¶ And this was done in the same year: even in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Iuda. But in the fourth year of the reign of Zedekiah king of Iudah, in the fifth Month; It happened, that Hananiah the son of Assur the prophet of Gabaon, spake to me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, and said. Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon, and after two years will I bring again into this place, all the ornaments of the LORD's house, that Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon carried away from this place unto Babylon. Yea I will bring again Ieconiah the son of Iehoiakim the king of Iudah himself, with all the prisoners of Iudah (that are carried unto Babylon) even into this place, sayeth the LORD, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. Then the prophet Ieremy gave answer unto the prophet Hananiah, before the priests and before all the people that were present in the house of the LORD. And the prophet Ieremy said: Amen, the LORD do that, and grant the thing, which thou hast prophesied: that he may bring again all the ornaments of the LORD's house, and restore all the prisoners from Babylon in to this place. Nevertheless, hearken thou also, what I will say, that thou and all the people may hear: The prophets that were before us in times past, which prophesied of war, or trouble, or pestilence either of peace, upon many nations and great kingdoms, were proved by this (if GOD had sent them in very deed) when the thing came to pass, which that prophet told before.
¶ And Hananiah the prophet took the chain from the prophet Ieremias' neck, and brake it and with that said Hananiah, that all the people might hear: Thus hath the LORD spoken: Even so will I break the yoke of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, from the neck of all nations, yea and that within this two years. And so the prophet Ieremy went his way. Now after that Hananiah the prophet had taken the chain from the prophet Ieremias' neck, and broken it: The word of the LORD came unto the prophet Ieremy saying: Go, and tell Hananiah these words: Thus sayeth the LORD: Thou hast broken the chain of wood, but in stead of wood thou shalt make chains of iron. For thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts the God of Israel: I will put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all this people, that they may serve Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon, yea and so shall they do. And I will give him the beasts in the field. Then said the prophet Ieremy unto the prophet Hananiah: Hear me (I pray thee) Hananiah: The LORD hath not sent thee, but thou bringest this people into a false belief. And therefore thus sayeth the LORD: behold, I will send thee out of the land, and within a year thou shalt die because thou hast falsely spoken against the LORD. So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh Month.