Jeremiah 23:25
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New International Version
"I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, 'I had a dream! I had a dream!'

New Living Translation
"I have heard these prophets say, 'Listen to the dream I had from God last night.' And then they proceed to tell lies in my name.

English Standard Version
I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’

New American Standard Bible
"I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, 'I had a dream, I had a dream!'

King James Bible
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said, 'I had a dream! I had a dream!'

International Standard Version
"I've heard what the prophets who prophesy lies in my name have said: 'I had a dream; I had a dream.'

NET Bible
The LORD says, "I have heard what those prophets who are prophesying lies in my name are saying. They are saying, 'I have had a dream! I have had a dream!'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I've heard the prophets who speak lies in my name. They say, 'I had a dream! I had a dream!'

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have heard what those prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

King James 2000 Bible
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

American King James Version
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

American Standard Version
I have heard what the prophets have said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesylies in my name, and say: I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Darby Bible Translation
I have heard what the prophets say, who prophesy falsehood in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

English Revised Version
I have heard what the prophets have said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

World English Bible
I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Young's Literal Translation
I have heard that which the prophets said, Who prophesy in My name falsehood, saying, 'I have dreamed, I have dreamed.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:23-32 Men cannot be hidden from God's all-seeing eye. Will they never see what judgments they prepare for themselves? Let them consider what a vast difference there is between these prophecies and those delivered by the true prophets of the Lord. Let them not call their foolish dreams Divine oracles. The promises of peace these prophets make are no more to be compared to God's promises than chaff to wheat. The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. How can they be long safe, or at all easy, who have a God of almighty power against them? The word of God is no smooth, lulling, deceitful message. And by its faithfulness it may certainly be distinguished from false doctrines.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - I have dreamed. Jeremiah mentions it as one of the marks of a false prophet that he appealed to his dreams (comp. Jeremiah 29:8); true prophecy contented itself with less ambiguous media of communication with the unseen world. It may be objected that Abraham (Genesis 15:12), at any rate, and Abimelech (Genesis 20:3) received Divine revelations in dreams; but these were not officially prophets. Nathan and the contemporaries of the author of Job had messages from God by night, but these are called, not dreams, but visions (2 Samuel 7:14, comp. 17; Job 4:13). Deuteronomy (and this is one of its striking points of agreement with Jeremiah) expressly describes a false prophet as "a dreamer of dreams" (Deuteronomy 13:1; comp. 1 Samuel 28:6). Two passages in the Old Testament seem inconsistent with this discouragement of dreams as a medium of revelation - Numbers 12:6, where the Lord is said to make himself known to prophets by visions and dreams, and Joel 2:28, where the prophetic dreams of the old men are one of the features of a Messianic description; but it is noteworthy that the first of these refers to the primitive period of Israel's history, and the second to the distant Messianic age. In its classical period prophecy kept itself sedulously aloof from a field on which it had such compromising companionship (comp. Ecclesiastes 5:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name,.... Or, "I hear what the prophets say" (g), &c. though they thought God was at a distance from them, in the highest heavens, and neither saw, nor heard, nor took any notice of what was done on earth, they were greatly mistaken; he heard and observed with indignation the false doctrines and lying prophecies which they delivered out in his name to the people, whether in public or in private; for he is the Lord God omniscient and omnipresent; and therefore, though they deceived the people, they could not deceive him; who knew all their schemes and all their designs, from what principles they acted, and with what views;

saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed; not a common dream, but a divine dream; this was one way in which the Lord formerly made known his mind and will to his servants, Numbers 12:6; wherefore these false prophets, in imitation of the true ones, and in order to gain credit from the people, pretended they had a dream from the Lord, in which such and such things were revealed to them; and this is repeated by them for the greater certainty of it, and to raise the people's attention as to something very uncommon and extraordinary. So the Targum,

"saying, a word of prophecy has been shown to me in a dream.''

Now, though the people could not contradict them, or know any otherwise than as they might observe that they agreed not with the word of God, or with his will, as made known by the true prophets of the Lord; for if a man says he has dreamed so and so, another cannot say he has not; because no man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of a man that is in him; yet God, that knows all things, knew that these were all lies and impostures, and that they had never had a dream from him, or any revelation of his will in that way.

(g) "dicunt", Calvin, Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. dreamed—I have received a prophetic communication by dream (Nu 12:6; De 13:1, &c. Joe 2:28).

Jeremiah 23:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lying Prophets
24"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD. 25"I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, 'I had a dream, I had a dream!' 26"How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.

Numbers 12:6
he said, "Listen to my words: "When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.

Jeremiah 8:6
I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, "What have I done?" Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle.

Jeremiah 14:14
Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:28
Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:32
Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 27:10
They prophesy lies to you that will only serve to remove you far from your lands; I will banish you and you will perish.

Jeremiah 27:15
I have not sent them,' declares the LORD. 'They are prophesying lies in my name. Therefore, I will banish you and you will perish, both you and the prophets who prophesy to you.'"

Jeremiah 29:8
Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.

Lamentations 2:14
The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The prophecies they gave you were false and misleading.

Ezekiel 22:28
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.

Joel 2:28
"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

Zechariah 13:3
And if anyone still prophesies, their father and mother, to whom they were born, will say to them, 'You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD's name.' Then their own parents will stab the one who prophesies.
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I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

heard.

Jeremiah 8:6 I listened and heard, but they spoke not aright: no man repented …

Jeremiah 13:27 I have seen your adulteries, and your neighings, the lewdness of …

Jeremiah 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways: they are not hid from my face, …

Jeremiah 29:23 Because they have committed villainy in Israel, and have committed …

Psalm 139:2,4 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off…

Luke 12:3 Therefore whatever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light…

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight…

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

dreamed.

Jeremiah 23:28,32 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has …

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

Genesis 37:5,9 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they …

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, …

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit …

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD …

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