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1And it came to pass The same year, in the beginning of the reign of Tzidkiyah Melech Yehudah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Chananyah ben Azzur HaNavi, who was from Giveon, spoke unto me in the Beis Hashem, before the eyes of the kohanim and of kol haAm, saying, 2Thus says Hashem Tzva'os Elohei Yisroel, saying, I have broken the ol (yoke) of Melech Bavel. 3Within two years will I bring back into makon hazeh all the vessels of the Beis Hashem, that Nevuchadnetzar Melech Bavel took away from makon hazeh, and carried them to Babylon; 4And I will bring back to this place Yechanyah ben Y'hoyakim Melech Yehudah, with all of Yehudah of the Golus, that went into Babylon, saith Hashem; for I will break the ol (yoke) of Melech Bavel. 5Then Yirmeyah HaNavi said unto Chananyah HaNavi before the eyes of the kohanim, and before the eyes of kol HaAm that stood in the Beis Hashem, 6Even Yirmeyah HaNavi said, Omein; may Hashem do so; Hashem perform thy words which thou hast prophesied, to bring back the vessels of the Beis Hashem, and all that is carried away into the Golus, from Babylon into makom hazeh. 7Nevertheless shema now hadavar hazeh that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of kol haAm; 8The nevi'im that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against mamlechot gedolot, of milchamah, of ra'ah, of dever. 9The navi which prophesieth of shalom, when the devar of the navi shall come to pass, then shall the navi be recognized, that Hashem hath truly sent him. 10Then Chananyah HaNavi took the yoke from off the neck of Yirmeyah HaNavi and broke it. 11And Chananyah spoke before the eyes of kol haAm, saying, Thus saith Hashem; Even so will I break the yoke of Nevuchadnetzar Melech Bavel from the neck of kol HaGoyim within the space of two years. And Yirmeyah HaNavi went on his way. 12Then the Devar Hashem came unto Yirmeyah, after Chananyah HaNavi had broken the yoke from off the neck of Yirmeyah HaNavi, saying, 13Go and tell Chananyah, saying, Thus saith Hashem; Thou hast broken the motot etz (yokes, bars of wood); but thou shalt make for them motot barzel (yokes of iron). 14For thus saith Hashem Tzva'os Elohei Yisroel: I have put an ol barzel (yoke of iron) upon the neck of kol HaGoyim, that they may serve Nevuchadnetzar Melech Bavel; and they shall serve him; and I have given him the wild animals also. 15Then said Yirmeyah HaNavi unto Chananyah HaNavi, Shema nah, Chananyah; Hashem hath not sent thee; but thou makest HaAm HaZeh to trust in sheker (a lie). 16Therefore thus saith Hashem; Hineni, I will remove thee from off the face of ha'adamah; this year thou shalt die, because thou hast preached sarah (rebellion, apostasy, revolt, disobedience) against Hashem. 17So Chananyah HaNavi died the same year in the seventh month.
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