And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible:1 They commit adultery and live a lie.2 They strengthen the hands of evildoers,3 so that no one turns from his wickedness.4 They are all like Sodom5 to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."615
Therefore, this is what the LORD Almighty says concerning the prophets: "I will make them eat bitter food and drink poisoned water,7 because from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness8 has spread throughout the land."
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen9 to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions10 from their own minds, not from the mouth11 of the LORD.
They keep saying12 to those who despise me, 'The LORD says: You will have peace.'13 And to all who follow the stubbornness14 of their hearts they say, 'No harm15 will come to you.'
But which of them has stood in the council16 of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?
See, the storm17 of the LORD will burst out in wrath, a whirlwind18 swirling down on the heads of the wicked.
The anger19 of the LORD will not turn back20 until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly.
I did not send21 these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.
But if they had stood in my council,22 they would have proclaimed23 my words to my people and would have turned24 them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds.2523
"Am I only a God nearby,26" declares the LORD, "and not a God far away?
Can anyone hide27 in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"28 declares the LORD.