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Jeremiah 26 (WEBP)

[1] In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from Yahweh:
[2] “Yahweh says: ‘Stand in the court of Yahweh’s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah which come to worship in Yahweh’s house, all the words that I command you to speak to them. Don’t omit a word.
[3] It may be they will listen, and every man turn from his evil way, that I may relent from the evil which I intend to do to them because of the evil of their doings.’ ”
[4] You shall tell them, “Yahweh says: ‘If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law which I have set before you,
[5] to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you, even rising up early and sending them—but you have not listened—
[6] then I will make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.’ ”
[7] The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in Yahweh’s house.
[8] When Jeremiah had finished speaking all that Yahweh had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, “You shall surely die!
[9] Why have you prophesied in Yahweh’s name, saying, ‘This house will be like Shiloh, and this city will be desolate, without inhabitant’?” All the people were crowded around Jeremiah in Yahweh’s house.
[10] When the princes of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to Yahweh’s house; and they sat in the entry of the new gate of Yahweh’s house.
[11] Then the priests and the prophets spoke to the princes and to all the people, saying, “This man is worthy of death, for he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your ears.”
[12] Then Jeremiah spoke to all the princes and to all the people, saying, “Yahweh sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
[13] Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey Yahweh your God’s voice; then Yahweh will relent from the evil that he has pronounced against you.
[14] But as for me, behold, I am in your hand. Do with me what is good and right in your eyes.
[15] Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, on this city, and on its inhabitants; for in truth Yahweh has sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.”
[16] Then the princes and all the people said to the priests and to the prophets: “This man is not worthy of death; for he has spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God.”
[17] Then certain of the elders of the land rose up, and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,
[18] “Micah the Morashtite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, ‘Yahweh of Armies says: “ ‘Zion will be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem will become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.’
[19] Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Didn’t he fear Yahweh, and entreat the favor of Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the disaster which he had pronounced against them? We would commit great evil against our own souls that way!”
[20] There was also a man who prophesied in Yahweh’s name, Uriah the son of Shemaiah of Kiriath Jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah.
[21] When Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men and all the princes heard his words, the king sought to put him to death; but when Uriah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt.
[22] Then Jehoiakim the king sent Elnathan the son of Achbor and certain men with him into Egypt.
[23] They fetched Uriah out of Egypt and brought him to Jehoiakim the king, who killed him with the sword and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
[24] But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, so that they didn’t give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.

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Jeremiah 26 (KJVS)

[1] In the beginning H7225 of the reign H4468 of Jehoiakim H3079 the son H1121 of Josiah H2977 king H4428 of Judah H3063 came this word H1697 from the LORD H3068, saying H559 (8800),
[2] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068; Stand H5975 (8798) in the court H2691 of the LORD’S H3068 house H1004, and speak H1696 (8765) unto all the cities H5892 of Judah H3063, which come H935 (8802) to worship H7812 (8692) in the LORD’S H3068 house H1004, all the words H1697 that I command H6680 (8765) thee to speak H1696 (8763) unto them; diminish H1639 (8799) not a word H1697:
[3] If so be they will hearken H8085 (8799), and turn H7725 (8799) every man H376 from his evil H7451 way H1870, that I may repent H5162 (8738) me of the evil H7451, which I purpose H2803 (8802) to do H6213 (8800) unto them because H6440 of the evil H7455 of their doings H4611.
[4] And thou shalt say H559 (8804) unto them, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068; If ye will not hearken H8085 (8799) to me, to walk H3212 (8800) in my law H8451, which I have set H5414 (8804) before H6440 you,
[5] To hearken H8085 (8800) to the words H1697 of my servants H5650 the prophets H5030, whom I sent H7971 (8802) unto you, both rising up early H7925 (8687), and sending H7971 (8800) [them], but ye have not hearkened H8085 (8804);
[6] Then will I make H5414 (8804) this house H1004 like Shiloh H7887, and will make H5414 (8799) this city H5892 a curse H7045 to all the nations H1471 of the earth H776.
[7] So the priests H3548 and the prophets H5030 and all the people H5971 heard H8085 (8799) Jeremiah H3414 speaking H1696 (8764) these words H1697 in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[8] Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah H3414 had made an end H3615 (8763) of speaking H1696 (8763) all that the LORD H3068 had commanded H6680 (8765) [him] to speak H1696 (8763) unto all the people H5971, that the priests H3548 and the prophets H5030 and all the people H5971 took H8610 (8799) him, saying H559 (8800), Thou shalt surely H4191 (8800) die H4191 (8799).
[9] Why hast thou prophesied H5012 (8738) in the name H8034 of the LORD H3068, saying H559 (8800), This house H1004 shall be like Shiloh H7887, and this city H5892 shall be desolate H2717 (8799) without an inhabitant H3427 (8802)? And all the people H5971 were gathered H6950 (8735) against Jeremiah H3414 in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[10] When the princes H8269 of Judah H3063 heard H8085 (8799) these things H1697, then they came up H5927 (8799) from the king’s H4428 house H1004 unto the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and sat down H3427 (8799) in the entry H6607 of the new H2319 gate H8179 of the LORD’S H3068 [house].
[11] Then spake H559 (8799) the priests H3548 and the prophets H5030 unto the princes H8269 and to all the people H5971, saying H559 (8800), This man H376 [is] worthy H4941 to die H4194; for he hath prophesied H5012 (8738) against this city H5892, as ye have heard H8085 (8804) with your ears H241.
[12] Then spake H559 (8799) Jeremiah H3414 unto all the princes H8269 and to all the people H5971, saying H559 (8800), The LORD H3068 sent H7971 (8804) me to prophesy H5012 (8736) against this house H1004 and against this city H5892 all the words H1697 that ye have heard H8085 (8804).
[13] Therefore now amend H3190 (8685) your ways H1870 and your doings H4611, and obey H8085 (8798) the voice H6963 of the LORD H3068 your God H430; and the LORD H3068 will repent H5162 (8735) him of the evil H7451 that he hath pronounced H1696 (8765) against you.
[14] As for me, behold, I [am] in your hand H3027: do H6213 (8798) with me as seemeth H5869 good H2896 and meet H3477 unto you.
[15] But know H3045 (8799) ye for certain H3045 (8800), that if ye put me to death H4191 (8688), ye shall surely bring H5414 (8802) innocent H5355 blood H1818 upon yourselves, and upon this city H5892, and upon the inhabitants H3427 (8802) thereof: for of a truth H571 the LORD H3068 hath sent H7971 (8804) me unto you to speak H1696 (8763) all these words H1697 in your ears H241.
[16] Then said H559 (8799) the princes H8269 and all the people H5971 unto the priests H3548 and to the prophets H5030; This man H376 [is] not worthy H4941 to die H4194: for he hath spoken H1696 (8765) to us in the name H8034 of the LORD H3068 our God H430.
[17] Then rose up H6965 (8799) certain H582 of the elders H2205 of the land H776, and spake H559 (8799) to all the assembly H6951 of the people H5971, saying H559 (8800),
[18] Micah H4320 the Morasthite H4183 prophesied H5012 (8737) in the days H3117 of Hezekiah H2396 king H4428 of Judah H3063, and spake H559 (8799) to all the people H5971 of Judah H3063, saying H559 (8800), Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635; Zion H6726 shall be plowed H2790 (8735) [like] a field H7704, and Jerusalem H3389 shall become heaps H5856, and the mountain H2022 of the house H1004 as the high places H1116 of a forest H3293.
[19] Did Hezekiah H2396 king H4428 of Judah H3063 and all Judah H3063 put him at all H4191 (8687) to death H4191 (8689)? did he not fear H3373 the LORD H3068, and besought H2470 (8762) the LORD H3068 H6440, and the LORD H3068 repented H5162 (8735) him of the evil H7451 which he had pronounced H1696 (8765) against them? Thus H587 might we procure H6213 (8802) great H1419 evil H7451 against our souls H5315.
[20] And there was also a man H376 that prophesied H5012 (8693) in the name H8034 of the LORD H3068, Urijah H223 the son H1121 of Shemaiah H8098 of Kirjathjearim H7157, who prophesied H5012 (8735) against this city H5892 and against this land H776 according to all the words H1697 of Jeremiah H3414:
[21] And when Jehoiakim H3079 the king H4428, with all his mighty men H1368, and all the princes H8269, heard H8085 (8799) his words H1697, the king H4428 sought H1245 (8762) to put him to death H4191 (8687): but when Urijah H223 heard H8085 (8799) it, he was afraid H3372 (8799), and fled H1272 (8799), and went H935 (8799) into Egypt H4714;
[22] And Jehoiakim H3079 the king H4428 sent H7971 (8799) men H582 into Egypt H4714, [namely], Elnathan H494 the son H1121 of Achbor H5907, and [certain] men H582 with him into Egypt H4714.
[23] And they fetched forth H3318 (8686) Urijah H223 out of Egypt H4714, and brought H935 (8686) him unto Jehoiakim H3079 the king H4428; who slew H5221 (8686) him with the sword H2719, and cast H7993 (8686) his dead body H5038 into the graves H6913 of the common H1121 people H5971.
[24] Nevertheless the hand H3027 of Ahikam H296 the son H1121 of Shaphan H8227 was with Jeremiah H3414, that they should not give H5414 (8800) him into the hand H3027 of the people H5971 to put him to death H4191 (8687).

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 26 (YLT)

[1] In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, hath this word been from Jehovah, saying:
[2] ‘Thus said Jehovah, Stand thou in the court of the house of Jehovah, and thou hast spoken unto all those of the cities of Judah who are coming in to bow themselves in the house of Jehovah, all the words that I have commanded thee to speak unto them, thou dost not diminish a word.
[3] If so be they hearken, and turn back each from his evil way, then I have repented concerning the evil that I am thinking of doing to them, because of the evil of their doings.
[4] ‘And thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah, If ye do not hearken unto Me, to walk in My law, that I set before you,
[5] To hearken to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I am sending unto you, yea, rising early and sending, and ye have not hearkened,
[6] Then I have given up this house as Shiloh, and this city I give up for a reviling to all nations of the earth.’
[7] And the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, hear Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Jehovah,
[8] And it cometh to pass, at the completion of Jeremiah’s speaking all that Jehovah hath commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests, and the prophets, and all the people catch him, saying, Thou dost surely die,
[9] Wherefore hast thou prophesied in the name of Jehovah, saying, ‘As Shiloh this house shall be, and this city is wasted, without inhabitant?’ and all the people are assembled unto Jeremiah in the house of Jehovah.
[10] And the heads of Judah hear these things, and they go up from the house of the king to the house of Jehovah, and sit in the opening of the new gate of Jehovah.
[11] And the priests and the prophets speak unto the heads, and unto all the people, saying, ‘Judgment of death is for this man, for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.’
[12] And Jeremiah speaketh unto all the heads, and unto all the people, saying, ‘Jehovah sent me to prophesy concerning this house, and concerning this city, all the words that ye have heard;
[13] And now, amend your ways, and your doings, and hearken to the voice of Jehovah your God, and Jehovah doth repent concerning the evil that He hath spoken against you.
[14] ‘And I, lo, I am in your hand, do to me as is good and as is right in your eyes;
[15] Only, know ye certainly, that if ye are putting me to death, surely innocent blood ye are putting on yourselves, and on this city, and on its inhabitants; for truly hath Jehovah sent me unto you to speak in your ears all these words.’
[16] And the heads and all the people say unto the priests and unto the prophets, ‘There is not for this man a judgment of death, for in the name of Jehovah our God he hath spoken unto us.’
[17] And certain of the elders of the land rise up, and speak unto all the assembly of the people, saying,
[18] ‘Micah the Morashtite hath been prophesying in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and he saith unto all the people of Judah, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Zion is a plowed field, and Jerusalem is heaps, And the mountain of the house is for high places of a forest.
[19] ‘Put him at all to death did Hezekiah king of Judah, and all Judah? Did he not fear Jehovah? yea, he appeaseth the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah repenteth concerning the evil that He spake against them; and we are doing great evil against our souls.
[20] ‘And also there hath been a man prophesying in the name of Jehovah, Urijah son of Shemaiah, of Kirjath-Jearim, and he prophesieth against this city, and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah,
[21] And the king Jehoiakim, and all his mighty ones, and all the heads, hear his words, and the king seeketh to put him to death, and Urijah heareth, and feareth, and fleeth, and goeth in to Egypt.
[22] And the king Jehoiakim sendeth men to Egypt-Elnathan son of Achbor, and men with him unto Egypt-
[23] And they bring out Urijah from Egypt, and bring him in unto the king Jehoiakim, and he smiteth him with a sword, and casteth his corpse unto the graves of the sons of the people.’
[24] Only, the hand of Ahikam son of Shaphan hath been with Jeremiah so as not to give him up into the hand of the people to put him to death.