saying,
2 Thus says Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the
king of Babylon.
3 Within two full years I will bring back into this place all the vessels of Jehovah's house, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried them to Babylon.
4 And I will bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with
all the captives of Judah who went into Babylon, says Jehovah; for I will break the yoke
of the king of Babylon.
5 Then 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 Jehovah,
6 even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen. May Jehovah do so. May Jehovah establish
your words which you have prophesied, to bring back the vessels of Jehovah's house, and
all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.
7 But hear now this word that I speak in your ears and in the ears of all the people:
8 The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many
lands and against great kingdoms; of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
9 As for the prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come
to pass, then the prophet shall be known, that Jehovah has truly sent him.
10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck and
11 And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus says Jehovah,
Even so I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all
nations within the time frame of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
12 Then the Word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah, after Hananiah the prophet had broken
the yoke from off of the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus says Jehovah: You have broken the yokes of
wood, but you have made in their place yokes of iron.
14 For thus says Jehovah of Hosts, 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 beasts of the field also.
15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah:
Jehovah has not sent you, but you make this people to trust in a lie.
16 Therefore thus says Jehovah, Behold, I will drive you from off the face of the earth.
You shall die this year, because you have taught rebellion against Jehovah.
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.