"When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, 'What is the message1 from the LORD?' say to them, 'What message? I will forsake2 you, declares the LORD.'
If a prophet or a priest or anyone else claims, 'This is a message3 from the LORD,' I will punish4 them and their households.
This is what each of you keeps saying to your friends and other Israelites: 'What is the LORD's answer?'5 or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
But you must not mention 'a message from the LORD' again, because everyone's own word becomes a message from God. So you distort6 the words of the living God,7 the LORD Almighty, our God
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 cast8 you out of my presence along with the city I gave to you and your ancestors.
I will bring on you everlasting disgrace9--everlasting shame that will not be forgotten."