Jeremiah 272Thus said the Lord: Make for yourself bonds and yokes, and put them about your neck, 3and you shall send them to the king of Edom, to the king of Moab, to the king of the children of Ammon, to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Sidon, by the hands of their messengers that come to meet them at Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah. 4And you shall commission them to say to their masters, Thus said the Lord God of Israel: Thus shall you say to your masters: 5I have made the earth by My great power, and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to whomsoever it shall seem good in My eyes. 6I have given the earth to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to serve him, and the wild beasts of the field to labor for him. 8And the nation and kingdom, all that shall not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, with sword and famine will I visit them, says the Lord, until they are consumed by his hand. 9And do not listen to your false prophets, nor to them that divine to you, nor to them that foretell events by dreams to you, nor to your soothsayers, nor your sorcerers, that say, You shall by no means work for the king of Babylon: 10for they prophesy lies to you, to remove you far from your land. 11But the nation which shall put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, I will even leave it upon its land, and it shall serve him, and dwell in it. 12I spoke also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Put your neck into the yoke, and serve the king of Babylon. 14For they prophesy unrighteous words to you, 15for I sent them not, says the Lord; and they prophesy in My name unjustly, that I might destroy you, and you should perish, and your prophets, who unrighteously prophesy lies to you. 16I spoke to you, and to all this people, and to the priests, saying, Thus said the Lord: Do not listen to the words of the prophets that prophesy to you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the Lord's house shall return from Babylon-for they prophesy unrighteous words to you. 17I sent them not. 18If they are prophets, and if the word of the Lord is in them, let them meet Me, for thus has the Lord said. 19And as for the remaining vessels, 20which the king of Babylon did not take, when he carried Jeconiah prisoner out of Jerusalem, 22they shall go into Babylon, says the Lord.
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