Jeremiah 28:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the LORD only if his prediction comes true."

New Living Translation
So a prophet who predicts peace must show he is right. Only when his predictions come true can we know that he is really from the LORD."

English Standard Version
As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet.”

New American Standard Bible
"The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, then that prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has truly sent."

King James Bible
The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the prophet who prophesies peace--only when the word of the prophet comes true will the prophet be recognized as one the LORD has truly sent."

International Standard Version
When a prophet prophesies peace, and what the prophet speaks comes about, he will be known as the prophet whom the LORD has truly sent."

NET Bible
So if a prophet prophesied peace and prosperity, it was only known that the LORD truly sent him when what he prophesied came true."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the prophet who prophesied peace was recognized as a prophet that the LORD sent only if the message of the prophet came true."

Jubilee Bible 2000
The prophet which prophesied of peace, when the word of the prophet should come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD has truly sent him.

King James 2000 Bible
The prophet which prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD has truly sent him.

American King James Version
The prophet which prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD has truly sent him.

American Standard Version
The prophet that prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that Jehovah hath truly sent him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prophet that prophesied peace when his word shall come to pass, the prophet shall be known, whom the Lord hath sent in truth.

Darby Bible Translation
The prophet that prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, shall be known as the prophet whom Jehovah hath really sent.

English Revised Version
The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The prophet who prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

World English Bible
The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall happen, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh has truly sent him.

Young's Literal Translation
The prophet who doth prophesy of peace -- by the coming in of the word of the prophet, known is the prophet that Jehovah hath truly sent him.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:1-9 Hananiah spoke a false prophecy. Here is not a word of good counsel urging the Jews to repent and return to God. He promises temporal mercies, in God's name, but makes no mention of the spiritual mercies which God always promised with earthly blessings. This was not the first time Jeremiah had prayed for the people, though he prophesied against them. He appeals to the event, to prove Hananiah's falsehood. The prophet who spake only of peace and prosperity, without adding that they must not by wilful sin stop God's favours, will be proved a false prophet. Those who do not declare the alarming as well as the encouraging parts of God's word, and call men to repentance, and faith, and holiness, tread in the steps of the false prophets. The gospel of Christ encourages men to do works meet for repentance, but gives no encouragement to continue in sin.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The prophet which prophesieth of peace,.... Of prosperity, of good things, as Hananiah did, and which are always acceptable to men; and such a prophet is agreeable to them:

when the word of the Lord shall come to pass; when the prophecy of good things, which he delivers in the name of the Lord, shall be filled:

then shall the prophet be known that the Lord hath truly sent him; and not till then; it is the event that must make it manifest: in the other case it may be in a good measure known before it comes to pass, and, whether it comes to pass or not, that a prophet is a true prophet; because his prophecies are agreeable to the word and the declared will of God; contain evils threatened on account of sin, and in order to bring men to repentance, which must needs be right; and besides, they have no interest of their own to serve, but run contrary to the stream of the people, and are exposed to their rage and censure: whereas, a man that prophesies of peace, he is more to be suspected of flattering the people, and of prophesying out of his own heart; and nothing but the event can show him a true prophet; which if he delivers with a proviso, that the people do not do that which is evil in the sight of God, to provoke him to deny them the promised good, is always certainly fulfilled; and if it is not, then he appears manifestly a false prophet.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. peace—Hananiah had given no warning as to the need of conversion, but had foretold prosperity unconditionally. Jeremiah does not say that all are true prophets who foretell truths in any instance (which De 13:1, 2, disproves); but asserts only the converse, namely, that whoever, as Hananiah, predicts what the event does not confirm, is a false prophet. There are two tests of prophets: (1) The event, De 18:22. (2) The word of God, Isa 8:20.

Jeremiah 28:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hananiah's False Prophecy
8"The prophets who were before me and before you from ancient times prophesied against many lands and against great kingdoms, of war and of calamity and of pestilence. 9"The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, then that prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has truly sent." 10Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:22
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.

Ezekiel 33:33
"When all this comes true--and it surely will--then they will know that a prophet has been among them."
Treasury of Scripture

The prophet which prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD has truly sent him.

which.

Jeremiah 4:10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely you have greatly deceived this …

Jeremiah 6:14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, …

Jeremiah 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, …

Jeremiah 14:13 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say to them, You …

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

then.

Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow …

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

Jump to Previous
Peace Prediction Prophesies Prophesieth Prophesy Prophet Really Recognized True. Word Words
Jump to Next
Peace Prediction Prophesies Prophesieth Prophesy Prophet Really Recognized True. Word Words
Links
Jeremiah 28:9 NIV
Jeremiah 28:9 NLT
Jeremiah 28:9 ESV
Jeremiah 28:9 NASB
Jeremiah 28:9 KJV

Jeremiah 28:9 Bible Apps
Jeremiah 28:9 Bible Suite
Jeremiah 28:9 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 28:9 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 28:9 French Bible
Jeremiah 28:9 German Bible

Alphabetical: as be But by comes has his if known LORD of one only pass peace prediction prophesies prophet recognized sent that the then to truly when who whom will word

OT Prophets: Jeremiah 28:9 The prophet who prophesies of peace when (Jer.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Jeremiah 28:8
Top of Page
Top of Page