Which say to the seers, See not
The same with the prophets in the next clause, which explains this: and to the Prophets, prophesy not unto us right things;
things agreeable to the mind and will of God, and which ought to be done; not that they, in so many words, said this, but this was the language of their hearts and actions. The Targum is,
``who say to the prophets, prophesy not, and to the teachers, teach us not the doctrine of the law:''speak unto us smooth things;
that peace and prosperity should attend them, though they went on in their sinful courses: prophesy deceits;
for to prophesy peace to them, when destruction was at hand, was to deceive them; and yet they chose rather to be told the one than the other.