Under the type of bonds and yokes, he prophesieth the subduing of the neighbour kings unto Nebuchadnezzar.
Jeremiah 27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word unto Jeremiah, from Yahweh, saying: Jeremiah 27:2 Thus, said Yahweh unto me, Make thee, bonds and bars, and put them upon thine own neck. Jeremiah 27:3 Then shalt thou send them unto the king of Edom, and unto the king of Moab, and unto the king of the sons of Ammon, and unto the king of Tyre, and unto the king of Zidon,by the hand of messengers coming into Jerusalem, unto Zedekiah king of Judah. Jeremiah 27:4 And thou shall give them charge, unto their lords, saying,Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Thus, shall ye say unto your lords: Jeremiah 27:5 I, made, The earthThe man and the beast that are on the face of the earthBy my great power, And by mine outstretched arm,And gave it to whomsoever was right in mine own eyes. Jeremiah 27:6 Now, therefore, I, have given all these lands, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, my servant,Moreover also, the wild beast of the field, have I given him, to serve him. Jeremiah 27:7 Therefore shall all the nations, serve him, and his son, and his son's son,until the time even of his own land, itself, arrive, when many nations and great kings, shall use him as a slave.
He exhorteth them to yield, and not to believe the false prophets.
Jeremiah 27:8 And it shall come to pass, that, the nation or kingdom which will not serve him, even Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon,with sword, and with famine, and with pestilence, will I bring punishment upon that nation, Declareth Yahweh, until I have consumed them by his hand. Jeremiah 27:9 Ye, therefore, do not ye hearken unto your prophets, nor unto your diviners, nor unto your dreams, nor unto your users of hidden arts, nor unto your mutterers of incantations,in that, they, are speaking unto you saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon; Jeremiah 27:10 for falsehood, are they, prophesying unto you, that ye may be far removed from off your own soil, and I drive you out, and ye be destroyed. Jeremiah 27:11 But, the nation that shall bring its neck into the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, I will let them remain in quietness upon their own soil, Declareth Yahweh, and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
The like he doeth to Zedekiah.
Jeremiah 27:12 Also, unto Zedekiah king of Judah, spake I, according to all these words, saying,Bring your necks into the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people and live! Jeremiah 27:13 Wherefore, should ye die, thou, and thy people, by sword, by famine, and by pestilence,as Yahweh hath spoken, against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? Jeremiah 27:14 Do not, then, hearken unto the words of the prophets who are speaking unto you, sayingYe shall not serve the king of Babylon,for, falsehood, are they, prophesying unto you. Jeremiah 27:15 For I have not sent them, Declareth Yahweh, but they, are prophesying in my name, falsely,to the end I may drive you out and ye be destroyed, ye, and the prophets who are prophesying unto you. Jeremiah 27:16 Also, unto the priests, and unto all this people, spake I, saying, Thus! saith Yahweh, Do not hearken unto the words of your prophets, who are prophesying unto you, saying, Lo! the vessels of the house of Yahweh, are to be brought back out of Babylon, now, quickly; for, falsehood, are they, prophesying unto you. Jeremiah 27:17 Do not hearken unto them, serve the king of Babylon, land live! wherefore, should this city become a desolation? Jeremiah 27:18 But, if prophets, they are, and if the word of Yahweh is, with them, let them intercede, I pray you, with Yahweh of hosts, that the vessels which are left remaining in the house of Yahweh, and the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem, come not, into Babylon.
He foretelleth the remnant of the vessels shall be carried to Babylon, and there continue until the day of visitation.
Jeremiah 27:19 For, Thus, saith Yahweh of hostsConcerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the stands,and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city, Jeremiah 27:20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon,with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem. Jeremiah 27:21 YeaThus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of IsraelConcerning the vessels that are left, [in] thee house of Yahweh, and the house of the king of Judah, and Jerusalem, Jeremiah 27:22 Into Babylon, shall they be taken, And, there, shall they remain, Until the day that I visit, them, Declareth Yahweh, When I will bring them up, and restore them unto this place.