"Is not my word like fire,"1 declares the LORD, "and like a hammer2 that breaks a rock in pieces?
"Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against3 the prophets4 who steal from one another words supposedly from me.
Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The LORD declares.'532
Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,6" declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray7 with their reckless lies,8 yet I did not send9 or appoint them. They do not benefit10 these people in the least," declares the LORD.
"When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, 'What is the oraclea11 of the LORD?' say to them, 'What oracle?b I will forsake12 you, declares the LORD.'
If a prophet or a priest or anyone else claims, 'This is the oracle13 of the LORD,' I will punish14 that man and his household.