because they have wrought vile deeds in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I commanded them not; but I am He that knoweth, and am witness, saith HaShem.
And concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite thou shalt speak, saying:
Thus speaketh HaShem of hosts, the G-d of Israel, saying: Because thou hast sent letters in thine own name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying:
'The HaShem hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that there should be officers in the house of HaShem for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in the stocks and in the collar.
Now therefore, why hast thou not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth, who maketh himself a prophet to you,
forasmuch as he hath sent unto us in Babylon, saying: The captivity is long; build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?'
And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
Then came the word of HaShem unto Jeremiah, saying:
Send to all them of the captivity, saying: Thus saith HaShem concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he hath caused you to trust in a lie;
therefore thus saith HaShem: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed; he shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he behold the good that I will do unto My people, saith HaShem; because he hath spoken perversion against HaShem.