Your prophets, O Israel, are like jackals among ruins.
You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair1 it for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD.26
Their visions are false3 and their divinations a lie. They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not sent4 them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.57
Have you not seen false visions6 and uttered lying divinations when you say, "The LORD declares," though I have not spoken?
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you,7 declares the Sovereign LORD.
My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying8 divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records9 of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.1010
" 'Because they lead my people astray,11 saying, "Peace,"12 when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash,1311
therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones14 hurtling down,15 and violent winds will burst forth.1612
When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, "Where is the whitewash you covered it with?"
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones17 and torrents of rain18 will fall with destructive fury.1914
I will tear down the wall20 you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation21 will be laid bare. When ita falls,22 you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD.