And it came to pass the sameyear, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiahking of Judah, in the fourthyear, and in the fifthmonth, thatHananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spakeunto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
Even the prophetJeremiahsaid, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORDperform thy wordswhichthouhastprophesied, to bringagain the vessels of the LORD’Shouse, and all that is carriedawaycaptive, fromBabylonintothisplace.
And Hananiahspake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thussaith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylonfrom the neck of all nationswithin the space of two fullyears. And the prophetJeremiahwent his way.
For thussaith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of ironupon the neck of all thesenations, thatthey may serveNebuchadnezzarking of Babylon; and theyshallserve him: and I havegiven him the beasts of the fieldalso.