Chapter 27: All Nations to serve Babylon
Word comes to Jeremiah in the reign of Jehoiakim. The Lord tells Jeremiah to put bands and yokes upon his neck, and to send them to the neighboring countries who want Judah to join in on a war against Babylon. Submission to Babylon is advised. We are advised not listen to false prophets and dreamers. Those who submit will be allowed to live in their own land. Zedekiah is advised not to go to war against the Babylonians.
Chapter 28: Hananiah Prophesies Falsely
Word comes to Jeremiah in the reign of Zedekiah. Hananiah breaks Jeremiah’s yoke, and says that in the same way, the Lord shall break the yoke of the Babylonians. The Lord replies that a yoke of wood may be broken, but not the yoke of iron which will be imposed. Hananiah dies as a punishment for his rebellion against the Lord.