Bible: Jeremiah 23:19-26

23:19 But just watch! 1  The wrath of the Lord

will come like a storm! 2 

Like a raging storm it will rage down 3 

on the heads of those who are wicked.

23:20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back

until he has fully carried out his intended purposes. 4 

In days to come 5 

you people will come to understand this clearly. 6 

23:21 I did not send those prophets.

Yet they were in a hurry to give their message. 7 

I did not tell them anything.

Yet they prophesied anyway.

23:22 But if they had stood in my inner circle, 8 

they would have proclaimed my message to my people.

They would have caused my people to turn from their wicked ways

and stop doing the evil things they are doing.

23:23 Do you people think 9  that I am some local deity

and not the transcendent God?” 10  the Lord asks. 11 

23:24Do you really think anyone can hide himself

where I cannot see him?” the Lord asks. 12 

“Do you not know that I am everywhere?” 13 

the Lord asks. 14 

23:25 The Lord says, 15  “I have heard what those prophets who are prophesying lies in my name are saying. They are saying, ‘I have had a dream! I have had a dream!’ 16  23:26 Those prophets are just prophesying lies. They are prophesying the delusions of their own minds. 17 

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