Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

General references

Bible References

The prophets

Jeremiah 23:25
I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Jeremiah 27:10
For they prophesy a lie to you, to remove you far from your land, and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
Jeremiah 28:13
Go, and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus says LORD: Thou have broken the bars of wood, but I have made in their stead bars of iron.
Jeremiah 29:21
Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy a lie to you in my name. Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of
Jeremiah 37:19
Where now are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?
Isaiah 9:15
The elder and the honorable man, he is the head. And the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.
Zechariah 13:3
And it shall come to pass that, when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother who begot him shall say to him, Thou shall not live, for thou speak lies in the name of LORD. And his father and his mother who begot him s
1 Timothy 4:2
speaking lies in hypocrisy, their own conscience having been seared with a hot iron,

I sent

Jeremiah 23:14
In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing. They commit adultery, and walk in lies. And they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, so that none returns from his wickedness. They have all of them become to me as So
Jeremiah 27:15
For I have not sent them, says LORD, but they prophesy falsely in my name, that I may drive you out, and that ye may perish, ye, and the prophets who prophesy to you.
Jeremiah 28:15
Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah. LORD has not sent thee, but thou make this people to trust in a lie.
Jeremiah 29:8
For thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Let not your prophets who are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you, nor hearken ye to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
Isaiah 30:10
who say to the seers, Do not see, and to the prophets, Do not prophesy to us right things. Speak to us smooth things. Prophesy deceits.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and marvels of deceit,

Divination

Jeremiah 27:9
But as for you, hearken ye not to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreams, nor to your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon.
Jeremiah 29:8
For thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Let not your prophets who are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you, nor hearken ye to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
Ezekiel 12:24
For there shall no more be any FALSE vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 13:6
They have seen falsehood and lying divination, who say, LORD says, but LORD has not sent them. And they have made men to hope that the word would be confirmed.
Ezekiel 21:29
while they see for thee FALSE visions, while they divine lies to thee, to lay thee upon the necks of the wicked who are deadly wounded, whose day has come in the time of the iniquity of the end.
Micah 3:11
The heads of it judge for a bribe, and the priests of it teach for a wage, and the prophets of it divine for money. Yet they lean upon LORD, and say, Is not LORD in the midst of us? No evil shall come upon us.
Zechariah 10:2
For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and they have told FALSE dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

And the

Jeremiah 23:26
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
Isaiah 30:10
who say to the seers, Do not see, and to the prophets, Do not prophesy to us right things. Speak to us smooth things. Prophesy deceits.
Lamentations 2:14
Thy prophets have seen FALSE and foolish visions for thee. And they have not uncovered thine iniquity, to bring back thy captivity, but have seen for thee FALSE oracles and causes of banishment.

General references

Jeremiah 23:21
I did not send these prophets, yet they ran. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.
Ezekiel 12:24
For there shall no more be any FALSE vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.