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Jeremiah 23:23-33 (New International Version)

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23 "Am I only a God nearby,1" declares the LORD, "and not a God far away? 24 Can anyone hide2 in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"3 declares the LORD. 25 "I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies4 in my name. They say, 'I had a dream!5 I had a dream!' 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions6 of their own minds?7 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget8 my name, just as their fathers forgot9 my name through Baal worship.10 28 Let the prophet who has a dream11 tell his dream, but let the one who has my word12 speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD. 29 "Is not my word like fire,"13 declares the LORD, "and like a hammer14 that breaks a rock in pieces? 30 "Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against15 the prophets16 who steal from one another words supposedly from me. 31 Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The LORD declares.'17 32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,18" declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray19 with their reckless lies,20 yet I did not send21 or appoint them. They do not benefit22 these people in the least," declares the LORD.

False Oracles and False Prophets

33 "When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, 'What is the oraclea23 of the LORD?' say to them, 'What oracle?b I will forsake24 you, declares the LORD.'
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