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Jeremiah 27 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Nations to Submit to Nebuchadnezzar

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:1 -

In the beginning of the reign of [fn]Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:2 - this is what the LORD has said to me: “Make for yourself restraints and yokes and put them on your neck,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:3 - and send [fn]word to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the sons of Ammon, the king of Tyre, and to the king of Sidon [fn]by the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:4 - “Order them to go to their masters, saying, ‘This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “This is what you shall say to your masters:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:5 - ‘I have made the earth, mankind, and the animals which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is [fn]pleasing in My sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:6 - ‘And now I have handed all these lands over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have also given him the animals of the field to serve him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:7 - ‘All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings will [fn]make him their servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:8 -

‘And it will be that the nation or the kingdom which will not serve him, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and will not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with plague,’ declares the LORD, ‘until I have eliminated [fn]it by his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:9 - ‘And as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your [fn]dreamers, your soothsayers, or your sorcerers who talk to you, saying, “You will not serve the king of Babylon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:10 - ‘For they are prophesying a lie to you in order to remove you far from your land; and I will drive you away and you will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:11 - ‘But the nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let remain on its land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and they will cultivate it and live in it.’”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:12 -

I spoke words like all these to Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, “Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him and his people, and live!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:13 - “Why should you die, you and your people, by the sword, famine, and plague, as the LORD has spoken to the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:14 - “So do not listen to the words of the prophets who talk to you, saying, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon,’ for they are prophesying a lie to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:15 - for I have not sent them,” declares the LORD, “but they are prophesying falsely in My name, so that I will drive you away and that you will perish, you and the prophets who prophesy to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:16 -

Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying: “This is what the LORD says: ‘Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, “Behold, the vessels of the LORD’S house will now shortly be brought back from Babylon”; for they are prophesying a lie to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:17 - ‘Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should this city become a place of ruins?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:18 - ‘But if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, have them now plead with the LORD of armies that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD and the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem do not go to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:19 - ‘For this is what the LORD of armies says concerning the pillars, concerning the [fn]sea, concerning the kettle stands, and concerning the rest of the vessels that are left in this city,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:20 - which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take when he led into exile Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:21 - ‘Yes, this is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel, says concerning the vessels that are left in the house of the LORD and in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:22 - “They will be brought to Babylon and will be there until the day I visit them,” declares the LORD. “Then I will bring them [fn]back and restore them to this place.”’”
NASB20 Footnotes
Many mss Jehoiakim
Lit them
Lit by the hand of
Or upright
Or enslave him
Lit them
Lit dreams
I.e., the bronze basin or laver from the temple
Lit up

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