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Jeremiah 26 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:1 - Early in the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came from the LORD:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:2 - “This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD’s house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the LORD. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:3 - Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from their evil ways. Then I will relent and not inflict on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:4 - Say to them, ‘This is what the LORD says: If you do not listen to me and follow my law, which I have set before you,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:5 - and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened),

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:6 - then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city a curse[fn] among all the nations of the earth.’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:7 - The priests, the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speak these words in the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:8 - But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, “You must die!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:9 - Why do you prophesy in the LORD’s name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?” And all the people crowded around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:10 - When the officials of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the LORD and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate of the LORD’s house.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:11 - Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:12 - Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:13 - Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the LORD your God. Then the LORD will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:14 - As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:15 - Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the LORD has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:16 - Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man should not be sentenced to death! He has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:17 - Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:18 - “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty says: “ ‘Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:19 - “Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:20 - (Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim was another man who prophesied in the name of the LORD; he prophesied the same things against this city and this land as Jeremiah did.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:21 - When King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king was determined to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:22 - King Jehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan son of Akbor to Egypt, along with some other men.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:23 - They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, who had him struck down with a sword and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.)

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:24 - Furthermore, Ahikam son of Shaphan supported Jeremiah, and so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.
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That is, its name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that it is cursed.
Micah 3:12

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