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Jeremiah 26

Cities of Judah Warned

1In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the Lord, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand in the court of the Lord’s house [Jeremiah], and speak to all [the people of] the cities of Judah who have come to worship in the Lord’s house all the words that I have commanded you to speak to them. Do not omit a word! It may be that they will listen and everyone will turn from his wickedness, so that I may relent and reverse [My decision concerning] the disaster which I am planning to do to them because of their malevolent deeds.’ And you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord, “If you will not listen to Me and obey My law which I have set before you, and listen and follow [carefully] the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you repeatedly—though you have not listened— then I will make this house [the temple] like [a]Shiloh, and I will make this city [subject to] the curse of all nations of the earth [because it will be so vile in their sight].”’”

A Plot to Murder Jeremiah

The priests and the [false] prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord. Now when Jeremiah finished proclaiming everything that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the [false] prophets and all the people seized him, saying, “You must die! Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord saying, ‘This house will be like Shiloh [after the ark of the Lord had been taken by our enemies] and this city [Jerusalem] will be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people were gathered around Jeremiah in the [outer area of the] house of the Lord.

10 When the [b]princes (court officials) of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the Lord and sat in the entrance of the New Gate of the house of the Lord. 11 Then the priests and the [false] prophets said to the princes and to all the people, “This man is deserving of death, for he has prophesied against this city as you have heard with your own ears.”

12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the princes and to all the people, saying, “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard. 13 Therefore, now change your ways and your deeds and obey the voice of the Lord your God; then the Lord will relent and reverse His decision concerning the misfortune which He has pronounced against you. 14 As for me, behold, I am in your hands; do with me as seems good and suitable to you. 15 But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on its inhabitants, for in truth the Lord has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”

Jeremiah Is Spared

16 Then the princes and all the people said to the priests and to the [false] prophets, “This man is not deserving of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.” 17 Then some of the elders of the land stood up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying, 18 “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts,

“Zion will be [c]plowed like a field,
And Jerusalem will become [heaps of] ruins,
And the mountain of the house [of the Lord—Mount Moriah, on which stands the temple, shall become covered not with buildings, but] like a densely wooded height.”’

19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put Micah to death? Did he not [reverently] fear the Lord and entreat the favor of the Lord? And did not the Lord relent and reverse His decision concerning the misfortune which He had pronounced against them? But [here] we are [thinking of] committing a great evil against ourselves.”

20 And there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the Lord, Uriah the son of Shemaiah of Kiriath-jearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land in words similar to all those of Jeremiah. 21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put Uriah to death; but when Uriah heard of it, he was afraid and fled and escaped to Egypt. 22 Then Jehoiakim the king sent men to Egypt: Elnathan the son of Achbor and certain [other] men with him [went] to Egypt. 23 And they brought Uriah [God’s spokesman] from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who executed him with a sword and threw his dead body among the graves of the common people.

24 But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, so that he was not given into the hands of the people to put him to death.

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 26:6 Shiloh was once the home of the Tent of Meeting, but it was abandoned and later destroyed after the ark was captured by the Philistines.
  2. Jeremiah 26:10 The leaders were authorized to settle legal matters.
  3. Jeremiah 26:18 This prophecy of Micah, made in the days of King Hezekiah, that Mount Zion would become a plowed field was fulfilled when Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldeans took Jerusalem and broke down the walls (2 Kin 25:10). That was in 586 b.c. In a.d. 1542 the present walls of Jerusalem were built by Suleiman the Magnificent, the greatest of the Turkish sultans. By some strange error, the part of the city known as Mount Zion was omitted from the enclosure and remained outside the walls; for centuries it was literally “plowed like a field” just as Micah foretold.

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Jeremías 26

Jeremías bajo amenaza de muerte

1Al comienzo del reinado de Joacim hijo de Josías, rey de Judá, vino a Jeremías esta palabra del Señor: «Así dice el Señor: “Párate en el atrio de la casa del Señor, y di todas las palabras que yo te ordene a todas las ciudades de Judá que vienen a adorar en la casa del Señor. No omitas ni una sola palabra. Tal vez te hagan caso y se conviertan de su mal camino. Si lo hacen, me arrepentiré del mal que pensaba hacerles por causa de sus malas acciones. Tú les advertirás que así dice el Señor: ‘Si no me obedecen ni se ciñen a la ley que yo les he entregado, y si no escuchan las palabras de mis siervos los profetas, a quienes una y otra vez he enviado y ustedes han desobedecido, entonces haré con esta casa lo mismo que hice con Siló: ¡Haré de esta ciudad una maldición para todas las naciones de la tierra!’ ”»

Los sacerdotes, los profetas y el pueblo entero oyeron estas palabras que el profeta Jeremías pronunció en la casa del Señor. Pero en cuanto Jeremías terminó de decirle al pueblo todo lo que el Señor le había ordenado, los sacerdotes y los profetas y todo el pueblo lo apresaron y le dijeron: «¡Vas a morir! ¿Por qué has profetizado en el nombre del Señor que esta casa se quedará como Siló, y que esta ciudad quedará desolada y deshabitada?» Y todo el pueblo que estaba en la casa del Señor se abalanzó sobre Jeremías.

10 Cuando los jefes de Judá escucharon estas cosas, fueron del palacio del rey a la casa del Señor, y se apostaron a la entrada de la Puerta Nueva del templo. 11 Allí los sacerdotes y los profetas dijeron a los jefes y a todo el pueblo: «Este hombre debe ser condenado a muerte, porque ha profetizado contra esta ciudad, tal como ustedes lo han escuchado con sus propios oídos».

12 Pero Jeremías les dijo a todos los jefes y a todo el pueblo: «El Señor me envió para profetizar contra esta casa y contra esta ciudad todas las cosas que ustedes han escuchado. 13 Así que enmienden ya su conducta y sus acciones, y obedezcan al Señor su Dios, y el Señor se arrepentirá del mal que les ha anunciado. 14 En cuanto a mí, estoy en manos de ustedes; hagan conmigo lo que mejor les parezca. 15 Pero sepan que, si ustedes me matan, estarán derramando sangre inocente sobre ustedes mismos y sobre los habitantes de esta ciudad. Lo cierto es que el Señor me ha enviado a que les anuncie claramente todas estas cosas».

16 Los jefes y todo el pueblo dijeron a los sacerdotes y a los profetas: «Este hombre no debe ser condenado a muerte, porque nos ha hablado en el nombre del Señor nuestro Dios».

17 Entonces algunos de los ancianos del país se levantaron y le recordaron a toda la asamblea del pueblo 18 que, durante el reinado de Ezequías, Miqueas de Moréset había profetizado a todo el pueblo de Judá:

«Así dice el Señor Todopoderoso:
    “Sión será arada como un campo,
Jerusalén quedará en ruinas,
    y la montaña del templo se volverá un bosque”.

19 »¿Acaso Ezequías, rey de Judá, y todo su pueblo mataron a Miqueas? ¿No es verdad que Ezequías temió al Señor y le pidió su ayuda, y que el Señor se arrepintió del mal que les había anunciado? Sin embargo, nosotros estamos por provocar nuestro propio mal».

20 Hubo también otro profeta, de nombre Urías hijo de Semaías, de Quiriat Yearín, que profetizaba en el nombre del Señor. Este profetizó contra la ciudad y contra el país, tal y como lo hizo Jeremías. 21 Cuando el rey Joacim y sus funcionarios y jefes oyeron sus palabras, el rey intentó matarlo; pero, al enterarse Urías, tuvo miedo y escapó a Egipto. 22 Después el rey Joacim envió a Egipto a Elnatán hijo de Acbor, junto con otros hombres, 23 y ellos sacaron de Egipto a Urías y lo llevaron ante el rey Joacim, quien mandó que mataran a Urías a filo de espada, y que arrojaran su cadáver a la fosa común.

24 Sin embargo, Ajicán hijo de Safán protegió a Jeremías y no permitió que cayera en manos del pueblo ni que lo mataran.