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 in my name falsely, saying, - I have dreamed! I have dreamed!
Jeremiah 27:10
for falsehood, are they prophesying unto you, that ye may be far removed from off your own soil, and I drive you out, and ye be destroyed
Jeremiah 28:13
Go and speak unto Hananiah saying - Thus, saith Yahweh, Yokes of wood, thou hast broken, - But thou shalt make, in their stead yokes of iron!
Jeremiah 29:21
Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel Concerning Ahab son of Kolaiah, and concerning Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you in my name, a falsehood, Behold me! delivering them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he will smite them before your eyes:
Jeremiah 37:19
Where, then are your prophets, who prophesied unto you saying, - The king of Babylon shall not come, against you nor against this land?
Isaiah 9:15
The eider and favourite, he, is the head, - And the prophet teaching falsehood, he, is the tail;
Zechariah 13:3
So shall it come about that, when any man shall prophesy again, then will his own father and his own mother, of whom he was born, say unto him, - Thou shalt not live! For falsehood hast thou spoken in the name of Yahweh, - So will his own father and his own mother of whom he was born, pierce him through, when he prophesieth,
1 Timothy 4:2
in hypocrisy, speaking falsehood, of demons cauterised in their own conscience, -

I sent

Jeremiah 23:14
But among the prophets of Jerusalem, have I seen a horrible thing, - Committing adultery, And walking in falsehood, And so strengthening the hands of doers of wickedness, not to return any man from his wickedness: They have all of them become to me as Sodom, And her inhabitants as Gomorrah.
Jeremiah 27:15
For I have not sent them, Declareth Yahweh, but they are prophesying in my name, falsely, - to the end I may drive yon out and ye be destroyed, ye and the prophets who are prophesying unto you.
Jeremiah 28:15
Then said Jeremiah the prophet unto Hananiah the prophet, - Hear I pray thee, Hananiah: Yahweh hath not sent thee, Thou, therefore hast caused this people to trust in falsehood!
Jeremiah 29:8
For Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, Let not your prophets that are in your midst nor your diviners beguile you, - Neither hearken ye unto your dreams which ye are dreaming;
Isaiah 30:10
Who have said to the seers, Ye must not see! To the prophets, Ye must not prophesy to us reproofs! Speak to us smooth things, Prophesy delusions:
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Whose, presence, shall be according to an inworking of Satan, with all manner of mighty work and sign and wonders of falsehood,

Divination

Jeremiah 27:9
Ye, therefore do not ye hearken unto your prophets, nor unto your diviners, nor unto your dreams, nor unto your users of hidden arts nor unto your mutterers of incantations, - in that, they, are speaking unto you saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon;
Jeremiah 29:8
For Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, Let not your prophets that are in your midst nor your diviners beguile you, - Neither hearken ye unto your dreams which ye are dreaming;
Ezekiel 12:24
For there shall no more be - Any vision of falsehood Or divination of deceit, In the midst of the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 13:6
They have had Visions of falsehood, and Divinations of lies, Who say. Declareth Yahweh, when, Yahweh, hath not sent them, - Yet have they waited for fulfilling of the word.
Ezekiel 21:29
Since they see for thee, false visions, Since they divine for thee lies, To stretch thee upon the necks of them who are the most profaned of lawless ones, Whose day hath come, in a time of final iniquity,
Micah 3:11
Her heads, for a bribe, pronounce sentence, and, her priests, for a price, give direction, and, her prophets, for silver, divine, - yet, on Yahweh, they lean, saying, Is not, Yahweh, in our midst? there shall not come upon us, calamity.
Zechariah 10:2
For, the household gods, have spoken vanity, and, the diviners, have had vision of falsehood, and, deceitful dreams, do they relate, vainly, do they console, - for this reason, have they moved about like a flock, they suffer ill, because there is no shepherd.

And the

Jeremiah 23:26
How long shall it be in the heart of the prophets, To be prophets of falsehood, - And prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
Isaiah 30:10
Who have said to the seers, Ye must not see! To the prophets, Ye must not prophesy to us reproofs! Speak to us smooth things, Prophesy delusions:
Lamentations 2:14
Thy prophets, have had visions for thee, false and foolish, and have not unveiled thine iniquity, to turn back thy captivity, - Yea they have had visions for thee, oracles of falsehood, and enticements!

General references

Jeremiah 23:21
I sent not the prophets yet they, ran, I spake not unto them yet, they, prophesied.
Ezekiel 12:24
For there shall no more be - Any vision of falsehood Or divination of deceit, In the midst of the house of Israel.