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Ezekiel 13:9

9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.

Read Ezekiel 13:9 Using Other Translations

And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
I will raise my fist against all the prophets who see false visions and make lying predictions, and they will be banished from the community of Israel. I will blot their names from Israel’s record books, and they will never again set foot in their own land. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD .

What does Ezekiel 13:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 13:9

And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and
that divine lies
Meaning, by his hand, not the true spirit of prophecy, attended with a divine power and energy, as in ( Ezekiel 1:3 ) ( 3:14 ) ; but the wrath and power of God seizing on them and punishing them. So the Targum,

``and the stroke of my power shall be upon the false prophets, &c.''
The sense is, that they should feel the weight of his hand, and the lighting down of his arm with the indignation of his wrath, by inflicting punishment upon them: they shall not be in the assembly of my people;
shall have no place in the church of God, nor fellowship with the saints; they shall not join with them in religious worship here; but either shall be left by the righteous judgment of God to separate themselves from them, or shall be excluded their communion; and much less shall they stand in the congregation of the righteous hereafter: or, "they shall not be in the secret", or "council of my people" F7; shall not be consulted by them on any account, civil or religious; or not be let into the secret counsels of the Lord, as the Lord's people be, who are his favourites and his friends; see ( Psalms 25:14 ) . The Targum is,
``in the good secret which is hidden for my people they shall not be:''
neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel;
their names shall not be in the roll or register of those that return from captivity, as in Ezra it but shall die in their exile; they shall not be in the list and catalogue of the citizens of any city in the land of Israel, particularly of Jerusalem, the chief city; see ( Isaiah 4:3 ) ; and it should appear that their names were never written in the Lamb's book of life; or that they ever were among the number of God's elect, the true and spiritual Israel of God. So the Targum,
``and in the writing of eternal life, which is written for the righteous of the house of Israel, they shall not be written;''
see ( Psalms 69:28 ) ; neither shall they enter into the land of Israel;
should not return to the land of Israel, when the captives should at the end of the captivity; nor enter into the land of Canaan, the heavenly rest, which remains for the people of God; for into the New Jerusalem state shall nothing enter that makes an abomination, or a lie, as these prophets had done; see ( Revelation 21:27 ) ( 22:15 ) ; and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord God;
omniscient, omnipotent, true and faithful, holy, just, and good.
FOOTNOTES:

F7 (wyhy al yme dwob) "in secreto populi mei non erunt", Montanus; "in arcano", Munster; "in comilio", Junius & Tremellius, Calvin, Polanus; "in concilio", Vatablus.
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