Jeremiah 5:13
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New International Version
The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."

New Living Translation
God's prophets are all windbags who don't really speak for him. Let their predictions of disaster fall on themselves!'"

English Standard Version
The prophets will become wind; the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them!’”

New American Standard Bible
"The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!"

King James Bible
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The prophets become only wind, for the LORD's word is not in them. This will in fact happen to them.

International Standard Version
The prophets are nothing but wind, and the word is not in them. So may the disaster happen to them!'"

NET Bible
The prophets will prove to be full of wind. The LORD has not spoken through them. So, let what they say happen to them.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The prophets are nothing but windbags. The LORD hasn't spoken through them, so let what they say happen to them."

Jubilee Bible 2000
but the prophets shall become like wind, and there is no word in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

American King James Version
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done to them.

American Standard Version
and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prophets have spoken in the wind, and there was no word of God in them: these things therefore shall befall them.

Darby Bible Translation
and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

English Revised Version
and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done to them.

World English Bible
The prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."

Young's Literal Translation
And the prophets become wind, And the word is not in them,' -- thus it is done by them.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:10-18 Multitudes are ruined by believing that God will not be so strict as his word says he will; by this artifice Satan undid mankind. Sinners are not willing to own any thing to be God's word, that tends to part them from, or to disquiet them in, their sins. Mocking and misusing the Lord's messengers, filled the measure of their iniquity. God can bring trouble upon us from places and causes very remote. He has mercy in store for his people, therefore will set bounds to this desolating judgment. Let us not overlook the nevertheless, ver. 18. This is the Lord's covenant with Israel. He thereby proclaims his holiness, and his utter displeasure against sin while sparing the sinner, Ps 89:30-35.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - And the prophets, etc. A continuation of the speech of the unbelieving Jews. The word is not in them. The Authorized Version gives a good meaning, but it involves an interference with the points. The pointed text must be rendered, he who speaketh (through the prophets, viz. Jehovah) is not in them. Thus the Jews hurl against prophets like Jeremiah the very charge which Jeremiah himself brings against the "false prophets" in Jeremiah 23:25-32. Thus shall it be done; rather, so be it done; i.e. may the sword and famine, with which they threaten us, fall upon them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the prophets shall become wind,.... Their prophecies shall vanish into air; they shall become of no effect; they shall never be accomplished:

and the word is not in them; not the word of the Lord; he never spoke by them; they speak of themselves; they never were inspired or commissioned by him to say what they do: thus shall it be done unto them; the same evils they say shall befall us shall come upon them; they shall perish by the sword or famine; we have reason to believe that our predictions are as good as theirs, and will be fulfilled: or, "thus let it be done to them" (y); as they have prophesied shall be done to us; and so are an imprecation. The Targum interprets the whole of the false prophets, as if they were the words of the Lord concerning them, which is,

"but the false prophets shall be for nothing, and their false prophecy shall not be confirmed; this revenge shall be taken of them;''

and so Kimchi interprets it of the prophets that prophesied peace to them, and said that the above mentioned should not come upon them; and Jarchi takes the last clause to be the words of the prophet to them that say the above words; namely, that thus it shall be done to them, what the Lord has said.

(y) "sic fiat illis"; so some in Vatablus; "sic eveniat ipsis", Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Continuation of the unbelieving language of the Jews.

the prophets—who prophesy punishment coming on us.

the word—the Holy Spirit, who speaks through true prophets, is not in them [Maurer]. Or else, "There is no word (divine communication) in them" (Ho 1:2) [Rosenmuller].

thus, &c.—Their ill-omened prophecies shall fall on themselves.

Jeremiah 5:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
No One is Just
12They have lied about the LORD And said, "Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine. 13"The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!"
Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.

Job 8:2
"How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind.

Proverbs 25:14
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.

Jeremiah 14:13
But I said, "Alas, Sovereign LORD! The prophets keep telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"

Jeremiah 14:15
Therefore this is what the LORD says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, 'No sword or famine will touch this land.' Those same prophets will perish by sword and famine.

Jeremiah 18:18
They said, "Come, let's make plans against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest will not cease, nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophets. So come, let's attack him with our tongues and pay no attention to anything he says."

Jeremiah 22:22
The wind will drive all your shepherds away, and your allies will go into exile. Then you will be ashamed and disgraced because of all your wickedness.

Jeremiah 43:2
Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are lying! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You must not go to Egypt to settle there.'
Treasury of Scripture

And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done to them.

the prophets.

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Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Jeremiah 20:8-11 For since I spoke, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because …

Jeremiah 28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the …

Job 6:26 Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is …

Job 8:2 How long will you speak these things? and how long shall the words …

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