Jeremiah 23:9-19 NIV

Lying Prophets

9 Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a strong man overcome by wine, because of the LORDand his holy words.

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10 The land is full of adulterers; because of the cursea the land lies parched and the pastures in the wilderness are withered. The prophets follow an evil course and use their power unjustly.

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    • ƒ 23:10 - Or "because of these things"
      11 “Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness,” declares the LORD.

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      12 “Therefore their path will become slippery; they will be banished to darkness and there they will fall. I will bring disaster on them in the year they are punished,” declares the LORD.

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      13 “Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

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      14 And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that not one of them turns from their wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah.”

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      15 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says concerning the prophets: “I will make them eat bitter food and drink poisoned water, because from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land.”

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      16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.

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      17 They keep saying to those who despise me, ‘The LORD says: You will have peace.’ And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, ‘No harm will come to you.’

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      18 But which of them has stood in the council of the LORDto see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?

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      19 See, the storm of the LORDwill burst out in wrath, a whirlwind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.

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