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Jeremiah 26

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1 At the beginning of the reign of Joakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, there was such a word from the Lord:
2 Thus says the Lord: Stand in the courtyard of the house of the Lord and say to all the cities of Judea who come to worship in the house of the Lord, all those words that I command you to say to them; do not turn down a word.
3 Maybe they will listen and turn everyone from their evil path, and then I will cancel the calamity that I intend to do for their evil deeds.
4 And tell them: thus saith the Lord: if you do not obey Me in doing according to My law that I have given you,
5 to heed the words of My servants, the prophets whom I send to you, I send from early morning, and which you do not listen, -
6 then with this house I will do the same as with Shiloh, and I will turn this city on to curse all the peoples of the earth.

7 Priests and prophets and all the people listened to Jeremiah when he spoke these words in the house of the Lord.
eight And when Jeremiah said everything that the Lord commanded him to say to all the people, then the priests and prophets and all the people seized him and said: `you must die;
nine why do you prophesy in the name of the Lord and say: this house will be like Silom, and this city will be empty, [will be] without inhabitants? ' And all the people gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.
ten When the princes of Judea heard about this, they came from the king’s house to the house of the Lord and sat at the entrance to the new gate [house] of the Lord.
eleven Then the priests and prophets said so to the princes and to all the people: `the death sentence to this man! because he prophesies against this city, as you heard with your ears. ”
12 And Jeremiah said to all the princes and to all the people: `The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you heard;
13 so correct your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and the Lord will abolish the calamity that has spoken against you;
fourteen and as for me, here - I am in your hands; do with me what in your eyes seems good and fair;
fifteen only firmly know that if you put me to death, then lay innocent blood on yourself and on this city and on its inhabitants; for verily the Lord hath sent me unto you to say all these words in your ears. "

16 Then the princes and all the people said to the priests and prophets: `This man is not subject to the death sentence, because he spoke to us in the name of the Lord our God. '
17 And some of the elders of the earth stood up and said to the whole assembly of the people:
18 `Micah the Morasphite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and said to all the people of Judea: Thus says the LORD of hosts: Zion will be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of this house will be a wooded hill.
19 Did Hezekiah the king of Judah and all Judah kill him for this? Was he not afraid of the Lord and pleading with the Lord? and the Lord abolished the calamity which uttered upon them; But do we want to do a great evil to our souls?
20 One of Uriah, the son of Shemaiah, from Kariath-jarim also prophesied in the name of the Lord - and he prophesied against this city and against this land in exactly the same words as Jeremiah.
21 When king Joachim and all the nobles and all the princes heard his words, the king sought to kill him. Upon hearing this, Uriah was afraid and fled, and retired to Egypt.
22 But King Joachim sent people to Egypt: Elnathan the son of Achbor, and others with him.
23 And they brought Uriah out of Egypt and brought him to King Joachim, and he put him to death with the sword, and cast his corpse, where there were common tombs.
24 But the hand of Ahikam, the son of Safanov, was for Jeremiah, so as not to give him into the hands of the people for slaughter. ”

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