Jeremiah 23:23-33 NIV

23 "Am I only a God nearby,1" declares the LORD, "and not a God far away?

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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.

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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!'

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      26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions6 of their own minds?7

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      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

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      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.

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          29 "Is not my word like fire,"13 declares the LORD, "and like a hammer14 that breaks a rock in pieces?

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          30 "Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against15 the prophets16 who steal from one another words supposedly from me.

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          31 Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The LORD declares.'17

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              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.

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                  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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                    • d 23:33 - Or "burden" (see Septuagint and Vulgate)
                    • e 23:33 - Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate "'You are the burden." (The Hebrew for "oracle" and "burden" is the same.)