New International Version
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
King James Bible
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
World English Bible
"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!'
Young's Literal Translation
And ye cause the Nazarites to drink wine, And on the prophets ye have laid a charge, Saying, 'Do not prophecy!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But ye gave the Nazarites wine - This was expressly forbidden in the laws of their institution. See Numbers 6:1-3.
Prophesy not - They would not worship God, and they would not hear the voice of his prophets.
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'Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2. And He said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon My people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3. And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence. 4. Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of dedication to the LORD as a Nazirite,
They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.
Therefore this is what the LORD says about the people of Anathoth who are threatening to kill you, saying, "Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands"--
Then I set bowls full of wine and some cups before the Rekabites and said to them, "Drink some wine."
Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king's sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom."
Now then, hear the word of the LORD. You say, "'Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.'
"Do not prophesy," their prophets say. "Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace will not overtake us."
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