1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Jeremiah sendeth a letter to the captives in Babylon, to be quiet there, 8 and not to believe the dreams of their prophets, 10 and that they shall return with grace after seventy years. 15 He foretelleth the destruction of the rest for their disobedience. 20 He sheweth the fearful end of Ahab and Zedekiah, two lying prophets. 24 Shemaiah writeth a letter against Jeremiah. 30 Jeremiah readeth his doom.
29:1 ¶ Now, these, are the, words of the letter which Jeremiah the prophet sent, from Jerusalem,unto the residue of the elders of the captivity, and unto the priests, and unto the prophets, and unto all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
29:2 after that Jeconiah the king and the queen-mother and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem and the craftsmen and the smiths, had gone forth, from Jerusalem;
29:3 by the hand of Elasah son of Shaphan, and Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent, unto Babylon, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying:
29:5 Build ye houses, and dwell [in them],And plant ye gardens, and eat the fruit thereof;
29:6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters, And take wives, for your sons, and, your daughters, give ye to husbands, That they may bear sons and daughters,And so become ye many there, and do not become few;
29:12 So shall ye call upon me,And go and pray unto me,And I will hearken unto you;
29:13 So shall ye seek me, and find, For ye will enquire after me, with all your heart;
29:14 And I will be found of you, Declareth Yahweh, And will turn back your captivity, And will gather you out of all the nations, and out of all the places, whither I have driven you, Declareth Yahweh, And will bring you back into the place whence I had caused you to be carried away captive:
29:16 For, thus, saith Yahweh, Against the king who is sitting on the throne of David, and, Against all the people who are remaining in this city,your brethren who have not gone forth with you into captivity:
29:18 Therefore will I pursue them, with sword, with famine, and with pestilence,And will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, A curse and an astonishment and a hissing and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
29:21 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Concerning Ahab son of Kolaiah, and concerning Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you in my name, a falsehood, Behold me! delivering them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he will smite them before your eyes:
29:22 So shall there be taken upfrom thema curse, by all of the captivity of Judah who are in Babylon, saying,Yahweh, make thee, like Zedekiah and like Ahab, Whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire!
29:23 Because they have committed vileness in Israel, And have committed adultery with the wives of their neighbours, And have spoken, as a word in my name, a falsehood, which I commanded them not,And, I, am one who knowethand a witness, Declareth Yahweh.
29:24 ¶ Also, unto Shemaiah the Nehelamite, shalt thou speak, saying:
29:25 Thus, speaketh Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, saying,Because, thou, hast sent, in thine own name, letters, unto all the people who are in Jerusalem, and unto Zephaniah son of Maaseiah the priest, and unto all the priests, saying:
29:26 Yahweh, hath made thee priest, instead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be deputies in the house of Yahweh, to any man who is raving and prophesying, so shalt thou put him into the stocks and into the pillory:
29:27 Now, therefore, why, hast thou not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth, who is prophesying unto you?
29:28 For, on this account, hath he sent unto us in Babylon, saying,'Tis, long! Build ye houses, and dwell [in them], And plant gardens, and eat the fruit thereof.
29:29 And Zephaniah the priest hath read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet,
29:31 Send thou unto all them of the captivity, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh, Concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite,Because Shemaiah, hath prophesied to you, when, I, had not sent him, And hath caused you to trust in falsehood,
29:32 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh,Behold me! bringing punishment upon Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and upon his seed, He shall have no man to dwell in the midst of this people, Nor shall he see the good that I am about to do for my people, Declareth Yahweh; Because, revolt, hath he spoken against Yahweh.
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