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New International Version
Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. Even though the LORD has not sent them, they say, "The LORD declares," and expect him to fulfill their words.
New Living Translation
Instead, they have told lies and made false predictions. They say, ‘This message is from the LORD,’ even though the LORD never sent them. And yet they expect him to fulfill their prophecies!
English Standard Version
They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the LORD,’ when the LORD has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word.
Berean Study Bible
They see false visions and speak lying divinations. They claim, ‘Thus declares the LORD,’ when the LORD did not send them; yet they wait for the fulfillment of their message.
King James Bible
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
New King James Version
They have envisioned futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD!’ But the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope that the word may be confirmed.
New American Standard Bible
They see deceit and lying divination, those who are saying, ‘The LORD declares,’ when the LORD has not sent them; yet they wait for the fulfillment of their word!
"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.
“They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, ‘The LORD declares,’ when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.
They have seen falsehood and lying divination, saying, ‘The LORD says,’ but the LORD has not sent them. Yet they hope and make men to hope for the confirmation of their word.
Christian Standard Bible
They saw false visions and their divinations were a lie. They claimed, “This is the LORD’s declaration,” when the LORD did not send them, yet they wait for the fulfillment of their message.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
They see false visions and speak lying divinations. They claim, 'This is the LORD's declaration,' when the LORD did not send them, yet they wait for the fulfillment of their message.
American Standard Version
They have seen falsehood and lying divination, that say, Jehovah saith; but Jehovah hath not sent them: and they have made men to hope that the word would be confirmed.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they say, ‘Thus says LORD JEHOVAH’, and LORD JEHOVAH has not sent them, and they begin to affirm a lying word
Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the day of the Lord, have not stood, seeing false visions, prophesying vanities, who say, The Lord saith, and the Lord has not sent them, and they began to try to confirm the word.
Contemporary English Version
Those prophets lie by claiming they speak for me, but I have not even chosen them to be my prophets. And they still think their words will come true.
They see vain things, and they foretell lies, saying: The Lord saith: whereas the Lord hath not sent them: and they have persisted to confirm what they have said.
English Revised Version
They have seen vanity and lying divination, that say, The LORD saith; and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made men to hope that the word should be confirmed.
Good News Translation
Their visions are false, and their predictions are lies. They claim that they are speaking my message, but I have not sent them. Yet they expect their words to come true!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
These foolish prophets see false visions, and their predictions don't come true. They say, "The LORD said this." But the LORD hasn't sent them. Then they hope that their message will come true.
International Standard Version
Instead, they crafted false prophecies and divination. "'They say, "…declares the LORD," even though the LORD didn't send them. And they hope for the fulfillment of their message.
JPS Tanakh 1917
They have seen vanity and lying divination, that say: The LORD saith; and the LORD hath not sent them, yet they hope that the word would be confirmed!
Literal Standard Version
They have seen vanity, and lying divination, "" Who are saying: A declaration of YHWH, "" And YHWH has not sent them, "" And they have hoped to establish a word.
They see delusion and their omens are a lie. They say, "the LORD declares," though the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their word to be confirmed.
New Heart English Bible
They have seen falsehood and lying divination, who say, "The LORD says"; but the LORD has not sent them: and they have made men to hope that the word would be confirmed.
World English Bible
They have seen falsehood and lying divination, who say, Yahweh says; but Yahweh has not sent them: and they have made men to hope that the word would be confirmed.
Young's Literal Translation
They have seen vanity, and lying divination, Who are saying: An affirmation of Jehovah, And Jehovah hath not sent them, And they have hoped to establish a word.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Reproof of False Prophets
…5You did not go up to the gaps or restore the wall around the house of Israel so that it would stand in the battle on the Day of the LORD. 6They see false visions and speak lying divinations. They claim, ‘Thus declares the LORD,’ when the LORD did not send them; yet they wait for the fulfillment of their message. 7Haven’t you seen a false vision and spoken a lying divination when you proclaim, ‘Thus declares the LORD,’ even though I have not spoken?…
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own authority. My people love it so, but what will you do in the end?
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, "Listen, Hananiah! The LORD did not send you, but you have persuaded this people to trust in a lie.
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Do not be deceived by the prophets and diviners among you, and do not listen to the dreams you elicit from them.
Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, claiming, 'The king of Babylon will not come against you or this land'?
For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations within the house of Israel,
therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will deliver My people from your hands. Then you will know that I am the LORD."
while they offer false visions for you and lying divinations about you--to be placed on the necks of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, the time of their final punishment.
Her prophets whitewash these deeds by false visions and lying divinations, saying, 'This is what the Lord GOD says,' when the LORD has not spoken.
Treasury of Scripture
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD said: and the LORD has not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
Ezekiel 13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 12:23,24 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision…
Ezekiel 22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
Ezekiel 21:23,29 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken…
Jeremiah 14:14 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
Jeremiah 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
Ezekiel 13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
Jeremiah 23:31,32 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith…
Jeremiah 28:2,15 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon…
Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
1 Kings 22:6,27,37 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king…
Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
They have made others to hope.--Omit the word "others," which is not in the original, and translate, "The Lord hath not sent them that they should hope"--i.e., they have no ground to expect that their prophecies will prove true, because they have no warrant for uttering them.
EXCURSUS D: ON CHAPTER 13:6, 7, AND 17.
In these verses a broad and crucial distinction is made between the self-imagined vision and that which is sent from the Lord. It may be that in this case the prophets and prophetesses were untrue to their own convictions, and wilfully declared what they knew to be false; or it may be that they simply uttered as God's message that which they had persuaded themselves would be the issue. This point is not entirely clear from the passage, and is of secondary importance. What deserves to be carefully noted is the difference here made between subjective views of truth--that which conies "out of their own heart"--and those objective communications which God gave to His true prophets. This distinction has a most important bearing upon the whole subject of revelation, and establishes clearly the fact that the Scriptures look upon it as something expressly communicated to their writers, and not as a thing which could be the result of their own thought and reflection. He, therefore, who puts "Thus saith the Lord" before that which God has not in some objective way made known to him, must fall under the condemnation pronounced here and elsewhere upon "the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak" (Deuteronomy 18:20).Verse 6. - The Lord saith. The verb is that specially used for the utterance of prophets, and the deceivers used it without the authority of a true mission. For they have made others (or, men) to hope, etc., as in the Authorized Version and Revised Version, read, with the margin of Revised Version, they hope to confirm their word, taking the verb as in Psalm 119:43, 49; Job 6:11, et al.). So the Vulgate, persereraverunt confirmare. Through deceiving others, they came to deceive themselves, and were really expecting a fulfilment.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness
and speak lying
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3577: A lie, falsehood, deceptive thing
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7081: A lot, divination, oracle
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
when the LORD
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out
yet they wait
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope
for the fulfillment
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand
of their message.
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
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