Ezekiel 13 NAS

False Prophets Condemned

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,

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      2 "Son of man, prophesy against the 1prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own ainspiration, '2Listen to the word of the LORD!

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      3 'Thus says the Lord bGOD, "Woe to the 3foolish prophets who are following * their own spirit and have 4seen nothing.

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        • ì 13:3 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
          4 "O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.
          5 "You have not 5gone up into the 6breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the 7day of the LORD.

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          6 "They see c8falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; 9yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.

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          7 "10Did you not see a false vision and speak a lying divination when you said, 'The LORD declares,' but it is not I who have spoken?""'

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          8 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you have spoken dfalsehood and seen a lie, therefore behold, 11I am against you," declares the Lord GOD.

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            • î 13:8 - Lit "vanity"
              9 "So My hand will be against the 12prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will ehave no place in the council of My people, 13nor will they be written down in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel, fthat you may know that I am the Lord GOD.

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                • ï 13:9 - Lit "not be in"
                • ð 13:9 - Or "and you will know"
                  10 "It is definitely because they have 14misled My people by saying, '15Peace!' when there is 16no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;

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                  11 so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A 17flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones *, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.

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                  12 "Behold, when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, 'Where is the plaster with which you plastered it?"'
                  13 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and 18hailstones * to consume it in wrath.

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                  14 "So I will tear down the wall which you plastered over with whitewash and bring it down to the ground, so that its 19foundation is laid bare; and when it falls, you will be 20consumed in its midst. And you will 21know that I am the LORD.

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                  15 "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 wall gis gone and its plasterers are gone,

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                    • ñ 13:15 - Lit "is not...are not"
                      16 along with the prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem, and who 22see visions of peace for her when there is 23no peace,' declares the Lord GOD.

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                      17 "Now you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who are 24prophesying 25from their own hinspiration. Prophesy against them

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                      18 and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on iall wrists * and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to 26hunt down jlives! Will you hunt down the klives of My people, but preserve the llives of others for yourselves?

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                        • ó 13:18 - Lit "all joints of the hand;" M.T. reads "of my hands"
                        • ô 13:18 - Or "souls"
                        • õ 13:18 - Or "souls"
                        • ö 13:18 - Or "souls"
                          19 "27For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death msome who should not die and to 28keep nothers alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies.""'

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                              20 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against your magic bands by which you hunt olives there as pbirds and I will tear them from your arms; and I will let qthem go, even those rlives whom you hunt as sbirds.

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                                • ù 13:20 - Lit "souls"
                                • ú 13:20 - Or "flying ones"
                                • û 13:20 - Lit "souls"
                                • ü 13:20 - Lit "souls"
                                • ý 13:20 - Or "flying ones"
                                  21 "I will also tear off your veils and 29deliver My people from your hands, and they will no longer be in your hands to be hunted; and you will know that I am the LORD.

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                                  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 wicked way and preserve his life,

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                                    • þ 13:22 - Lit "strengthen the hands of"
                                      23 therefore, you women will no longer see u33false visions or practice divination, and I will 34deliver My people out of your hand. Thus you will 35know that I am the LORD."

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