Hananiah prophesieth falsely the return of the vessels, and of Jeconiah.
Jeremiah 28:1 And it cometh to pass, in that year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, spoken unto me hath Hananiah son of Azur the prophet, who [is] of Gibeon, in the house of Jehovah, before the eyes of the priests, and all the people, saying, Jeremiah 28:2 'Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon; Jeremiah 28:3 Within two years of days I am bringing back unto this place all the vessels of the house of Jehovah that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath taken from this place, and doth carry to Babylon, Jeremiah 28:4 And Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the removed of Judah, who are entering Babylon, I am bringing back unto this placean affirmation of Jehovah; for I do 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 And Jeremiah the prophet saith unto Hananiah the prophet, before the eyes of the priests, and before the eyes of all the people who are standing in the house of Jehovah, Jeremiah 28:6 Yea, Jeremiah the prophet saith, 'Amen! so may Jehovah do; Jehovah establish thy words that thou hast prophesied, to bring back the vessels of the house of Jehovah and all the removal from Babylon, unto this place. Jeremiah 28:7 'Only, hear, I pray thee, this word that I am speaking in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people. Jeremiah 28:8 The prophets who have been before me, and before thee, from of old, even they prophesy concerning many lands, and concerning great kingdoms, of battle, and of evil, and of pestilence. Jeremiah 28:9 The prophet who doth prophesy of peaceby the coming in of the word of the prophet, known is the prophet that Jehovah hath truly sent him.'
Hananiah breaketh Jeremiah's yoke.
Jeremiah 28:10 And Hananiah the prophet taketh the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, and breaketh it, Jeremiah 28:11 And Hananiah speaketh before the eyes of all the people, saying, 'Thus said Jehovah, Thus I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, within two years of days, from off the neck of all the nations;' and Jeremiah the prophet goeth on his way.
Jeremiah telleth of an iron yoke,
Jeremiah 28:12 And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah after the breaking, by Hananiah the prophet, of the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Jeremiah 28:13 'Go, and thou hast spoken unto Hananiah, saying, Thus said Jehovah, Yokes of wood thou hast broken, and I have made instead of them yokes of iron; Jeremiah 28:14 For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, A yoke of iron I have put on the neck of all these nations to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they have served him, and also the beast of the field I have given to him.'
and foretelleth Hananiah's death.
Jeremiah 28:15 And Jeremiah the prophet saith unto Hananiah the prophet, 'Hear, I pray thee, O Hananiah; Jehovah hath not sent thee, and thou hast caused this people to trust on falsehood. Jeremiah 28:16 Therefore thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am casting thee from off the face of the ground; this year thou diest, for apostasy thou hast spoken concerning Jehovah.' Jeremiah 28:17 And Hananiah the prophet dieth in that year, in the seventh month.