Hananiah prophesieth falsely the return of the vessels, and of Jeconiah.
Jeremiah 28:1 And it came to pass, in that year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah son of Azzur, the prophet who was of Gibeon, spake unto me, in the house of Yahweh, before the eyes of the priests and all the people, saying: Jeremiah 28:2 Thus, speaketh Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, saying,I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon: Jeremiah 28:3 within the space of two years, I, am bringing back into this place, all the vessels of the house of Yahweh,which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, hath taken away, from this place, and carried into Babylon. Jeremiah 28:4 Jeconiah also, son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah who have entered Babylon, am I, bringing back into this place, Declareth Yahweh,for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Jeremiah, wishing it to be true, sheweth that the event will declare who are the true prophets.
Jeremiah 28:5 Then said Jeremiah the prophet, unto Hananiah the prophet, in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people, who were standing in the house of Yahweh, Jeremiah 28:6 then said Jeremiah the prophet,Amen! So, may Yahweh do! Yahweh establish, thy words which thou hast prophesied, by bringing back the vessels of the house of Yahweh and all them of the captivity, from Babylon, unto this place. Jeremiah 28:7 Nevertheless, hear thou, I pray thee, this word, which I, am speaking in thine ears,and in the ears of all the people: Jeremiah 28:8 The prophets who were before me and before thee, from age-past times, when they prophesied against many lands, and concerning great kingdoms, of war, and of calamity, and of pestilence, Jeremiah 28:9 the prophet who prophesied of peace, when the word of the prophet was fulfilled, then was known, the prophet, whom Yahweh had sent in truth.
Hananiah breaketh Jeremiah's yoke.
Jeremiah 28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke, from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet,and brake it. Jeremiah 28:11 And Hananiah spake before the eyes of all the people, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh,In like manner, will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, within the space of two years, from off the neck of all the nations, And Jeremiah the prophet, went his way.
Jeremiah telleth of an iron yoke,
Jeremiah 28:12 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, saying: Jeremiah 28:13 Go and speak unto Hananiah, sayingThus, saith Yahweh, Yokes of wood, thou hast broken,But thou shalt make, in their stead, yokes of iron! Jeremiah 28:14 For, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel,A yoke of iron, have I put upon the neck of all these nations, to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, Moreover also, the wild beast of the field, have I given to him.
and foretelleth Hananiah's death.
Jeremiah 28:15 Then said Jeremiah the prophet unto Hananiah the prophet,Hear, I pray thee, Hananiah: Yahweh, hath not sent thee, Thou, therefore, hast caused this people to trust in falsehood! Jeremiah 28:16 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, Behold me! driving thee away from off the face of the ground,This year, art thou, to die, Because, revolt, hast thou spoken against Yahweh. Jeremiah 28:17 So Hananiah the prophet, died, the same year, in the seventh month.