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 heard what the prophets said, prophesying a falsehood in my name, saying, I dreamed, I dreamed.
Jeremiah 27:10
For they are prophesying a lie to you so as to remove you far off from your land; and I thrust you away, and ye perished.
Jeremiah 28:13
Go and say to Hananiah, saying, Thus said Jehovah, Thou didst break the staves of wood; but make instead of them staves of iron.
Jeremiah 29:21
Thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, to Ahab son of Kolaiah, and to Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, prophesying a lie to you in my name; Behold, I gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babel, and he struck them before your eyes;
Jeremiah 37:19
And where now your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babel shall not come against you and against this land?
Isaiah 9:15
The old man and they lifting up faces, he the head; and the prophet teaching falsehood, be the tail.
Zechariah 13:3
And it was if a man shall yet prophesy, and his father and his mother who begat him, said to him, Thou shalt not live, for thou spakest falsehood in the name of Jehovah: and his father and his mother begetting him thrust him through in his prophesying.
1 Timothy 4:2
In the hypocrisy of speaking falsely; burned with a hot iron in their own consciousness;

I sent

Jeremiah 23:14
And in the prophets of Jerusalem I saw a horrible thing, committing adultery and going in falsehood: and they strengthened the hands of those doing evil, they turned not back a man from his evil: they were to me all of them as Sodom, and those dwelling in her as Gomorrah.
Jeremiah 27:15
For I sent them not, says Jehovah, and they are prophesying in my name for falsehood; for my thrusting you away, and ye perish, ye, and the prophets prophesying to you.
Jeremiah 28:15
And Jeremiah the prophet will say to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; Jehovah sent thee not; and thou didst cause this people to trust upon falsehood.
Jeremiah 29:8
For thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, Your prophets in the midst of you shall not deceive to you, and your diviners and you shall not hear to your dreams which ye dream.
Isaiah 30:10
Who said to the seeing, Ye shall not see, and to the perceiving, Ye shall not perceive for us right things, speak to us smooth things, perceive delusions.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Whose arrival is according to the energy of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,

Divination

Jeremiah 27:9
And ye shall not hear to your prophets and to your divinations, and to your dreamers, and to those of you practicing magic, and to your sorcerers, which they are saying to you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babel:
Jeremiah 29:8
For thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, Your prophets in the midst of you shall not deceive to you, and your diviners and you shall not hear to your dreams which ye dream.
Ezekiel 12:24
For no more shall there be any vain vision and smooth divination in the midst of the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 13:6
They saw vanity and a divination of falsehood, saying, says Jehovah: and Jehovah sent them not: and they waited to raise up the word.
Ezekiel 21:29
In seeing vanity to thee, in divining to thee a lie to give thee, to the necks of the wounded of the unjust, to whom their day came in the time of iniquity the end.
Micah 3:11
Her heads will judge for a gift, and her priests will teach for hire, and her prophets will divine for silver: and they will lean upon Jehovah, saying, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? he will not bring evil upon us.
Zechariah 10:2
For the family gods spake vanity, and the diviners saw falsehood, and they will speak dreams of falsehood they will comfort in vain: for this, they removed as a flock, they were afflicted for there was no shepherd.

And the

Jeremiah 23:26
How long is it in the heart of the prophets prophesying a lie, and prophesying the deceit of their heart?
Isaiah 30:10
Who said to the seeing, Ye shall not see, and to the perceiving, Ye shall not perceive for us right things, speak to us smooth things, perceive delusions.
Lamentations 2:14
Thy prophets saw for thee vanity and a foolish thing, and they uncovered not upon thine iniquity to turn back thy captivity; and they will see for thee burdens of falsehood and seductions.

General references

Jeremiah 23:21
I sent not the prophets, and they ran; I spake not to them, and they prophesied.
Ezekiel 12:24
For no more shall there be any vain vision and smooth divination in the midst of the house of Israel.