1 H1697 Now these are the words H5612 of the letter H3414 that Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H7971 sent H3389 from Jerusalem H3499 to the residue H2205 of the elders H1473 of the captivity, H3548 and to the priests, H5030 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 the queen H5631 mother, the eunuchs, H8269 the princes H3063 of Judah H3389 and Jerusalem, H2796 the craftsmen, H4525 and the smiths, H3318 had 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 to Babylon H5019 to Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon), H559 saying,
4 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H1540 to all the captivity, whom I have caused to be carried away H1473 captive H3389 from Jerusalem H894 to Babylon:
5 H1129 Build H1004 houses, H3427 and dwell H5193 in them; and plant H1593 gardens, H398 and eat H6529 their fruit.
6 H3947 Take H802 wives, H3205 and father 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 there, and don't be diminished.
7 H1875 Seek H7965 the peace H5892 of the city H1540 where I have caused you to be carried away captive, H6419 and pray H3068 to Yahweh H7965 for it; for in its peace H7965 you shall have peace.
8 H559 For thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H430 the God H3478 of Israel: H5030 Don't let your prophets H7130 who are in the midst H7080 of you, and your diviners, H5377 deceive H8085 you; neither listen H2472 to your dreams H2492 which you cause to be dreamed.
9 H5012 For they prophesy H8267 falsely H8034 to you in my name: H7971 I have not sent H5002 them, says H3068 Yahweh.
10 H559 For thus says H3068 Yahweh, 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, says H3068 Yahweh, H4284 thoughts H7965 of peace, H7451 and not of evil, H5414 to give H8615 you hope H319 and a future.
12 H7121 You shall call H1980 on me, and you shall go H6419 and pray H8085 to me, and I will listen to you.
13 H1245 You shall seek H4672 me, and find H1875 me, when you shall search H3824 for me with all your heart.
14 H4672 I will be found H5002 by you, says H3068 Yahweh, 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 where I have driven H5002 you, says H3068 Yahweh; H7725 and I will bring you again H4725 to the place H1540 from where I caused you to be carried away captive.
16 H559 thus says H3068 Yahweh H4428 concerning the king H3427 who sits H3678 on the throne H1732 of David, H5971 and concerning all the people H3427 who dwell H5892 in this city, H251 your brothers H3318 who haven't gone forth H1473 with you into captivity;
17 H559 thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies; H7971 Behold, I will send H2719 on them the sword, H7458 the famine, H1698 and the pestilence, H5414 and will make H8182 them like vile H8384 figs, H398 that can't be eaten, H7455 they are so bad.
18 H7291 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 back and forth among all the kingdoms H776 of the earth, H423 to be an object of horror, H8047 and an astonishment, H8322 and a hissing, H2781 and a reproach, H1471 among all the nations H5080 where I have driven them;
19 H8085 because they have not listened H1697 to my words, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh, H7971 with which I sent H5650 to them my servants H5030 the prophets, H7925 rising up early H7971 and sending H8085 them; but you would not hear, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh.
20 H8085 Hear H1697 therefore the word H3068 of Yahweh, H1473 all you of the captivity, H7971 whom I have sent H3389 away from Jerusalem H894 to Babylon.
21 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, 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 to you in my name: H5414 Behold, I will deliver H3027 them into the hand H5019 of Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon; H5221 and he shall kill 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 who are in Babylon, H559 saying, H3068 Yahweh H7760 make H6667 you like Zedekiah H256 and like Ahab, H4428 whom the king H894 of Babylon H7033 roasted H784 in the fire;
23 H6213 because they have worked 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 didn't command H3045 them; and I am he who knows, H5707 and am witness, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh.
25 H559 Thus speaks H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H7971 Because you have sent H5612 letters H8034 in your own name H5971 to all the people H3389 who 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 Yahweh H5414 has made H3548 you priest H3077 in the place of Jehoiada H3548 the priest, H6496 that there may be officers H1004 in the house H3068 of Yahweh, H376 for every man H7696 who is mad, H5012 and makes himself a prophet, H5414 that you should put H6729 him in the stocks H4115 and in shackles.
27 H1605 Now therefore, why have you not rebuked H3414 Jeremiah H6069 of Anathoth, H5012 who makes himself a prophet to you,
28 H7971 because he has sent H894 to us in Babylon, H559 saying, H1931 The H752 captivity is long: H1129 build H1004 houses, H3427 and dwell H5193 in them; and plant H1593 gardens, H398 and eat H6529 their fruit?
29 H6846 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 says H3068 Yahweh H8098 concerning Shemaiah H5161 the Nehelamite: H8098 Because Shemaiah H5012 has prophesied H7971 to you, and I didn't send H982 him, and he has caused you to trust H8267 in a lie;
32 H559 therefore thus says H3068 Yahweh, 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 see H2896 the good H6213 that I will do H5971 to my people, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh, H1696 because he has spoken H5627 rebellion H3068 against Yahweh.