And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
The fourth year — Perhaps the fourth year of the sabbatical course is here intended.
Of Gibeon — it is probable from the place where he lived, which was one of the cities of the priests; that he was a priest.
 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
Then — Some time after.
 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.
But — Thou hast further incensed God against them, and provoked him to make their judgment heavier.
 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
Died — Within two months after Jeremiah had thus prophesied; so dangerous a thing it is for ministers to teach people contrary to the revealed will of God.