Hananiah prophesieth falsely the return of the vessels, and of Jeconiah.
Jeremiah 28:1 And thys was done in the same yeare, euen in the begynnynge of the raygne of Zedekiah kynge of Iuda. But in the .iiij. yeare of the raygne of Zedekiah kinge of Iuda, in the .v. moneth, it happened þt Hananiah the sonne of Assur þe prophet of Gibeon, spake to me in the house of the Lorde, in the presence of the prestes, & of all the people, and sayde: Jeremiah 28:2 Thus sayth the Lorde of hoostes the God of Israel: I haue broken the yock of the king of Babilon, Jeremiah 28:3 & after two yeare will I brynge agayne into this place: all the ornamentes of the Lordes house, that Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon caried awaye from this place vnto Babilon. Jeremiah 28:4 Yee, I wyll bringe agayne Iechoniah the sonne of Iehoakim þe kinge of Iuda hym selfe, with all the presoners of Iuda (that ar caryed vnto Babilon) euen into thys place, sayth the Lorde: for I wyll breake the yock of the kinge of Babylon.
Jeremiah, wishing it to be true, sheweth that the event will declare who are the true prophets.
Jeremiah 28:5 Then the prophet Ieremy gaue answere vnto the prophet Hananiah, before the prestes and before all the people that were present in the house of the Lord. Jeremiah 28:6 And the prophete Ieremy sayde: Amen, the Lorde do þt, and graunte the thyng which thou hast prophecyed: that he maye bryng agayne all the ornamentes of the Lordes house, and restore all the presoners from Babylon into this place. Jeremiah 28:7 Neuerthelesse, herken thou also, what I wyll saye, that thou and all the people maye heare. Jeremiah 28:8 The prophetes that were before vs in tyme past, which prophecyed of warre, or trouble, or pestilence, Jeremiah 28:9 ether of peace, vpon many nacyons and great kingdomes, were proued by thys (yf God had sende them in very dede) when the thynge came to passe, which that prophete tolde before.
Hananiah breaketh Jeremiah's yoke.
Jeremiah 28:10 And Hananiah the prophet toke þe chayne from the prophete Ieremyes necke, and brake it, Jeremiah 28:11 and with that sayde Hananiah, þt all the people might heare. Thus hath the Lorde spoken: Euen so will I breake þe yock of Nabuchodonosor king of Babilon, from the neck of all nacions: yee, and that within this two yeare. And so the prophet Ieremye went his waye.
Jeremiah telleth of an iron yoke,
Jeremiah 28:12 Nowe after that Hananiah the prophete had taken the chayne from the prophete Ieremyes necke, and broken it. The worde of the Lorde came vnto the prophete Ieremy, saieng: Jeremiah 28:13 Go, and tell Hananiah thes wordes. Thus sayth the Lorde. Thou hast broken the chayne of wodd: but in steade of wodd thou shalt make cheynes of yron. Jeremiah 28:14 For thus sayth the Lord of hostes the God of Israel: I wyll put a yock of yron vpon the neck of all this people, that they maye serue Nabuchodonosor the king of Babilon: yee, and so shall they do. And I wyll geue hym the beastes in the felde.
and foretelleth Hananiah's death.
Jeremiah 28:15 Then sayde the prophet Ieremy vnto the prophet Hananiah: heare me Hananiah: The Lorde hath not sent þe but thou bringest this people into a false belefe. Jeremiah 28:16 And therfore thus sayth the Lorde: beholde, I wyll sende the out of the lande, and within a yeare thou shalt dye, because thou hast falsely spoken agaynst the Lorde. Jeremiah 28:17 So Hananiah the prophete dyed the same yeare in the seuenth moneth.