Jeremiah 23:13
New International Version
"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

New Living Translation
"I saw that the prophets of Samaria were terribly evil, for they prophesied in the name of Baal and led my people of Israel into sin.

English Standard Version
In the prophets of Samaria I saw an unsavory thing: they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

Berean Study Bible
“Among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.

New American Standard Bible
"Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.

King James Bible
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

Christian Standard Bible
Among the prophets of Samaria I saw something disgusting: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

Contemporary English Version
The prophets in Samaria were repulsive to me, because they preached in the name of Baal and led my people astray.

Good News Translation
I have seen the sin of Samaria's prophets: they have spoken in the name of Baal and have led my people astray.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Among the prophets of Samaria I saw something disgusting: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.

International Standard Version
"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw a disgusting thing, for they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

NET Bible
The LORD says, "I saw the prophets of Samaria doing something that was disgusting. They prophesied in the name of the god Baal and led my people Israel astray.

New Heart English Bible
"I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[Say this] about the prophets of Samaria: I saw something disgusting. The prophets of Samaria prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I have seen unseemliness in the prophets of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal, And caused My people Israel to err.

New American Standard 1977
“Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal and caused my people Israel to err.

King James 2000 Bible
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

American King James Version
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

American Standard Version
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in the prophets of Samaria I have seen lawless deeds; they prophesied by Baal, and led my people Israel astray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied in Baal, and deceived my people Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

English Revised Version
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

World English Bible
I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

Young's Literal Translation
And in prophets of Samaria I have seen folly, They have prophesied by Baal, And cause my people -- Israel -- to err.
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
12“Therefore their path will become slick; they will be driven away into the gloom and fall into it. For I will bring disaster upon them in the year of their punishment,” declares the LORD. 13“Among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray. 14And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: They commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns his back on wickedness. They are all like Sodom to Me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:18
"I have not troubled Israel," Elijah replied, "but you and your father's house have, for you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals.

Isaiah 9:16
For those who guide this people mislead them, and those they mislead are swallowed up.

Jeremiah 2:8
The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the leaders rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and followed useless idols.

Jeremiah 23:32
"Indeed," declares the LORD, "I am against those who prophesy false dreams they tell to lead My people astray with their reckless lies. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 36:2
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you during the reign of Josiah until today.

Hosea 9:7
The days of punishment have come; the days of retribution have arrived--let Israel know it. The prophet is called a fool, and the inspired man insane, because of the greatness of your iniquity and hostility.

Hosea 9:8
The prophet is Ephraim's watchman, along with my God, yet the snare of the fowler lies on all his paths. Hostility is in the house of his God!

Treasury of Scripture

And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

folly.

Hosea 9:7,8
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred…

prophesied.

Jeremiah 2:8
The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

1 Kings 18:18-21,25-28,40
And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim…

and.

2 Chronicles 33:9
So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.

Isaiah 9:16
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.







Lexicon
“Among the prophets
וּבִנְבִיאֵ֥י (ū·ḇin·ḇî·’ê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

of Samaria
שֹׁמְר֖וֹן (šō·mə·rō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8111: Samaria -- capital of northern kingdom of Israel

I saw
רָאִ֣יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

an offensive thing:
תִפְלָ֑ה (ṯip̄·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8604: Unsavoriness, unseemliness

They prophesied
הִנַּבְּא֣וּ (hin·nab·bə·’ū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

by Baal
בַבַּ֔עַל (ḇab·ba·‘al)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

and led My people
עַמִּ֖י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

astray.
וַיַּתְע֥וּ (way·yaṯ·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray
(13) I have seen folly . . .--Literally, as in Job 6:6, that which is unsavoury--i.e., insipid, and so, ethically, foolish. The guilt of the prophets of Samaria cannot be passed over, but it is noticed, as in Jeremiah 3:6-10, only in order to compare it with the darker evils of those of Judah and Jerusalem.

They prophesied in Baal.--i.e., in the name and as if by the power of Baal. Comp. 1Kings 18:19; 1Kings 22:6-7.

Verses 13, 14. - The prophets of Samaria were no doubt guilty enough, but their offences dwindled by the side of the "horrible" transgressions of those of the southern kingdom. The prophet apparently means, not only that the former, having fewer spiritual advantages, were less responsible than the latter, but also that they had not violated the moral code so conspicuously. Verse 13. - I have seen folly; rather, absurdity or unseemliness; literally, that which is unsavory (comp. Job 6:6). The word occurs with a similar reference to Jehovah in Job 1:22; Job 24:12. To "prophesy by Baal" was "absurd," "unseemly," because Baal was a "non-entity" (Isaiah's word for an idol). In Baal; rather, by, or by means of, Baal (see on Jeremiah 2:8). 23:9-22 The false prophets of Samaria had deluded the Israelites into idolatries; yet the Lord considered the false prophets of Jerusalem as guilty of more horrible wickedness, by which the people were made bold in sin. These false teachers would be compelled to suffer the most bitter part of the Lord's indignation. They made themselves believe that there was no harm in sin, and practised accordingly; then they made others believe so. Those who are resolved to go on in evil ways, will justly be given up to believe strong delusions. But which of them had received any revelation of God, or understood any thing of his word? There was a time coming when they would reflect on their folly and unbelief with remorse. The teaching and example of the true prophets led men to repentance, faith, and righteousness. The false prophets led men to rest in forms and notions, and to be quiet in their sins. Let us take heed that we do not follow unrighteousness.
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