The Lord spoke to me.
"Mortal man," he said, "denounce the prophets of Israel who make up their own prophecies. Tell them to listen to the word of the Lord."
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "These foolish prophets are doomed! They provide their own inspiration and invent their own visions.
People of Israel, your prophets are as useless as foxes living among the ruins of a city.
They don't guard the places where the walls have crumbled, nor do they rebuild the walls, and so Israel cannot be defended when war comes on the day of the Lord.
Their visions are false, and their predictions are lies. They claim that they are speaking my message, but I have not sent them. Yet they expect their words to come true!
I tell them: Those visions you see are false, and the predictions you make are lies. You say that they are my words, but I haven't spoken to you!"