Then the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
2"Son of man, prophesyagainst the 1prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own ainspiration, '2Listen to the word of the LORD !
3'Thussays the LordbGOD, "Woe to the 3foolishprophetswho are following their own spirit and have 4seennothing.
"O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.
"You have not 5gone up into the 6breaches, nor did you build the wallaround the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the 7day of the LORD.
"They seec8falsehood and lyingdivination who are saying, 'The LORDdeclares,' when the LORD has not sent them; 9yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.
"10Did you not see a falsevision and speak a lyingdivination when you said, 'The LORDdeclares,' but it is not I who have spoken ?""'
8Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "Because you have spokendfalsehood and seen a lie, thereforebehold, 11I am against you," declares the LordGOD.
"So My hand will be against the 12prophets who seefalsevisions and utterlyingdivinations. They will ehavenoplace in the council of My people, 13nor will they be writtendown in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel, fthat you may know that I am the LordGOD.
"It is definitelybecause they have 14misled My people by saying, '15Peace !' when there is 16nopeace. And when anyonebuilds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash ;
so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A 17floodingrain will come, and you, O hailstones , will fall ; and a violentwind will break out.
12"Behold, when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, 'Where is the plaster with which you plastered it?"'
13Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "I will make a violentwindbreak out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a floodingrain and 18hailstones to consume it in wrath.
"So I will teardown the wallwhich you plasteredover with whitewash and bring it down to the ground, so that its 19foundation is laidbare ; and when it falls, you will be 20consumed in its midst. And you will 21know that I am the LORD.
"Thus I will spend My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it over with whitewash ; and I will say to you, 'The wallgis gone and its plasterers are gone,
along with the prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem, and who 22seevisions of peace for her when there is 23nopeace,' declares the LordGOD.
"Now you, son of man, set your faceagainst the daughters of your people who are 24prophesying25from their own hinspiration. Prophesyagainst them
and say, 'Thussays the LordGOD, "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on iallwrists and makeveils for the heads of persons of everystature to 26huntdownjlives ! Will you huntdown the klives of My people, but preserve the llives of others for yourselves?
"27For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to deathmsomewho should not die and to 28keepnothersalivewho should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies.""'
20Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "Behold, I am against your magic bands by which you huntolivesthere as pbirds and I will tear them from your arms ; and I will letqthem go, even those rliveswhom you hunt as sbirds.
"I will also tear off your veils and 29deliver My people from your hands, and they will nolonger be in your hands to be hunted ; and you will know that I am the LORD.
22"Because you 30disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have t31encouraged the wicked not to 32turn from his wickedway and preserve his life,
23therefore, you women will nolongerseeu33falsevisions or practicedivination, and I will 34deliver My people out of your hand. Thus you will 35know that I am the LORD."