Jeremiah 23:26
New International Version
How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?

New Living Translation
How long will this go on? If they are prophets, they are prophets of deceit, inventing everything they say.

English Standard Version
How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart,

Berean Study Bible
How long will this continue in the hearts of these prophets who prophesy falsehood, these prophets of the delusion of their own minds?

New American Standard Bible
"How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,

King James Bible
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

Christian Standard Bible
How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?

Contemporary English Version
But everything they say comes from their own twisted minds. How long can this go on?

Good News Translation
How much longer will those prophets mislead my people with the lies they have invented?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?

International Standard Version
How long will this go on? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy from the deceit that is in their hearts?

NET Bible
Those prophets are just prophesying lies. They are prophesying the delusions of their own minds.

New Heart English Bible
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long will these prophets continue to lie and deceive?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long shall this be? Is it in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, And the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

New American Standard 1977
“How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,

Jubilee Bible 2000
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies and that prophesy the deceit of their own heart?

King James 2000 Bible
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

American King James Version
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yes, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

American Standard Version
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long shall these things be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, when they prophesy the purposes of their own heart?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and that prophesy the delusions of their own heart?

Darby Bible Translation
How long shall [this] be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, and who are prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

English Revised Version
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies; even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

Webster's Bible Translation
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yes, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

World English Bible
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when is it in the heart of the prophets? The prophets of falsehood, Yea, prophets of the deceit of their heart,
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
25“I have heard the sayings of the prophets who prophesy lies in My name: ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26How long will this continue in the hearts of these prophets who prophesy falsehood, these prophets of the delusion of their own minds? 27They suppose the dreams that they tell one another will make My people forget My name, just as their fathers forgot My name through the worship of Baal.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,

1 Timothy 4:2
influenced by the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences are seared with a hot iron.

2 Peter 1:21
For no prophecy was ever brought about through human initiative, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 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.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yes, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

How.

Jeremiah 4:14
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

Jeremiah 13:27
I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?

Psalm 4:2
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

prophets of.

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 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Isaiah 30:10
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:







Lexicon
How long
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

will this continue
הֲיֵ֛שׁ (hă·yêš)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

in the hearts
בְּלֵ֥ב (bə·lêḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

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

who prophesy
נִבְּאֵ֣י (nib·bə·’ê)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

falsehood,
הַשָּׁ֑קֶר (haš·šā·qer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

these prophets
וּנְבִיאֵ֖י (ū·nə·ḇî·’ê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

of the delusion
תַּרְמִ֥ת (tar·miṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8649: Perhaps treachery

of their own minds?
לִבָּֽם׃ (lib·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre
(26) How long shall this be . . .?--The Hebrew text gives a double interrogative: How long? Is it in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, prophets of the deceit of their own hearts? Do they think to cause my people . . .? A conjectural alteration of the text gives "How long is the fire in the heart of the prophets . . .?" as if anticipating the thought of Jeremiah 23:29, and reproducing that of Jeremiah 20:9.

Verse 26. - How long shall this be in the heart, etc.? i.e. how long shall this be their purpose, viz. to prophesy lies? But this rendering leaves out of account a second interrogative which in the Hebrew follows "how long." It is better to translate this difficult passage, with De Dieu and many moderns, thus: "How long (quousque durabit haec ipsorum impudentia)? Is it in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and the prophets of the deceit of their own heart; are they thinking (I say) to cause my people to forget," etc.? On this view, ver. 27 resumes the question interrupted in ver. 26. 23:23-32 Men cannot be hidden from God's all-seeing eye. Will they never see what judgments they prepare for themselves? Let them consider what a vast difference there is between these prophecies and those delivered by the true prophets of the Lord. Let them not call their foolish dreams Divine oracles. The promises of peace these prophets make are no more to be compared to God's promises than chaff to wheat. The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. How can they be long safe, or at all easy, who have a God of almighty power against them? The word of God is no smooth, lulling, deceitful message. And by its faithfulness it may certainly be distinguished from false doctrines.
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