“I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’
References for Jeremiah 23:25
How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?
References for Jeremiah 23:26
They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship.
References for Jeremiah 23:27
Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the LORD.
References for Jeremiah 23:28
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
References for Jeremiah 23:29
“Therefore,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me.
References for Jeremiah 23:30
Yes,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The LORD declares.’
References for Jeremiah 23:31
Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” declares the LORD. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the LORD.
References for Jeremiah 23:32
“When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, ‘What is the message from the LORD?’ say to them, ‘What message? I will forsake you, declares the LORD.’
References for Jeremiah 23:33
If a prophet or a priest or anyone else claims, ‘This is a message from the LORD,’ I will punish them and their household.
References for Jeremiah 23:34
This is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: ‘What is the LORD’s answer?’ or ‘What has the LORD spoken?’
References for Jeremiah 23:35
But you must not mention ‘a message from the LORD’ again, because each one’s word becomes their own message. So you distort the words of the living God, the LORD Almighty, our God.
References for Jeremiah 23:36
This is what you keep saying to a prophet: ‘What is the LORD’s answer to you?’ or ‘What has the LORD spoken?’
Although you claim, ‘This is a message from the LORD,’ this is what the LORD says: You used the words, ‘This is a message from the LORD,’ even though I told you that you must not claim, ‘This is a message from the LORD.’
Therefore, I will surely forget you and cast you out of my presence along with the city I gave to you and your ancestors.
References for Jeremiah 23:39
I will bring on you everlasting disgrace—everlasting shame that will not be forgotten.”
References for Jeremiah 23:40