Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it.
Treasury of Scripture
Jeremiah 28:2,4 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon...
Jeremiah 27:2 Thus said the LORD to me; Make you bonds and yokes, and put them on your neck,
Jeremiah 36:23,24 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife...
1 Kings 22:11,24,25 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus said the LORD, With these shall you push the Syrians...
Malachi 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, said the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?
ContextHananiah's False Prophecy
1And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, 2Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon: 4And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, said the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. 5Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD, 6Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD's house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place. 7Nevertheless hear you now this word that I speak in your ears, and in the ears of all the people; 8The prophets that have been before me and before you of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. 9The prophet which prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD has truly sent him. 10Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it. 11And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus said the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way. 12Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, 13Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus said the LORD; You have broken the yokes of wood; but you shall make for them yokes of iron. 14For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also. 15Then said the prophet Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD has not sent you; but you make this people to trust in a lie. 16Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, I will cast you from off the face of the earth: this year you shall die, because you have taught rebellion against the LORD. 17So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
And Hananias the prophet took the chain from the neck of Jeremias the prophet, and broke it.
Darby Bible Translation
And the prophet Hananiah took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it.
King James Bible
Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
Young's Literal Translation
And Hananiah the prophet taketh the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, and breaketh it,