False Prophet Hananiah
28:1 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,
28:2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
28:3 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:
28:4 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.
28:5 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,
28:6 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.
28:7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in
thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;
28:8 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.
28:9 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.
28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the
prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
28:11 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.
28:12 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,
28:13 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.
28:14 For 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.
28:15 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.
28:16 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.
28:17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the