Jeremiah 23:21
New International Version
I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.

New Living Translation
“I have not sent these prophets, yet they run around claiming to speak for me. I have given them no message, yet they go on prophesying.

English Standard Version
“I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

Berean Study Bible
I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.

New American Standard Bible
"I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied.

New King James Version
“I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

King James Bible
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

Christian Standard Bible
I did not send out these prophets, yet they ran. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

Contemporary English Version
I did not send these prophets or speak to them, but they ran to find you and to preach their message.

Good News Translation
The LORD said, "I did not send these prophets, but even so they went. I did not give them any message, but still they spoke in my name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I did not send these prophets, yet they ran with a message. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

International Standard Version
I didn't send these prophets, but they ran anyway. I didn't speak to them, but they prophesied.

NET Bible
I did not send those prophets. Yet they were in a hurry to give their message. I did not tell them anything. Yet they prophesied anyway.

New Heart English Bible
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I didn't send these prophets, yet they ran [with their message]. I didn't speak to them, yet they prophesied.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

New American Standard 1977
“I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I did not send those prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

King James 2000 Bible
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

American King James Version
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

American Standard Version
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I sent not the prophets, yet they ran: neither spoke I to them, yet they prophesied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I did not send prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

Darby Bible Translation
I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

English Revised Version
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

World English Bible
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I didn't speak to them, yet they prophesied.

Young's Literal Translation
I have not sent the prophets, and they have run, I have not spoken unto them, and they have prophesied.
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
20The anger of the LORD will not diminish until He has fully accomplished the purposes of His heart. In the days to come you will understand it clearly. 21I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. 22But if they had stood in My council, they would have proclaimed My words to My people and turned them back from their evil ways and evil deeds.”…
Cross References
Jeremiah 14:14
"The prophets are prophesying lies in My name," the LORD replied. "I did not send them or appoint them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, a worthless divination, the futility and delusion of their own minds.

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 27:14
Do not listen to the words of the prophets who tell you, 'You must not serve the king of Babylon,' for they are prophesying to you a lie.

Jeremiah 27:15
For I have not sent them,' declares the LORD, 'and yet they are prophesying falsely in My name; therefore I will banish you and you will perish--you and the prophets who prophesy to you.'"

Jeremiah 29:8
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.

Treasury of Scripture

I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

Jeremiah 23:32
Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

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 27:15
For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.







Lexicon
I did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

send
שָׁלַ֥חְתִּי (šā·laḥ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

these prophets,
הַנְּבִאִ֖ים (han·nə·ḇi·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

yet they
וְהֵ֣ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

have run with their message;
רָ֑צוּ (rā·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7323: To run

I did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

speak
דִבַּ֥רְתִּי (ḏib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to them,
אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

yet they
וְהֵ֥ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

prophesied.
נִבָּֽאוּ׃ (nib·bā·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration
(21) Yet they ran.--The image is that of messengers who rush eagerly, as from the king's council-chamber, on their self-appointed mission, without waiting for the command of the Master in whose name they profess to come. (Comp. the question, "Who will go for us?" in Isaiah 6:8.)

Verses 21, 22. - In vers. 17-20 Jeremiah has shown that these cannot be true prophets, because their message is diametrically opposed to the true revelation. He now proves it from the absence of any moral effect from their preaching. 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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