Jeremiah 26

26:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of
 Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,
26:2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD'S
 house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to
 worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee
 to speak to them; diminish not a word:
26:3 It may be they will hearken, and turn every man from his
 evil way, that I may repent of the evil, which I purpose to do
 to them because of the evil of their doings.
26:4 And thou shalt say to them, Thus saith the LORD, If ye will
 not hearken to me to walk in my law, which I have set before
26:5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I
 have sent to you, both rising early, and sending [them], but ye
 have not hearkened;
26:6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this
 city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
26:7 So the priests and the prophets, and all the people heard
 Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
26:8 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of
 speaking all that the LORD had commanded [him] to speak to all
 the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the
 people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
26:9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying,
 This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be
 desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were
 gathered against Jeremiah, in the house of the LORD.
26:10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they
 came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD, and sat
 down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S [house].
26:11 Then the priests and the prophets spoke to the princes and
 to all the people, saying, This man [is] worthy to die; for he
 hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your
26:12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the princes, and to all the
 people, saying, The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house
 and against this city all the words that ye have heard.
26:13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey
 the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent of the
 evil that he hath pronounced against you.
26:14 As for me, behold, I [am] in your hand: do with me as it
 seemeth good and meet to you.
26:15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye
 will surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, upon this
 city, and upon its inhabitants: for of a truth the LORD hath
 sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.
26:16 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests
 and to the prophets; This man [is] not worthy to die: for he
 hath spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.
26:17 Then arose certain of the elders of the land, and spoke to
 all the assembly of the people, saying,
26:18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah
 king of Judah, and spoke to all the people of Judah, saying,
 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed [like] a
 field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of
 the house as the high places of the forest.
26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death?
 did he not fear the LORD, and beseech the LORD, and the LORD
 repented of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus
 might we procure great evil against our souls.
26:20 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of
 the LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, who
 prophesied against this city and against this land according to
 all the words of Jeremiah:
26:21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and
 all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to
 death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and
 went into Egypt;
26:22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, [namely],
 Elnathan the son of Achbor, and [certain] men with him into
26:23 And they brought forth Urijah from Egypt, and brought him
 to Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast
 his dead body into the graves of the common people.
26:24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was
 with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of
 the people to put him to death.

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