1 In principio regni Ioachim filii Iosiae regis Iudae factum est verbum istud a Domino dicens:
2 "Haec dicit Dominus: Sta in atrio domus Domini et loqueris ad omnes civitates Iudae, de quibus veniunt, ut adorent in domo Domini, universos sermones, quos ego mandavi tibi, ut loquaris ad eos: noli subtrahere verbum,
3 si forte audiant et convertantur unusquisque a via sua mala, et paeniteat me mali, quod cogito facere eis propter malitiam operum eorum.
4 Et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus: Si non audieritis me, ut ambuletis in lege mea, quam dedi vobis,
5 ut audiatis sermones servorum meorum prophetarum, quos ego misi ad vos de nocte consurgens et dirigens, et non audistis,
6 dabo domum istam sicut Silo et urbem hanc dabo in maledictionem cunctis gentibus terrae".
7 Et audierunt sacerdotes et prophetae et omnis populus Ieremiam loquentem verba haec in domo Domini.
8 Cumque complesset Ieremias loquens omnia, quae praeceperat ei Dominus, ut loqueretur ad universum populum, apprehenderunt eum sacerdotes et prophetae et omnis populus dicens: "Morte moriaris!
9 Quare prophetasti in nomine Domini dicens: "Sicut Silo erit domus haec, et urbs ista desolabitur, eo quod non sit habitator"?". Et congregatus est omnis populus adversus Ieremiam in domo Domini.
10 Et audierunt principes Iudae verba haec et ascenderunt de domo regis in domum Domini et sederunt in introitu portae domus Domini Novae.
11 Et locuti sunt sacerdotes et prophetae ad principes et ad omnem populum dicentes: "Iudicium mortis est viro huic, quia prophetavit adversus civitatem istam, sicut audistis auribus vestris".
12 Et ait Ieremias ad omnes principes et ad universum populum dicens: "Dominus misit me, ut prophetarem ad domum istam et ad civitatem hanc omnia verba, quae audistis.
13 Nunc ergo bonas facite vias vestras et opera vestra et audite vocem Domini Dei vestri, et paenitebit Dominum mali, quod locutus est adversum vos.
14 Ego autem ecce in manibus vestris sum; facite mihi, quod bonum et rectum est in oculis vestris.
15 Verumtamen scitote et cognoscite quod si occideritis me, sanguinem innocentem tradetis contra vosmetipsos et contra civitatem istam et habitatores eius; in veritate enim misit me Dominus ad vos, ut loquerer in auribus vestris omnia verba haec".
16 Et dixerunt principes et omnis populus ad sacerdotes et prophetas: "Non est viro huic iudicium mortis, quia in nomine Domini Dei nostri locutus est ad nos".
17 Surrexerunt ergo viri de senioribus terrae et dixerunt ad omnem coetum populi loquentes:
18 "Michaeas Morasthites fuit propheta in diebus Ezechiae regis Iudae et ait ad omnem populum Iudae dicens: "Haec dicit Dominus exercituum: Sion quasi ager arabitur, et Ierusalem in acervum lapidum erit, et mons domus in excelsa silvarum".
19 Numquid morte condemnavit eum Ezechias rex Iudae et omnis Iuda? Numquid non timuerunt Dominum et deprecati sunt faciem Domini, et paenituit Dominum mali, quod locutus fuerat adversum eos? Et nos facimus malum grande contra animas nostras!".
20 Fuit quoque vir prophetans in nomine Domini Urias filius Semei de Cariathiarim et prophetavit adversus civitatem istam et adversus terram hanc iuxta omnia verba Ieremiae.
21 Et audivit rex Ioachim et omnes potentes et principes eius verba haec, et quaesivit rex interficere eum; et audivit Urias et timuit fugitque et ingressus est Aegyptum.
22 Et misit rex Ioachim viros in Aegyptum, Elnathan filium Achobor et viros cum eo in Aegyptum;
23 et eduxerunt Uriam de Aegypto et adduxerunt eum ad regem Ioachim, et percussit eum gladio et proiecit cadaver eius in sepulcris filiorum vulgi.
24 Igitur manus Ahicam filii Saphan fuit cum Ieremia, ut non traderetur in manus populi, et interficerent eum.
King James Version
1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;
6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
7 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
8 ¶ Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
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.
10 ¶ When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S house.
11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto 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 ears.
12 ¶ Then spake Jeremiah unto 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.
13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
16 ¶ Then said the princes and all the people unto 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.
17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,
18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake 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 a forest.
19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the LORD, and besought the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
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:
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;
22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.
23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
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.