“Then Jeremiah came from Topheth,
Where Yahweh had sent him
In the court of Yahweh’s house.
He said to all the people.
‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts!
The God of Israel!
I am now bringing upon this city,
Upon all its towns,
All the disaster
That I have pronounced against it.
Because they have stiffened their necks.
They refuse to hear my words.’”
After Jeremiah came from Topheth, where Yahweh had sent him to prophesize, he stood in the court of the Temple. He told everyone that Yahweh, the God of Israel, was going to bring disaster to the city of Jerusalem and all its towns. Yahweh pronounced this disaster because they had stiffened their necks and refused to hear his words.
“Then the word of Yahweh
Came to Isaiah.
Say to King Hezekiah.
Thus says Yahweh,
The God of your ancestor David.
I have heard your prayer.
I have seen your tears.
I will add fifteen years to your life.
I will deliver you.
I will deliver this city
Out of the hand of the king of Assyria.
I will defend this city.’”
Once again, this is almost word for word from 2 Kings, chapter 20. However, there are some minor changes. There is no indication here that Isaiah was still at the royal court. There is nothing here about King Hezekiah going to the temple on the 3rd day, nor defending this city for the sake of David. However, Yahweh did tell Isaiah to let King Hezekiah know that he had heard his prayer and seen his tears. Yahweh was going to add 15 years to his life. He would also defend and deliver the city of Jerusalem from the King of Assyria. Obviously, this was before the invasion of the king of Assyria.