Lying Prophets

Jeremiah 14

13 r Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, the prophets say to them, 'You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you 1 assured s peace in this place.' " 14 And the LORD said to me, t "The prophets prophesy lies in My name. u I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, 2 divination, a worthless thing, and the v deceit of their heart. 15 "Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, whom I did not send, w and who say, 'Sword and famine shall not be in this land' - 'By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed! 16 'And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; x they will have no one to bury them - them nor their wives, their sons nor their daughters - for I will pour their wickedness on them.'

17 "Therefore you shall say this word to them:
y 'Let my eyes flow with tears night and day,
And let them not cease;
z For the virgin daughter of my people
Has been broken with a mighty stroke, with a very severe blow.
18 If I go out to a the field,
Then behold, those slain with the sword!
And if I enter the city,
Then behold, those sick from famine!
Yes, both prophet and b priest go about in a land they do not know.' "

19 c Have You utterly rejected Judah?
Has Your soul loathed Zion?
Why have You stricken us so that d there is no healing for us?
e We looked for peace, but there was no good;
And for the time of healing, and there was trouble.
20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness
And the iniquity of our f fathers,
For g we have sinned against You.
21 Do not abhor us, for Your name's sake;
Do not disgrace the throne of Your glory.
h Remember, do not break Your covenant with us.
22 i Are there any among j the idols of the nations that can cause k rain?
Or can the heavens give showers?
l Are You not He, O LORD our God?
Therefore we will wait for You,
Since You have made all these.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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