And I replied, "Oh no, Lord God ! The prophets are telling them, 'You won't see sword or suffer famine. I will certainly give you true peace in this place.' "a14
But the Lord said to me, "These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceitb of their own minds.
"Therefore, this is what the Lord says concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, though I did not send them, and who say: There will never be sword or famine in this land: By sword and famine these prophets will meet their end.
The people they are prophesying to will be thrown into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword. There will be no one to bury themc-they, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. I will pour out their own evil on them."
You are to speak this word to them: Let my eyes overflow with tears; day and night may [they] not stop,d for the virgin daughter of my people has been destroyed by a great disaster,e an extremely severe wound.f18
If I go out to the field, look-those slain by the sword! If I enter the city, look-those illg from famine! For both prophet and priest travel to a land they do not know.