They keep saying to those who despise Me, 'The LORD says that you will have peace,' and to everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, 'No harm will come to you.'
Cross ReferencesIsaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "No more visions," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth. Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions.
They have lied about the LORD and said, "He will not do anything; harm will not come to us; we will not see sword or famine.
They dress the wounds of the daughter of My people with very little care, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace.
These evil people, who refuse to listen to My words, who follow the stubbornness of their own hearts, and who go after other gods to serve and worship them, they will be like this loincloth--of no use at all.
"Ah, Lord GOD!" I replied, "Look, the prophets are telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"
But they will reply, 'It is hopeless. We will follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'"
Because they have led My people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and whitewashing any flimsy wall that is built,
You have profaned Me among My people for handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to My people who would listen, you have killed those who should not have died and spared those who should not have lived.'
All the sinners among My people will die by the sword, all those who say, 'Disaster will never draw near or confront us.'
If a man of wind were to come and say falsely, "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink," he would be just the preacher for this people!
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us."
Chapter Outline1. He prophesies a restoration of the scattered flock.
5. Christ shall rule and save them.
9. Against false prophets;
33. and mockers of the true prophets.
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1 Samuel 2:30
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Jeremiah 14:13, 14
Isaiah 3:10, 11
Ezekiel 13:10, 15, 16, 22
Micah 3:5, 11
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