1 In the beginning of the reign of aJehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the Lord, saying,
2 “Thus says the Lord, ‘aStand in the court of the Lord’s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah who have bcome to worship in the Lord’s house call the words that I have commanded you to speak to them. dDo not omit a word!
7 The apriests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord.
8 When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, “aYou must die!
9 “Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord saying, ‘This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be adesolate, without inhabitant’?” And ball the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.
11 Then the priests and the prophets aspoke to the officials and to all the people, saying, “A bdeath sentence for this man! For he has prophesied cagainst this city as you have heard in your hearing.”
12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and to all the people, saying, “aThe Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
14 “But as for me, behold, aI am in your hands; do with me as is good and right in your sight.
15 “Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring ainnocent blood on yourselves, and on this city and on its inhabitants; for truly the Lord has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”
17 Then asome of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,
“bZion will be plowed as a field,
And Jerusalem will become ruins,
19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Did he not afear the Lord and entreat the favor of the Lord, and bthe Lord 1changed His mind about the misfortune which He had pronounced against them? But we are ccommitting a great evil against ourselves.”
20 Indeed, there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the Lord, Uriah the son of Shemaiah from aKiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land words similar to all those of Jeremiah.
22 Then King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: aElnathan the son of Achbor and certain men with him went into Egypt.
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