Bible: Jeremiah 23:6-16
and Israel will live in security. 3
This is the name he will go by:
23:7 “So I, the
Oracles Against the False Prophets 10
23:9 Here is what the
My heart and my mind are deeply disturbed.
I tremble all over. 12
I am like a drunk person,
like a person who has had too much wine, 13
because of the way the
and his holy word are being mistreated. 14
23:10 For the land is full of people unfaithful to him. 15
They live wicked lives and they misuse their power. 16
The pastures in the wilderness are withered.
“Both the prophets and priests are godless.
I have even found them doing evil in my temple!
23:12 So the paths they follow will be dark and slippery.
They will stumble and fall headlong.
For I will bring disaster on them.
A day of reckoning is coming for them.” 21
doing something that was disgusting. 25
They prophesied in the name of the god Baal
and led my people Israel astray. 26
23:14 But I see the prophets of Jerusalem 27
doing something just as shocking.
They are unfaithful to me
and continually prophesy lies. 28
So they give encouragement to people who are doing evil,
with the result that they do not stop their evildoing. 29
I consider all of them as bad as the people of Sodom,
and the citizens of Jerusalem as bad as the people of Gomorrah. 30
23:15 So then I, the
have something to say concerning the prophets of Jerusalem: 32
‘I will make these prophets eat the bitter food of suffering
and drink the poison water of judgment. 33
For the prophets of Jerusalem are the reason 34
that ungodliness 35 has spread throughout the land.’”
“Do not listen to what
those prophets are saying to you.
They are filling you with false hopes.
They are reporting visions of their own imaginations,
not something the