(Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; when the sword reaches unto the soul.)
They have denied the LORD and said, He is not; and evil shall not come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine;
For otherwise this time I will send all my plagues upon thine heart and upon thy slaves and upon thy people that thou may know that there is none like me in all the earth.
And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said in this manner and another said in that manner.
Who say to those that see, See not; and to the prophets, Do not prophesy right things unto us, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways? Hast thou hardened our heart to thy fear? Return for thy slaves, for the tribes of thine inheritance.
Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I do not know how to speak: for I am a child.
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness because it is bitter, because it reaches unto thine heart.
They treat also the destruction of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
For they have treated the destruction of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.
Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you true peace in this place.
They say boldly unto those that stir me to anger, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto anyone that walks after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing hidden from thee;
Schin The young and the old lay on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men fell by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed and hast not forgiven.
And it came to pass, as I was prophesying that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then I fell down upon my face and cried with a loud voice and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
And the prophet when he is deceived and speaks a word, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him and will destroy him from among my people Israel.
Therefore God also gave them over to the lusts of their own hearts for uncleanness, to contaminate their own bodies between themselves,
For this cause God gave them up unto shameful affections, for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature;
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient,
that wicked one, who shall come by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles,