Ezekiel 22:28
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New International Version
Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says'--when the LORD has not spoken.

New Living Translation
And your prophets cover up for them by announcing false visions and making lying predictions. They say, 'My message is from the Sovereign LORD,' when the LORD hasn't spoken a single word to them.

English Standard Version
And her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the LORD has not spoken.

New American Standard Bible
"Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD has not spoken.

King James Bible
And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her prophets plaster with whitewash for them by seeing false visions and lying divinations, and they say, 'This is what the Lord GOD says,' when the LORD has not spoken.

International Standard Version
"'Her prophets whitewashed all of these things through false visions and lying divinations. They kept on saying, "This is what the Lord GOD says…", when the LORD has not spoken.

NET Bible
Her prophets coat their messages with whitewash. They see false visions and announce lying omens for them, saying, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says,' when the LORD has not spoken.

New Heart English Bible
Her prophets have plastered for them with whitewash, seeing false visions, and divining lies to them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD has not spoken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your prophets cover up these things by seeing false visions and by prophesying lies. They say, "This is what the Almighty LORD says." Yet, the LORD hasn't spoken.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And her prophets have daubed for them with whited plaster, seeing falsehood, and divining lies unto them, saying: Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

New American Standard 1977
“And her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the LORD has not spoken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And her prophets have plastered them over with loose mud, prophesying vanity and divining lies unto them, saying: Thus hath the Lord GOD said, when the LORD has not spoken.

King James 2000 Bible
And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus says the Lord GOD, when the LORD has not spoken.

American King James Version
And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus said the Lord GOD, when the LORD has not spoken.

American Standard Version
And her prophets have daubed for them with untempered mortar , seeing false visions, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, when Jehovah hath not spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And her prophets have daubed them without tempering the mortar, seeing vain things, and divining lies unto them, saying: Thus saith the Lord God: when the Lord hath not spoken.

Darby Bible Translation
And her prophets have daubed for them with untempered [mortar], seeing vanity and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah! and Jehovah hath not spoken.

English Revised Version
And her prophets have daubed for them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

Webster's Bible Translation
And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

World English Bible
Her prophets have plastered for them with whitewash, seeing false visions, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus says the Lord Yahweh, when Yahweh has not spoken.

Young's Literal Translation
And its prophets have daubed for them with chalk, Seeing a vain thing, and divining for them a lie, Saying, 'Thus said the Lord Jehovah:' And Jehovah hath not spoken.
Study Bible
The Sins of Prophets, Priests, Princes
27"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain. 28"Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false~ visions and divining lies for them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD has not spoken. 29"The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 23:25
"I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, 'I had a dream, I had a dream!'

Jeremiah 28:15
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.

Lamentations 2:14
Your prophets have seen for you False and foolish visions; And they have not exposed your iniquity So as to restore you from captivity, But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.

Ezekiel 13:2
"Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own inspiration, 'Listen to the word of the LORD!

Ezekiel 13:6
"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.

Ezekiel 13:7
"Did 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?"'"

Ezekiel 21:29
while they see for you false visions, while they divine lies for you-- to place you on the necks of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, in the time of the punishment of the end.
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And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus said the Lord GOD, when the LORD has not spoken.

prophets. The prophets employed all their ingenuity to varnish over the crimes of the princes, (the antecedent to them) to palliate their offences, and to conceal their faults, while they were like ravening wolves, and took bribes to shed innocent blood. By these means they shared the dishonest gains with the princes, or availed themselves of their authority to gratify their avarice or revenge.

Ezekiel 22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like …

Ezekiel 13:10-16 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; …

Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not …

Jeremiah 8:10,11 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to …

seeing

Ezekiel 13:22,23 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom …

Ezekiel 21:29 Whiles they see vanity to you, whiles they divine a lie to you, to …

Jeremiah 23:25-32 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, …

Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they …

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have …

Thus saith the Lord

Ezekiel 13:6,7 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD said: …

Jeremiah 23:21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to …

Jeremiah 28:2,15 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have …

Jeremiah 29:8,9 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your …

Jeremiah 37:19 Where are now your prophets which prophesied to you, saying, The …

(28) With untempered morter.--See Note on Ezekiel 13:10. The prophets are here again spoken of in reference to their powerful influence upon the princes in leading them astray by falsehoods. "Seeing vanity" is an expression for pretended and false visions. (Comp. Ezekiel 13:7; Ezekiel 13:9-10.)

Verse 28. - (See Ezekiel 13:10.) The fact that the prophets are addressed here gives some force to the idea that "chiefs" or "judges" were addressed in Ver. 27. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar,.... Palliated their sins, declared it to be right to shed the blood they did; and seize on the estates of men; but this, though it might for a while satisfy the consciences of these princes, and stop the clamours of the people against them; yet would not last long, but be like the building of a wall with bad stuff, which will not stand; and daubing it with mortar, which will soon wash off. So the Targum,

"and the false prophets which are in the midst of her are like to those that build a wall, and daub it with mere clay, without straw;''

See Gill on Ezekiel 13:10.

Seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them; pretending visions from God, when what they see, or pretend to see, is nothing but vanity and emptiness, mere delusions; and prophesying good things, peace and prosperity, when they are all lies; giving out they have messages from God, and are ordered to foretell that happy times will be, when it is all falsehood:

saying, thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken; herein mimicking the true prophets, who came in the name of the Lord, and usually prefaced their prophecies with a thus saith the Lord; and so did these false prophets, when the Lord said nothing to them, and gave them no commission to speak in his name, or say the things they did. 28. Referring to the false assurances of peace with which the prophets flattered the people, that they should not submit to the king of Babylon (see on [1058]Eze 13:10; Eze 21:29; Jer 6:14; 23:16, 17; 27:9, 10).22:23-31 All orders and degrees of men had helped to fill the measure of the nation's guilt. The people that had any power abused it, and even the buyers and sellers find some way to oppress one another. It bodes ill to a people when judgments are breaking in upon them, and the spirit of prayer is restrained. Let all who fear God, unite to promote his truth and righteousness; as wicked men of every rank and profession plot together to run them down.
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