Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets who speak unto you, saying, `Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon,' for they prophesy a lie unto you.
`For I have not sent them,' saith the LORD, `yet they prophesy a lie in My name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye and the prophets who prophesy unto you.'"
Also I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, "Thus saith the LORD: Hearken not to the words of your prophets who prophesy unto you, saying, `Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon'; for they prophesy a lie unto you.
Hearken not unto them: serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why should this city be laid waste?
But if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem go not to Babylon.