Jeremiah, by promises and threatenings, exhorteth to repentance.
Jeremiah 26:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word from Yahweh, saying: Jeremiah 26:2 Thus, saith Yahweh,Stand thou in the court of the house of Yahweh, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, who are entering in to bow down in the house of Yahweh, all the words, which I have commanded thee to speak unto them,do not thou keep back a word: Jeremiah 26:3 Peradventure, they will hear, and return every man from his wicked, way,and I shall repent as to the calamity which I, am devising to execute upon them, because of the wickedness of their doings: Jeremiah 26:4 Therefore shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh,If ye will not hearken unto me, To walk in my law which I have set before you; Jeremiah 26:5 To hearken unto the words of my servants the prophets, whom I, am sending unto you, even, betimes, sending, though ye have not hearkened, Jeremiah 26:6 Then I will make this house like Shiloh,And, this city, will I make a contempt, to all the nations of the earth. Jeremiah 26:7 So the priests and the prophets, and all the people, heard, Jeremiah, speaking these words in the house of Yahweh.
He is therefore apprehended,
Jeremiah 26:8 And it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that Yahweh had commanded [him] to speak unto all the people, that the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, laid hold of him, sayingThou shalt, surely die! Jeremiah 26:9 Why, hast thou prophesied in the name of Yahweh, saying, Like Shiloh, shall this house become, And, this city, shall be desolate, without inhabitant? And all the people, were gathered together, unto Jeremiah, in the house of Yahweh.
Jeremiah 26:10 When the princes of Judah heard, these things, then came they up out of the house of the king, [unto] the house of Yahweh,and took their seats in the opening of the new gate of Yahweh. Jeremiah 26:11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes, and unto all the people, saying,Worthy of death, is this man, because he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard, with your own ears.
Jeremiah 26:12 Then spake Jeremiah, unto all the princes, and unto all the people, saying,Yahweh, sent me to prophesy against this house, and against this city, all the words that ye have heard. Jeremiah 26:13 Now, therefore, amend your ways, and your doings, and hearken unto the voice of Yahweh your God,that Yahweh may repent him, as to the calamity, which he hath spoken concerning you. Jeremiah 26:14 But, I, behold me! in your hand,do with me as may be good and right in your eyes; Jeremiah 26:15 Only, ye must, know, that, If, ye, do put, me, to death, verily, innocent blood, are ye, laying upon yourselves, and against this city, and against her inhabitants,for, of a truth, did Yahweh send, me unto you, to speak in your ears, all these words.
He is quit in judgment, by the example of Micah,
Jeremiah 26:16 Then said the princes, and all the people, unto the priests, and unto the prophets,There is nothing in this man, worthy of death, for, in the name of Yahweh our God, hath he spoken unto us. Jeremiah 26:17 Then rose up men, from among the elders of the land, and spake unto all the convocation of the people, saying: Jeremiah 26:18 Micah the Morashtite, was prophesying, in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah,and he spake unto all the people of Judah, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hostsZion, as a field, shall be plowed, And, Jerusalem, into heaps of ruins, shall be turned, And, the mountain of the house, [be] like mounds in a jungle, Jeremiah 26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah, put him to death? Did he not revere Yahweh, and appease the face of Yahweh? And did not Yahweh repent, him, as to the calamity which he had spoken against them? We, therefore, are doing a great wickedness, against our own lives!
and of Urijah,
Jeremiah 26:20 There was, however, a man, prophesying in the name of Yahweh, Urijah, son of Shemaiah, of Keriath-jearim,who prophesied, against this city, and against this land, according to all the words of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 26:21 And, when King Jehoiakim, and all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard, his words, then the king sought, to put him to death,but Urijah heard, and feared, and fled, and entered Egypt. Jeremiah 26:22 Then did King Jehoiakim send men to Egypt,even Elnathan son of Achbor, and certain men with him, into Egypt, Jeremiah 26:23 and they brought forth Urijah out of Egypt, and took him in unto King Jehoiakim, who smote him with the sword,and cast out his dead body among the graves of the sons of the people.
and by the care of Ahikam.
Jeremiah 26:24 Howbeit, the hand of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, turned out to be with Jeremiah,so as not to give him up into the hand of the people, to put him to death.