New Living Translation
God's prophets are all windbags who don't really speak for him. Let their predictions of disaster fall on themselves!'"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:13 Became wind - A proverbial expression, all the prophet's threats shall come to nothing. The word - The prophet's words are not from God. Thus - It shall fall upon their own heads that have thus threatened us.
LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
2 Chronicles 36:16
But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the LORD's anger could no longer be restrained and nothing could be done.
"How long will you go on like this? You sound like a blustering wind.
A person who promises a gift but doesn't give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.
See, they are all foolish, worthless things. All your idols are as empty as the wind.
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, their prophets are telling them, 'All is well--no war or famine will come. The LORD will surely send you peace.'"
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: I will punish these lying prophets, for they have spoken in my name even though I never sent them. They say that no war or famine will come, but they themselves will die by war and famine!
Then the people said, "Come on, let's plot a way to stop Jeremiah. We have plenty of priests and wise men and prophets. We don't need him to teach the word and give us advice and prophecies. Let's spread rumors about him and ignore what he says."
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