1 In principio regni Sedeciae filii Iosiae regis Iudae factum est verbum istud ad Ieremiam a Domino dicens:
2 "Haec dicit Dominus ad me: Fac tibi vincula et iuga et pones ea in collo tuo
3 et mittes ea ad regem Edom et ad regem Moab et ad regem filiorum Ammon et ad regem Tyri et ad regem Sidonis in manu nuntiorum, qui venerunt Ierusalem ad Sedeciam regem Iudae;
4 et praecipies eis, ut ad dominos suos loquantur: Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Haec dicetis ad dominos vestros:
5 Ego feci terram et hominem et iumenta, quae sunt super faciem terrae, in fortitudine mea magna et in brachio meo extento et dedi eam ei, qui placuit in oculis meis.
6 Et nunc itaque ego dedi omnes terras istas in manu Nabuchodonosor regis Babylonis servi mei, insuper et bestias agri dedi ei, ut serviant illi;
7 et servient ei omnes gentes et filio eius et filio filii eius, donec veniat tempus terrae eius etiam ipsius; et servient ei gentes multae et reges magni.
8 Gens autem et regnum, quod non servierit Nabuchodonosor regi Babylonis, et quicumque non curvaverit collum suum sub iugo regis Babylonis, in gladio et in fame et in peste visitabo super gentem illam, ait Dominus, donec consumam eos in manu eius.
9 Vos ergo nolite audire prophetas vestros et divinos et somniatores et augures et maleficos, qui dicunt vobis: "Non servietis regi Babylonis",
10 quia mendacium prophetant vobis, ut longe vos faciant de terra vestra, et eiciam vos, et pereatis.
11 Porro gens, quae subiecerit cervicem suam sub iugo regis Babylonis et servierit ei, dimittam eam in terra sua, dicit Dominus, et colet eam et habitabit in ea".
12 Et ad Sedeciam regem Iudae locutus sum secundum omnia verba haec dicens: "Subicite colla vestra sub iugo regis Babylonis et servite ei et populo eius, et vivetis.
13 Quare moriemini tu et populus tuus gladio, fame et peste, sicut locutus est Dominus ad gentem, quae servire noluerit regi Babylonis?
14 Nolite audire verba prophetarum dicentium vobis: "Non servietis regi Babylonis", quia mendacium ipsi loquuntur vobis.
15 Quia non misi eos, ait Dominus, et ipsi prophetant in nomine meo mendaciter, ut eiciam vos et pereatis, tam vos quam prophetae, qui vaticinantur vobis".
16 Et ad sacerdotes et ad populum istum locutus sum dicens: "Haec dicit Dominus: Nolite audire verba prophetarum vestrorum, qui prophetant vobis dicentes: "Ecce vasa domus Domini revertentur de Babylone nunc cito". Mendacium enim prophetant vobis.
17 Nolite ergo audire eos, sed servite regi Babylonis, ut vivatis. Quare datur haec civitas in solitudinem?
18 Et si prophetae sunt, et est verbum Domini in eis, occurrant Domino exercituum, ut non veniant vasa, quae derelicta fuerant in domo Domini et in domo regis Iudae et in Ierusalem, in Babylonem".
19 Quia haec dicit Dominus exercituum ad columnas et ad mare et ad bases et ad reliqua vasorum, quae remanserunt in civitate hac,
20 quae non tulit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis, cum transferret Iechoniam filium Ioachim regem Iudae de Ierusalem in Babylonem et omnes optimates Iudae et Ierusalem;
21 quia haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel, ad vasa, quae derelicta sunt in domo Domini et in domo regis Iudae et Ierusalem:
22 "In Babylonem transferentur et ibi erunt usque ad diem visitationis eorum, dicit Dominus; et afferri faciam ea et restitui in loco isto".
King James Version
1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters;
5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:
10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
12 ¶ I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.
16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
17 Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.
19 ¶ For thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city,
20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;
21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem;
22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.