Jeremiah 23:24-34 NIV

24 Can anyone hide1 in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"2 declares the LORD.

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25 "I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies3 in my name. They say, 'I had a dream!4 I had a dream!'

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      26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions5 of their own minds?6

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      27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget7 my name, just as their fathers forgot8 my name through Baal worship.9

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      28 Let the prophet who has a dream10 tell his dream, but let the one who has my word11 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,"12 declares the LORD, "and like a hammer13 that breaks a rock in pieces?

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          30 "Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against14 the prophets15 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.'16

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              32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,17" declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray18 with their reckless lies,19 yet I did not send20 or appoint them. They do not benefit21 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 oraclea22 of the LORD?' say to them, 'What oracle?b I will forsake23 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.)
                      34 If a prophet or a priest or anyone else claims, 'This is the oracle24 of the LORD,' I will punish25 that man and his household.

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