New International Version
"Do not prophesy," their prophets say. "Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace will not overtake us."
King James Bible
Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
Darby Bible Translation
Prophesy ye not, they prophesy. If they do not prophesy to these, the ignominy will not depart.
World English Bible
"Don't prophesy!" They prophesy. "Don't prophesy about these things. Disgrace won't overtake us."
Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not prophesy -- they do prophesy, They do not prophesy to these, It doth not remove shame.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Prophesy ye not - Do not predict any more evils - we have as many as we can bear. We are utterly ruined - shame and confusion cover our faces. The original is singular, and expressive of sorrow and sobbing. Literally, "Do not cause it to rain; they will cause it to rain; they cannot make it rain sooner than this; confusion shall not depart from us." To rain, often means to preach, to prephesy; Ezekiel 20:46, Ezekiel 21:2; Amos 7:16; Deuteronomy 32:2; Job 29:22; Proverbs 5:3, etc.
The last line Bp. Newcome translates, "For he shall not remove from himself reproaches;" and paraphrases, "The true prophet will subject himself to public disgrace by exercising his office."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Prophesy ye, etc. or, Prophesy not as they prophesy. Heb. Drop. etc.
they shall not prophesy.
LibraryChrist the Breaker
'The Breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.'--MICAH ii. 13. Micah was contemporary with Isaiah. The two prophets stand, to a large extent, on the same level of prophetic knowledge. Characteristic of both of them is the increasing clearness of the figure of the personal Messiah, and the increasing fulness of detail with which His functions are described. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Earliest Chapters in Divine Revelation
The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).
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.
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
Now then, hear the word of the LORD. You say, "'Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.'
Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them.
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations."
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