King James Bible
Now these [are] the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent1 from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away52 captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
Take3 ye wives, and beget54 sons and daughters; and take3 wives for your sons, and give3 your daughters to husbands, that they may bear4 sons and daughters; that ye may be increased3 there, and not diminished.4
For thus saith1 the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners,6 that [be] in the midst of you, deceive55 you, neither hearken4 to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.56
And I will be found8 of you, saith7 the LORD: and I will turn away1 your captivity, 7622 and I will gather14 you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven52 you, saith7 the LORD; and I will bring you again52 into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.52
[Know] that thus saith1 the LORD of the king that sitteth6 upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth6 in this city, [and] of your brethren that are not gone forth1 with you into captivity;
And I will persecute1 310 them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver1 them to be removed 2113 to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven52 them:
Thus saith1 the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy12 a lie unto you in my name; Behold, I will deliver6 them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall slay52 them before your eyes;
Because they have committed1 villany in Israel, and have committed adultery17 with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken17 lying words in my name, which I have not commanded14 them; even I know,6 and [am] a witness, saith7 the LORD.
Thus speaketh1 the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying,2 Because thou hast sent1 letters in thy name unto all the people that [are] at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,2
The LORD hath made1 thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man [that is] mad,30 and maketh himself a prophet,102 that thou shouldest put1 him in prison, and in the stocks.
Send3 to all them of the captivity, saying,2 Thus saith1 the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied8 unto you, and I sent1 him not, and he caused you to trust55 in a lie:
Therefore thus saith1 the LORD; Behold, I will punish6 Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell6 among this people; neither shall he behold4 the good that I will do6 for my people, saith7 the LORD; because he hath taught14 rebellion against the LORD.
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