Ezekiel 13:17
New International Version
"Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them

New Living Translation
"Now, son of man, speak out against the women who prophesy from their own imaginations.

English Standard Version
“And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophesy against them

Berean Study Bible
Now, O son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them

New American Standard Bible
"Now you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who are prophesying from their own inspiration. Prophesy against them

King James Bible
Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

Christian Standard Bible
"Now you, son of man, face the women among your people who prophesy out of their own imagination, and prophesy against them.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, now condemn the women of Israel who preach messages that come from their own imagination.

Good News Translation
The LORD said, "Now, mortal man, look at the women among your people who make up predictions. Denounce them

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, son of man, turn toward the women of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them

International Standard Version
"And now, Son of Man, turn toward and oppose the women of your people who prophesy according to their own wrong inclinations and prophesy against them.

NET Bible
"As for you, son of man, turn toward the daughters of your people who are prophesying from their imagination. Prophesy against them

New Heart English Bible
"You, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy against them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, look at the women among your people who make up prophecies, and prophesy against them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou, son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, that prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

New American Standard 1977
“Now you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who are prophesying from their own inspiration. Prophesy against them,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, who prophesy out of their own heart; prophesy thou against them,

King James 2000 Bible
Likewise, you son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy you against them,

American King James Version
Likewise, you son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy you against them,

American Standard Version
And thou, son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, that prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou, son of man, set thy face firmly against the daughters of thy people, that prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy against them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou, son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people that prophesy out of their own heart: and do thou prophesy against them,

Darby Bible Translation
And thou, son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy against them,

English Revised Version
And thou, son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

Webster's Bible Translation
Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

World English Bible
You, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy against them,

Young's Literal Translation
And thou, son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, who are prophesying out of their own heart, and prophesy concerning them,
Study Bible
The False Prophetesses
17Now, O son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them 18and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their wrists and make veils for the heads of people of every height, in order to ensnare their souls. Will you ensnare the souls of My people but preserve your own?…
Cross References
Luke 2:36
There was also a prophetess named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was well along in years. She had been married for seven years,

Acts 21:9
He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.

Revelation 2:20
But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads My servants to be sexually immoral and to eat food sacrificed to idols.

Judges 4:4
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.

2 Kings 22:14
So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went and spoke to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, the keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District.

Nehemiah 6:14
O my God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who tried to intimidate me.

Ezekiel 13:2
"Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Tell those who prophesy out of their own imagination: 'Hear the word of the LORD!

Treasury of Scripture

Likewise, you son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy you against them,

set thy

Ezekiel 4:3
Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 20:46
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

Ezekiel 21:2
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

the daughters

Isaiah 3:16
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Isaiah 4:4
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

prophesy

Judges 4:4
And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

2 Kings 22:14
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.

Luke 2:36
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

out of

Ezekiel 13:2
Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;

Revelation 2:20
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.







Lexicon
Now,
וְאַתָּ֣ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

O son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of man,
אָדָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

set
שִׂ֤ים (śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

your face
פָּנֶ֙יךָ֙ (pā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the daughters
בְּנ֣וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of your people
עַמְּךָ֔ (‘am·mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

who prophesy
הַמִּֽתְנַבְּא֖וֹת (ham·miṯ·nab·bə·’ō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Hitpael - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

out of their own imagination.
מִֽלִּבְּהֶ֑ן (mil·lib·bə·hen)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

Prophesy
וְהִנָּבֵ֖א (wə·hin·nā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

against them
עֲלֵיהֶֽן׃ (‘ă·lê·hen)
Preposition | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(17-23) Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face . . .--This passage deals with a class of people the false prophetesses, who are not mentioned elsewhere in the Old Testament. True prophetesses, as in the case of Miriam (Exodus 15:20), Deborah (Judges 4:4), and, at this very time, Huldah (2Kings 22:14; 2Chronicles 34:22), and somewhat later, Noadiah (Nehemiah 6:14), are frequently spoken of, and continued to exist in New Testament times, as in the case of Anna (Luke 2:36). It was naturally to be expected that as false prophets dogged the steps of the true, the same thing would happen with the other sex, and we find express mention of a false prophetess in Revelation 2:20. Their course, in prophesying "out of their own heart" deceiving the people, was essentially the same as that of the false prophets; but they are described as doing this in ways suited to their sex. Of the general meaning of this description there can be no doubt; but it is difficult to follow it with certainty in the details, because of the occurrence of some words of uncertain meaning, found nowhere else, and of some others in an unusual sense. Without attempting a discussion of each single word, (which would be useless except with a careful examination of the original), the following is given as the most probable translation of Ezekiel 13:18-21; but it is to be remembered that several of the words, like the similar ones in Isaiah 3:16-24, are so uncertain that there is a difference of opinion in regard to their exact meaning :--"Woe to those who fasten charms on every finger-joint, that place kerchiefs on heads of every height to snare souls. Will ye snare the souls of my people, and keep your own souls alive? (19) And will ye profane me with my people for handfuls of barley, and for pieces of bread, to slay souls that should not die, and to make live souls that should not live, by your lying to my people who hearken to a lie? (20) Therefore, thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I am against your charms, when ye snare the souls like birds, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, the souls that ye are snaring like birds. (21) Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be snared; and ye shall know that I am the Lord." (See Excursus 8 at the end of this book, on Ezekiel 13:6-7; Ezekiel 13:14.)

Verse 17. - Set thy face against the daughters of thy people. Here we note that the formula, "thy people," of Ezekiel 3:11 reappears. The section which follows (vers. 17-23) throws an interesting side light on the position of women in the religious life of Israel. For good as for evil, their influence was stronger there than in most other nations. Miriam had led the way (Exodus 15:21), and had been followed by Deborah (Judges 5:4). Huldah had been almost as prominent in Josiah's reformation as Hilkiah the high priest (2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chronicles 34:22). It was but natural that there should be women on the other side also, guiding their own sex; and it is probable that Ezekiel had in his thoughts some special leaders who headed the women of Jerusalem in their opposition to Jeremiah, as afterwards at Pathros (Jeremiah 44:15). So, later on, we have the prophetess Noadiah heading the opposition to Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:14); and in the New Testament, on the one hand, Anns (Luke 2:36) and the daughters of Philip (Acts 21:9), and on the other, the ill-regulated prophetesses of Corinth (1 Corinthians 11:5) and the woman Jezebel, who called herself a prophetess (Revelation 2:20). 13:17-23 It is ill with those who had rather hear pleasing lies than unpleasing truths. The false prophetesses tried to make people secure, signified by laying them at ease, and to make them proud, signified by the finery laid on their heads. They shall be confounded in their attempts, and God's people shall be delivered out of their hands. It behoves Christians to keep close to the word of God, and in every thing to seek the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Let us so trust the promises of God as to keep his commandments.
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