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Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Jeremiah 28

Verses 1-17

CHAPTER 28

1. Hananiah, the false prophet (Jeremiah 28:1-11)

2. The judgment of Hananiah (Jeremiah 28:12-17)

Jeremiah 28:1-11. One of these lying prophets became very bold, and declared that he had a message from the Lord that the yoke of the Babylonian king was to be broken, and that within two years the temple vessels would be brought back. Jeremiah said “Amen”--let it be so! But he knew it could not be so, for the Lord had spoken to him; he gives a test. Then Hananiah became still more arrogant. Jeremiah had about his neck the yoke (Jeremiah 27:2). Hananiah took it off and broke it and declared again that within two years the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar should be broken. What applause he must have earned from the unbelieving masses about him!

Jeremiah 28:12-17. Instead of yokes of wood there should be yokes of iron, the prophet tells Hananiah. He exposes him as a deceiver whom the Lord had not sent, and announces his fate, that he should die this same year. He died in the seventh month of the same year.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Jeremiah 28". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/jeremiah-28.html. 1913-1922.