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; For falsely, are they prophesying unto you in my name, - I have not sent them, Declareth Yahweh.
Then said I, Ah, My Lord Yahweh! Lo! the prophets, are saying to them - Ye shall not see the sword And famine, shall ye not have, - For prosperity in truth, will I give you, in this place. So then Yahweh said unto me, Falsehood, are the prophets prophesying in my name, I have not sent them Neither have I commanded them, Neither have I spoken unto them, - A vision of falsehood, and A divination of worthlessness and A fraud of their own hearts, They, are prophesying unto you. Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh concerning the prophets who are prophesying in my Name though, I, sent them not, and yet, they have beer, saying, Neither sword nor famine, shall there be in this land, - By sword or by famine, shall these prophets be consumed;
As for the prophets, - Broken is my heart within me Trembled have all my bones, I have become as a drunken man, And as a strong man whom wine hath overcome, - Because of Yahweh, And because of his holy words. For with adulterers, is the land filled, Yea because of cursing, cloth the land mourn, Dried up are the oases of the desert, - And, their oppression hath become wicked, And, their might is not right. For both prophet and priest, are profane, - Even in my house, have I found their wickedness, Declareth Yahweh. read more.
Therefore, shall their way become to them like slippery places in darkness, They shall be driven on and shall fall therein, - For I will bring in upon them calamity - The year of their visitation, Declareth Yahweh. Even among the prophets of Samaria, had I seen a foolish thing, - They prophesied by Baal, And led astray my people Israel. 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. Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts Concerning the prophets, - Behold me! Feeding them with wormwood, And I will cause them to drink poisoned water, - For from the prophets of Jerusalem, hath there gone forth profanity unto all the land. Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, - Do not hearken unto the words of the prophets who are prophesying unto you, They are filling you, with vain hopes, - The vision of their own hearts, do they speak, Not from the mouth of Yahweh! They keep on saying to them who despise me, Yahweh, hath spoken, saying, Prosperity, shall ye have! And to every one who is going on in the stubbornness of his own heart, have they said, There shall come on you, no calamity For who hath stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should see and hear his word? Who hath given ear to his word and heard it? Lo! the tempest of Yahweh! Indignation, hath come forth, Even a tempest whirling along: On the head of the lawless, shall it hurl itself down. The anger of Yahweh, wilt not return, Until he hath executed nor Until he hath established The purposes of his heart, - In the afterpart of the days, shall ye understand it perfectly. I sent not the prophets yet they, ran, I spake not unto them yet, they, prophesied. But if they had stood in my council, Then might they have announced my words unto my people, And have turned them from their wicked way and from the wickedness of their doings. Am I, a God at hand, Demandeth Yahweh, And not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I, shall not see him? Demandeth Yahweh, - The heavens and the earth, do I not fill? Demandeth Yahweh. I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy in my name falsely, saying, - I have dreamed! I have dreamed! 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? Who lay a plot to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they relate every man to his neighbour, - Just as their fathers forgat, my name, for Baal. The prophet with whom is a dream, Let him relate it as a dream, And he with whom is my word, Let him speak my word as truth, - What is the chaff to the wheat? Demandeth Yahweh: Is not my word, like this, Like fire? Demandeth Yahweh, - And like a hammer, that breaketh in pieces a cliff? Therefore! behold me! against the prophets, Declareth Yahweh, - who steal my words, every man from his neighbour: Behold me! against the prophets, Declareth Yahweh, who presume with their tongue and declare He declareth: Behold me! against such as prophesy the dreams of falsehood, Declareth Yahweh, who have related them and led astray my people, with their falsehoods and with their recklessness, - whereas, I, had not sent them nor commanded them, so that they could be of no, profit, to this people, Declareth Yahweh.
And it came to pass in that year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year in the fifth month, that Hananiah son of Azzur the prophet who was of Gibeon, spake unto me, in the house of Yahweh, before the eyes of the priests and all the people, saying: Thus speaketh Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel saying, - I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon: within the space of two years, I am bringing back into this place, all the vessels of the house of Yahweh, - which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, hath taken away from this place, and carried into Babylon. read more.
Jeconiah also, son of Jehoiakim king of Judah with all the captives of Judah who have entered Babylon, am I bringing back into this place Declareth Yahweh, - for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. Then said Jeremiah the prophet, unto Hananiah the prophet, in the presence of the priests and in the presence of all the people, who were standing in the house of Yahweh, then said Jeremiah the prophet, - Amen! So, may Yahweh do! Yahweh establish thy words which thou hast prophesied by bringing back the vessels of the house of Yahweh and all them of the captivity, from Babylon unto this place. Nevertheless hear thou I pray thee, this word, which I am speaking in thine ears, - and in the ears of all the people: The prophets who were before me and before thee, from age-past times when they prophesied against many lands and concerning great kingdoms, of war and of calamity and of pestilence, the prophet who prophesied of peace when the word of the prophet was fulfilled, then was known the prophet, whom Yahweh had sent in truth. Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, - and brake it. And Hananiah spake before the eyes of all the people saying, Thus, saith Yahweh, - In like manner, will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, within the space of two years, from off the neck of all the nations, And Jeremiah the prophet went his way. Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, saying: 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! For, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, - A yoke of iron, have I put upon the neck of all these nations to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, Moreover also the wild beast of the field, have I given to him. 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!
Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Alas for the base prophets, - who follow their own spirit and have seen, nothing. As jackals, among ruins, thy prophets O Israel have been. Ye have not gone up into the breaches, Nor but a wall about the house of Israel,- to stand in the battle in the day of Yahweh. s read more.
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.