During the reign of Zedekiah a false prophet named Hananiah spoke to Jeremiah saying that God had broken the yoke of Babylon. He also said that the temple vessels would be returned within 2 years and Jeconiah would be returned to Jerusalem along with all the captives. Jeremiah told him that he wished it were so but it wasn't! Hananiah took the yoke off Jeremiah and broke it.
Does God issue any commands?
- God sent Jeremiah to tell the prophet Hananiah that he had successfully broken a yoke of wood but he was making yokes of iron for the people.
Does God make any promises?
- As a sign that Jeremiah's prophecy was true and Hananiah's was not, God promised that Hananiah would die within the year. And he did.
Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
- Jeremiah prophesied of the death of Hananiah as a sign of being sent himself by God. Jesus prophesied and did miracles as signs that He was a true prophet sent by God.
Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
- The false prophets who teach those with itching ears false messages of comfort that do not require repentance and faith will one day be cast away by God.