Jeremiah 23:21
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New International Version
I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.

New Living Translation
"I have not sent these prophets, yet they run around claiming to speak for me. I have given them no message, yet they go on prophesying.

English Standard Version
“I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

New American Standard Bible
"I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied.

King James Bible
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I did not send these prophets, yet they ran with a message. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

International Standard Version
I didn't send these prophets, but they ran anyway. I didn't speak to them, but they prophesied.

NET Bible
I did not send those prophets. Yet they were in a hurry to give their message. I did not tell them anything. Yet they prophesied anyway.

New Heart English Bible
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I didn't send these prophets, yet they ran [with their message]. I didn't speak to them, yet they prophesied.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

New American Standard 1977
“I did not send these prophets,
            But they ran.
            I did not speak to them,
            But they prophesied.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I did not send those prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

King James 2000 Bible
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

American King James Version
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

American Standard Version
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I did not send prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

Darby Bible Translation
I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

English Revised Version
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

World English Bible
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I didn't speak to them, yet they prophesied.

Young's Literal Translation
I have not sent the prophets, and they have run, I have not spoken unto them, and they have prophesied.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:9-22 The false prophets of Samaria had deluded the Israelites into idolatries; yet the Lord considered the false prophets of Jerusalem as guilty of more horrible wickedness, by which the people were made bold in sin. These false teachers would be compelled to suffer the most bitter part of the Lord's indignation. They made themselves believe that there was no harm in sin, and practised accordingly; then they made others believe so. Those who are resolved to go on in evil ways, will justly be given up to believe strong delusions. But which of them had received any revelation of God, or understood any thing of his word? There was a time coming when they would reflect on their folly and unbelief with remorse. The teaching and example of the true prophets led men to repentance, faith, and righteousness. The false prophets led men to rest in forms and notions, and to be quiet in their sins. Let us take heed that we do not follow unrighteousness.
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
20"The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand it. 21"I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied. 22"But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 14:14
Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:32
"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 27:14
"So do not listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon,' for they prophesy a lie to you;

Jeremiah 27:15
for I have not sent them," declares the LORD, "but they prophesy falsely in My name, in order that I may drive you out and that you may perish, you and the prophets who prophesy to you."

Jeremiah 29:8
"For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream.
Treasury of Scripture

I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, said the LORD, …

Jeremiah 14:14 Then the LORD said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: …

Jeremiah 27:15 For I have not sent them, said the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie …

Jeremiah 28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, …

Jeremiah 29:9,31 For they prophesy falsely to you in my name: I have not sent them, …

Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and …

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has …

Acts 14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also …

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, …

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