Isaiah 30:10
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New International Version
They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.

New Living Translation
They tell the seers, "Stop seeing visions!" They tell the prophets, "Don't tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies.

English Standard Version
who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions,

New American Standard Bible
Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

King James Bible
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They say to the seers, "Do not see," and to the prophets," Do not prophesy the truth to us. Tell us flattering things. Prophesy illusions.

International Standard Version
They say to the seers, 'Don't see visions,' and to the prophets, 'Don't give us visions of what is right! Instead, tell us welcome things, prophesy illusions,

NET Bible
They say to the visionaries, "See no more visions!" and to the seers, "Don't relate messages to us about what is right! Tell us nice things, relate deceptive messages.

New Heart English Bible
who tell the seers, "Do not see for us," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us right things. Tell us pleasant things. Prophesy deceits.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They say to the seers, 'Don't see [the future].' They say to those who have visions, 'Don't have visions that tell us what is right. Tell us what we want to hear. See illusions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That say to the seers: 'See not', And to the prophets: 'Prophesy not unto us right things, Speak unto us smooth things, prophesy delusions;

New American Standard 1977
Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”;
            And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right,
            Speak to us pleasant words,
            Prophesy illusions.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who say to those that see, See not; and to the prophets, Do not prophesy right things unto us, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

King James 2000 Bible
Who say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

American King James Version
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

American Standard Version
that say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.

Darby Bible Translation
who say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things; speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits;

English Revised Version
which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

World English Bible
who tell the seers, "Don't see!" and to the prophets, "Don't prophesy to us right things. Tell us pleasant things. Prophesy deceits.

Young's Literal Translation
Who have said to seers, 'Ye do not see,' And to prophets, 'Ye do not prophesy to us Straightforward things, Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:8-18 The Jews were the only professing people God then had in the world, yet many among them were rebellious. They had the light, but they loved darkness rather. The prophets checked them in their sinful pursuits, so that they could not proceed without fear; this they took amiss. But faithful ministers will not be driven from seeking to awaken sinners. God is the Holy One of Israel, and so they shall find him. They did not like to hear of his holy commandments and his hatred of sin; they desired that they might no more be reminded of these things. But as they despised the word of God, their sins undermined their safety. Their state would be dashed in pieces like a potter's vessel. Let us return from our evil ways, and settle in the way of duty; that is the way to be saved. Would we be strengthened, it must be in quietness and in confidence, keeping peace in our own minds, and relying upon God. They think themselves wiser than God; but the project by which they thought to save themselves was their ruin. Only here and there one shall escape, as a warning to others. If men will not repent, turn to God, and seek happiness in his favour and service, their desires will but hasten their ruin. Those who make God alone their confidence, will have comfort. God ever waits to be gracious to all that come to him by faith in Christ, and happy are those who wait for him.
Study Bible
A Warning to a Rebellious People
9For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the LORD; 10Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions. 11"Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel."…
Cross References
Romans 16:18
For such as these are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.

2 Timothy 4:4
So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

1 Samuel 9:9
(Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, "Come, and let us go to the seer"; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.)

1 Kings 22:8
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."

1 Kings 22:13
Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably."

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 29:10
For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.

Jeremiah 6:14
"They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace.

Jeremiah 11:21
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, so that you will not die at our hand";
Treasury of Scripture

Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

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1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; …

2 Chronicles 18:7-27 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

2 Chronicles 24:19-21 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again to the LORD; and …

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to …

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Jeremiah 11:21 Therefore thus said the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your …

Jeremiah 26:11,20-23 Then spoke the priests and the prophets to the princes and to all …

Jeremiah 29:27 Now therefore why have you not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which …

Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this …

Amos 2:12 But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, …

Amos 7:13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, …

Micah 2:6 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not …

Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly …

Acts 5:28 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach …

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that …

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1 Kings 22:8-13,27 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

Jeremiah 6:13,14 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one …

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

Jeremiah 23:17,26-29 They say still to them that despise me, The LORD has said, You shall …

Ezekiel 13:7-10 Have you not seen a vain vision, and have you not spoken a lying …

Ezekiel 13:18-22 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows …

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly…

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

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