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1 In the beginning of the reign of [a]Jehoiakim the son of Josiah King of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,

2 Thus saith the Lord to me, Make thee [b]bonds, and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Sidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah the king of Judah,

4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, Thus shall ye say unto your masters,

5 I have made the earth, the man, and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power, and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it pleased me.

6 But now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babel my [c]servant, and the beasts of the field have I also given him to serve him.

7 And all nations shall serve him, and his [d]son, and his son’s son until the very time of his land come also: then many nations and great kings shall [e]serve themselves of him.


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