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27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Yehoyakim Ben Yoshiyahu (יאשׁיּהוּ) melekh Yehudah came this Dvar to YirmeYahu from ADONAI (יהוה), saying,
27:2 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה) to me;
Make you bonds and yokes, and put them upon your neck,
27:3 And send them to melekh Edom, and to melekh Moav, and to melekh the Ammonites, and to melekh Tzor, and to melekh Tzidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Yerushalayim to Tzidkiyah melekh Yehudah;
27:4 And command them to say to their masters, thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot, Elohei Yisra'el; Thus shall you say to your masters;
27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that [are] upon the ground, by My great power and My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed meet to me.
27:6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nevukadnetztzar (נבוּכדנאצּר) melekh Bavel, My eved; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
27:8 And it shall come to pass, [that] the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nevukadnetztzar (נבוּכדנאצּר) melekh Bavel, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of melekh Bavel, that nation will I punish, declares ADONAI (יהוה), with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
27:9 Therefore listen not you to your Neviim, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak to you, saying, You shall not serve melekh Bavel:
27:10 For they prophesy a lie to you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and you should perish.
27:11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of melekh Bavel, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, declares ADONAI (יהוה); and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
27:12 I spoke also to Tzidkiyah melekh Yehudah according to all these Devarim, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of melekh Bavel, and serve him and his people, and live.
27:13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as ADONAI (יהוה) has spoken against the nation that will not serve melekh Bavel?
27:14 Therefore listen not to the Divrei ha Neviim that speak to you, saying, You shall not serve melekh Bavel: for they prophesy a lie to you.
27:15 For I have not sent them, declares ADONAI (יהוה), yet they prophesy a lie in My Name; that I might drive you out, and that you might perish, you, and ha Neviim that prophesy to you.
27:16 Also I spoke to the Kohanim and to all this people, saying: "Thus said ADONAI (יהוה); listen not to the Divrei your Neviim that prophesy to you, saying,hinei, the vessels of ADONAI (יהוה)'S house shall now shortly be brought again from Bavel: for they prophesy a lie to you.
27:17 Listen not to them; serve melekh Bavel, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
27:18 But if they [be] Neviim, and if Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) be with them, let them now make intercession to ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot, that the vessels which are left in ha bayit ADONAI (יהוה), and [in] ha bayit melekh Yehudah, and at Yerushalayim, go not to Bavel.
27:19 For thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city,
27:20 Which Nevukadnetztzar (נבוּכדנאצּר) melekh Bavel took not, when he carried away captive Yekonyah Ben Yehoyakim melekh Yehudah from Yerushalayim to Bavel, and all the nobles of Yehudah and Yerushalayim;
27:21 Yea, thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot, Elohei Yisra'el, concerning the vessels that remain [in] ha bayit ADONAI (יהוה), and [in] ha bayit melekh Yehudah and of Yerushalayim;
27:22 They shall be carried to Bavel, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, declares ADONAI (יהוה); then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
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