1 H1697 Now these are the words H5612 of the letter H3414 that Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H7971 sent H3389 from Jerusalem H3499 unto the residue H2205 of the elders H1473 of the captivity, H3548 and to the priests, H5030 and to the prophets, H5971 and to all the people, H5019 whom Nebuchadnezzar H1540 had carried away captive H3389 from Jerusalem H894 to Babylon,
2 H310 (after H3204 that Jeconiah H4428 the king, H1377 and the queen-mother, H5631 and the eunuchs, H8269 and the princes H3063 of Judah H3389 and Jerusalem, H2796 and the craftsmen, H4525 and the smiths, H3318 were departed H3389 from Jerusalem,)
3 H3027 by the hand H501 of Elasah H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan, H1587 and Gemariah H1121 the son H2518 of Hilkiah, H6667 (whom Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H7971 sent H894 unto Babylon H5019 to Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon,) H559 saying,
4 H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H1540 unto all the captivity, whom I have caused to be carried away H1473 captive H3389 from Jerusalem H894 unto Babylon:
5 H1129 Build H1004 ye houses, H3427 and dwell H5193 in them; and plant H1593 gardens, H398 and eat H6529 the fruit of them.
6 H3947 Take H802 ye wives, H3205 and beget H1121 sons H1323 and daughters; H3947 and take H802 wives H1121 for your sons, H5414 and give H1323 your daughters H582 to husbands, H3205 that they may bear H1121 sons H1121 and daughters; H7235 and multiply H4591 ye there, and be not diminished.
7 H1875 And seek H7965 the peace H5892 of the city H1540 whither I have caused you to be carried away captive, H6419 and pray H3068 unto Jehovah H7965 for it; for in the peace H7965 thereof shall ye have peace.
8 H559 For thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel: H5030 Let not your prophets H7130 that are in the midst H7080 of you, and your diviners, H5377 deceive H8085 you; neither hearken H2472 ye to your dreams H2492 which ye cause to be dreamed.
9 H5012 For they prophesy H8267 falsely H8034 unto you in my name: H7971 I have not sent H5002 them, saith H3068 Jehovah.
10 H559 For thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H6310 After H7657 seventy H8141 years H4390 are accomplished H894 for Babylon, H6485 I will visit H6965 you, and perform H2896 my good H1697 word H7725 toward you, in causing you to return H4725 to this place.
11 H3045 For I know H4284 the thoughts H2803 that I think H5002 toward you, saith H3068 Jehovah, H4284 thoughts H7965 of peace, H7451 and not of evil, H5414 to give H8615 you hope in your latter H319 end.
12 H7121 And ye shall call H1980 upon me, and ye shall go H6419 and pray H8085 unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 H1245 And ye shall seek H4672 me, and find H1875 me, when ye shall search H3824 for me with all your heart.
14 H4672 And I will be found H5002 of you, saith H3068 Jehovah, H7725 and I will turn again H7622 your captivity, H6908 and I will gather H1471 you from all the nations, H4725 and from all the places H5080 whither I have driven H5002 you, saith H3068 Jehovah; H7725 and I will bring you again H4725 unto the place H1540 whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
16 H559 thus saith H3068 Jehovah H4428 concerning the king H3427 that sitteth H3678 upon the throne H1732 of David, H5971 and concerning all the people H3427 that dwell H5892 in this city, H251 your brethren H3318 that are not gone forth H1473 with you into captivity;
17 H559 thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts; H7971 Behold, I will send H2719 upon them the sword, H7458 the famine, H1698 and the pestilence, H5414 and will make H8182 them like vile H8384 figs, H398 that cannot be eaten, H7455 they are so bad.
18 H7291 And I will pursue H310 after them H2719 with the sword, H7458 with the famine, H1698 and with the pestilence, H5414 and will deliver H2189 them to be tossed H4467 to and fro among all the kingdoms H776 of the earth, H423 to be an execration, H8047 and an astonishment, H8322 and a hissing, H2781 and a reproach, H1471 among all the nations H5080 whither I have driven them;
19 H8085 because they have not hearkened H1697 to my words, H5002 saith H3068 Jehovah, H7971 wherewith I sent H5650 unto them my servants H5030 the prophets, H7925 rising up early H7971 and sending H8085 them; but ye would not hear, H5002 saith H3068 Jehovah.
20 H8085 Hear H1697 ye therefore the word H3068 of Jehovah, H1473 all ye of the captivity, H7971 whom I have sent H3389 away from Jerusalem H894 to Babylon.
21 H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H256 concerning Ahab H1121 the son H6964 of Kolaiah, H6667 and concerning Zedekiah H1121 the son H4641 of Maaseiah, H5012 who prophesy H8267 a lie H8034 unto you in my name: H5414 Behold, I will deliver H3027 them into the hand H5019 of Nebuchadrezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon; H5221 and he shall slay H5869 them before your eyes;
22 H3947 and of them shall be taken up H7045 a curse H1546 by all the captives H3063 of Judah H894 that are in Babylon, H559 saying, H3068 Jehovah H7760 make H6667 thee like Zedekiah H256 and like Ahab, H4428 whom the king H894 of Babylon H7033 roasted H784 in the fire;
23 H6213 because they have wrought H5039 folly H3478 in Israel, H6213 and have committed H5003 adultery H7453 with their neighbors' H802 wives, H1696 and have spoken H1697 words H8034 in my name H8267 falsely, H6680 which I commanded H3045 them not; and I am he that knoweth, H5707 and am witness, H5002 saith H3068 Jehovah.
25 H559 Thus speaketh H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H7971 Because thou hast sent H5612 letters H8034 in thine own name H5971 unto all the people H3389 that are at Jerusalem, H6846 and to Zephaniah H1121 the son H4641 of Maaseiah, H3548 the priest, H3548 and to all the priests, H559 saying,
26 H3068 Jehovah H5414 hath made H3548 thee priest H3077 in the stead of Jehoiada H3548 the priest, H6496 that there may be officers H1004 in the house H3068 of Jehovah, H376 for every man H7696 that is mad, H5012 and maketh himself a prophet, H5414 that thou shouldest put H6729 him in the stocks H4115 and in shackles.
27 H1605 Now therefore, why hast thou not rebuked H3414 Jeremiah H6069 of Anathoth, H5012 who maketh himself a prophet to you,
28 H7971 forasmuch as he hath sent H894 unto us in Babylon, H559 saying, H1931 The H752 captivity is long: H1129 build H1004 ye houses, H3427 and dwell H5193 in them; and plant H1593 gardens, H398 and eat H6529 the fruit of them?
29 H6846 And Zephaniah H3548 the priest H7121 read H5612 this letter H241 in the ears H3414 of Jeremiah H5030 the prophet.
31 H7971 Send H1473 to all them of the captivity, H559 saying, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H8098 concerning Shemaiah H5161 the Nehelamite: H8098 Because that Shemaiah H5012 hath prophesied H7971 unto you, and I sent H982 him not, and he hath caused you to trust H8267 in a lie;
32 H559 therefore thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H6485 Behold, I will punish H8098 Shemaiah H5161 the Nehelamite, H2233 and his seed; H376 he shall not have a man H3427 to dwell H8432 among H5971 this people, H7200 neither shall he behold H2896 the good H6213 that I will do H5971 unto my people, H5002 saith H3068 Jehovah, H1696 because he hath spoken H5627 rebellion H3068 against Jehovah.