The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 29:24–32

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24  And concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite thou shalt speak, saying

Jer36:24  And to Samaeas the Ælamite thou shalt say,

24  And to Shemaiah of Nehelam, you shall say

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25  Thus speaketh YHWH of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: Because thou hast sent letters in thine own name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying

Jer36:25  I sent thee not in my name: and to Sophonias the priest the son of Maasaeas say thou,

25  Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Similarly, you have sent letters in your name to all the people that are in Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah, the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying

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26  'YHWH hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that there should be officers in the house of YHWH for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in the stocks and in the collar.

Jer36:26  The Lord has made thee priest in the place of Jodae the priest, to be ruler in the house of the Lord over every prophet, and to every madman, and thou shalt put them in prison, and into the dungeon.

26  ‘The Lord has made you priest in place of Jehoiada, the priest, so that you would be the ruler in the house of the Lord over every man who raves and prophesies, to send him to the stocks and to prison.

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27  Now therefore, why hast thou not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth, who maketh himself a prophet to you,

Jer36:27  And now wherefore have ye reviled together Jeremias of Anathoth, who prophesied to you?

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28  forasmuch as he hath sent unto us in Babylon, saying: The captivity is long; build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?'

Jer36:28  Did he not send for this purpose? for in the course of this month he sent to you to Babylon, saying, It is far off: build ye houses, and inhabit them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

28  For about this, he has sent to us in Babylon, saying: It is a long time. Build houses and live in them. And plant gardens, and eat from their fruits.’ ”

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29  And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

Jer36:29  And Sophonias read the book in the ears of Jeremias.

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30  Then came the word of YHWH unto Jeremiah, saying

Jer36:30  Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremias, saying,

30  And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying

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31  Send to all them of the captivity, saying: Thus saith YHWH concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he hath caused you to trust in a lie;

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32  therefore thus saith YHWH: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed; he shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he behold the good that I will do unto My people, saith the YHWH; because he hath spoken perversion against the LORD.

Jer36:32  therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will visit Samaeas, and his family: and there shall not be a man of them in the midst of you to see the good which I will do to you: they shall not see it.

32  For this reason, thus says the Lord: Behold, I will visit upon Shemaiah of Nehelam, and upon his offspring. There will not be, for him, even one man sitting in the midst of this people. And he will not see the good that I will accomplish for my people, says the Lord. For he has spoken a betrayal against the Lord.”