New International Version
The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."
King James Bible
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
World English Bible
The prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."
Young's Literal Translation
And the prophets become wind, And the word is not in them,' -- thus it is done by them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the prophets shall become wind - What are the prophets?
Empty persons. Their words are wind; we hear the sound of their threatening but of the matter of the threatenings we shall hear no more.
And the word is not in them - There is no inspirer, but may their own predictions fall on their own heads! This seems the natural sense of this passage.
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'What will ye do in the end?'--JER. v. 31. I find that I preached to the young from this text just thirty years since--nearly a generation ago. How few of my then congregation are here to-night! how changed they and I are! and how much nearer the close we have drifted! How many of the young men and women of that evening have gone to meet the end, and how many of them have wrecked their lives because they would not face and answer this question! Ah, dear young friends, if I could bring some of the …
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But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
"How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind.
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.
But I said, "Alas, Sovereign LORD! The prophets keep telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"
Therefore this is what the LORD says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, 'No sword or famine will touch this land.' Those same prophets will perish by sword and famine.
They said, "Come, let's make plans against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest will not cease, nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophets. So come, let's attack him with our tongues and pay no attention to anything he says."
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