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Jeremiah 23:25

“I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’

1 Peter 1:10

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated.

Jeremiah 5:13

The prophets become only wind,
for the Lord’s word is not in them.
This will in fact happen to them.

1 Kings 22:6

So the king of Israel gathered the prophets, about 400 men, and asked them, “Should I go against Ramoth-gilead for war or should I refrain?”They replied, “March up, and the Lord will hand it over to the king.”

Micah 3:11

Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,
her priests teach for payment,
and her prophets practice divination for money.
Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,
“Isn’t the Lord among us?
No disaster will overtake us.”

Isaiah 29:10

For the Lord has poured out on you
an overwhelming urge to sleep;
He has shut your eyes—the prophets,
and covered your heads—the seers.

Hosea 12:10

I spoke through the prophets
and granted many visions;
I gave parables through the prophets.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

Matthew 11:13

For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John;

Luke 16:16

“The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then, the good news of the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is strongly urged to enter it.

Isaiah 30:10

They say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets,
“Do not prophesy the truth to us.
Tell us flattering things.
Prophesy illusions.

2 Kings 17:13

Still, the Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep My commands and statutes according to all the law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through My servants the prophets.”

Jeremiah 23:31

I am against the prophets”—the Lord’s declaration—“who use their own tongues to make a declaration.

Jeremiah 27:18

If they are indeed prophets and if the word of the Lord is with them, let them intercede with the Lord of Hosts not to let the articles that remain in the Lord’s temple, in the palace of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem go to Babylon.’

Acts 15:15

And the words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written:

Revelation 10:7

but in the days of the sound of the seventh angel, when he will blow his trumpet, then God’s hidden plan will be completed, as He announced to His servants the prophets.”

2 Chronicles 24:19

Nevertheless, He sent them prophets to bring them back to the Lord; they admonished them, but the people would not listen.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests rule by their own authority.
My people love it like this.
But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 23:21

I did not send these prophets,
yet they ran with a message.
I did not speak to them,
yet they prophesied.

Matthew 23:31

You, therefore, testify against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.

Jeremiah 23:15

Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says concerning the prophets:I am about to feed them wormwood
and give them poisoned water to drink,
for from the prophets of Jerusalem
ungodliness has spread throughout the land.

Jeremiah 29:8

For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “Don’t let your prophets who are among you and your diviners deceive you, and don’t listen to the dreams you elicit from them,

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us; they displease God and are hostile to everyone,

Ezekiel 13:3

This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing.

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sacred Anointing » Persons who received » Prophets

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

Chariots » Illustrative of » Prophets

2 Kings 2:12

As Elisha watched, he kept crying out, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!” Then he never saw Elijah again. He took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.

2 Kings 13:14

When Elisha became sick with the illness that he died from, Jehoash king of Israel went down and wept over him and said, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!”

Holiness » Exemplified » Prophets

Luke 1:70

just as He spoke by the mouth
of His holy prophets in ancient times;

Prophets » General references to

2 Chronicles 20:20

In the morning they got up early and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa. As they were about to go out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem. Believe in Yahweh your God, and you will be established; believe in His prophets, and you will succeed.”

Matthew 13:57

And they were offended by Him.But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.”

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Called seers

2 Chronicles 19:2

Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the Lord’s wrath is on you.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

1 Chronicles 29:29

As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,

2 Samuel 24:11

When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the Lord had come to the prophet Gad, David’s seer:

2 Chronicles 16:7

At that time, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and said to him, “Because you depended on the king of Aram and have not depended on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.

Prophets » Inspiration of » Promises of special

Jeremiah 5:14

Therefore, this is what the Lord God of Hosts says:Because you have spoken this word,
I am going to make My words
become fire in your mouth.
These people are the wood,
and the fire will consume them.

Isaiah 51:16

I have put My words in your mouth,
and covered you in the shadow of My hand,
in order to plant the heavens,
to found the earth,
and to say to Zion, “You are My people.”

More verses: Exodus 4:12 Matthew 10:19

Prophets » Inspiration of » General references to inspiration of prophets and teachers

1 Peter 1:11

They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow.

2 Kings 3:11-12

But Jehoshaphat said, "Isn't there a prophet of the Lord here? Let's inquire of the Lord through him." One of the servants of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha son of Shaphat, who used to pour water on Elijah's hands, is here." Jehoshaphat affirmed, "The Lord's words are with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went to him.

2 Kings 17:13

Still, the Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep My commands and statutes according to all the law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through My servants the prophets.”

Prophets » Examples of » Sent by God as divine messengers

Matthew 22:3

He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come.

Zechariah 2:8

For the Lord of Hosts says this: “He has sent Me for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.

Zechariah 4:9

“Zerubbabel’s hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent me to you.

Numbers 16:28

Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord sent me to do all these things and that it was not of my own will:

Isaiah 48:16

Approach Me and listen to this.
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;
from the time anything existed, I was there.”
And now the Lord God
has sent me and His Spirit.

Prophets » Called seers

2 Chronicles 9:29

The remaining events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Nathan the Prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the Visions of Iddo the Seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.

2 Chronicles 12:15

The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Shemaiah the Prophet and of Iddo the Seer concerning genealogies. There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their reigns.

1 Chronicles 29:29

As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,

1 Chronicles 9:22

The total number of those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds was 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed them to their trusted positions.

2 Samuel 24:11

When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the Lord had come to the prophet Gad, David’s seer:

Prophets » Frequently in their actions, &c were made signs to the people

Jeremiah 19:1

This is what the Lord says: “Go, buy a potter’s clay jar. Take some of the elders of the people and some of the leading priests

Jeremiah 19:10

“Then you are to shatter the jar in the presence of the people traveling with you,

Jeremiah 43:9

“Pick up some large stones and set them in the mortar of the brick pavement that is at the opening of Pharaoh’s palace at Tahpanhes. Do this in the sight of the Judean men

Jeremiah 51:63

When you have finished reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the middle of the Euphrates River.

Isaiah 20:2-4

during that time the Lord had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Go, take off your sackcloth and remove the sandals from your feet," and he did so, going naked and barefoot- the Lord said, "As My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and omen against Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old alike, naked and barefoot, with bared buttocks, to Egypt's shame.

More verses: Jeremiah 27:2

Prophets » Were sent to » Denounce the wickedness of kings

1 Kings 18:18

He replied, “I have not destroyed Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because you have abandoned the Lord’s commands and followed the Baals.

2 Samuel 12:7-12

Nathan replied to David, "You are the man! This is what the Lord God of Israel says: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master's house to you and your master's wives into your arms, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah, and if that was not enough, I would have given you even more. Why then have you despised the command of the Lord by doing what I consider evil? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife as your own wife-you murdered him with the Ammonite's sword. read more.
Now therefore, the sword will never leave your house because you despised Me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own wife.' "This is what the Lord says, 'I am going to bring disaster on you from your own family: I will take your wives and give them to another before your very eyes, and he will sleep with them publicly. You acted in secret, but I will do this before all Israel and in broad daylight.' "

1 Samuel 15:16-19

"Stop!" exclaimed Samuel. "Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night." "Tell me," he replied. Samuel continued, "Although you once considered yourself unimportant, have you not become the leader of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel and then sent you on a mission and said: 'Go and completely destroy the sinful Amalekites. Fight against them until you have annihilated them.' read more.
So why didn't you obey the Lord? Why did you rush on the plunder and do what was evil in the Lord's sight?"

1 Kings 21:17-22

Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite: "Get up and go to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria. You'll find him in Naboth's vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it. Tell him, 'This is what the Lord says: Have you murdered and also taken possession?' Then tell him, 'This is what the Lord says: In the place where the dogs licked Naboth's blood, the dogs will also lick your blood!' " read more.
Ahab said to Elijah, "So, you have caught me, my enemy." He replied, "I have caught you because you devoted yourself to do what is evil in the Lord's sight. This is what the Lord says: 'I am about to bring disaster on you and will sweep away your descendants: I will eliminate all of Ahab's males, both slave and free, in Israel; I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have provoked [My] anger and caused Israel to sin.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Prophets in the Christian church

Acts 13:1

In the church that was at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 11:27

In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Prophets » Often led a wandering and unsettled life

1 Kings 19:15

Then the Lord said to him, “Go and return by the way you came to the Wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive, you are to anoint Hazael as king over Aram.

2 Kings 4:10

so let’s make a small room upstairs and put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp there for him. Whenever he comes, he can stay there.”

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

1 Kings 18:10-12

As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent someone to search for you. When they said, 'He is not here,' he made that kingdom or nation swear they had not found you. "Now you say, 'Go tell your lord, "Elijah is here!" ' But when I leave you, the Spirit of the Lord may carry you off to some place I don't know. Then when I go report to Ahab and he doesn't find you, he will kill me. But , your servant, have feared the Lord from my youth.

1 Kings 19:3

Then Elijah became afraid and immediately ran for his life. When he came to Beer-sheba that belonged to Judah, he left his servant there,

Prophets » Examples of » Schools of

Daniel 1:4

young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom, knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king’s palace—and to teach them the Chaldean language and literature.

2 Chronicles 17:9

They taught throughout Judah, having the book of the Lord’s instruction with them. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people.

2 Kings 2:5

Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho came up to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

2 Kings 4:38

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. The sons of the prophets were sitting at his feet. He said to his attendant, “Put on the large pot and make stew for the sons of the prophets.”

2 Kings 6:1

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Please notice that the place where we live under your supervision is too small for us.

Prophets » Martyrs

Jeremiah 2:30

I have struck down your children in vain;
they would not accept discipline.
Your own sword has devoured your prophets
like a ravaging lion.

Revelation 16:6

Because they poured out
the blood of the saints and the prophets,
You also gave them blood to drink;
they deserve it!

Luke 13:34

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.

Prophets » Ordinary » The sacred bards of the jews

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

1 Chronicles 25:1

David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:

1 Samuel 10:10

When Saul and his attendant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God took control of him, and he prophesied along with them.

Exodus 15:20-21

Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing. Miriam sang to them: Sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted; He has thrown the horse and its rider into the sea.

Prophets » Examples of » Ezekiel

Acts 11:28

Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine throughout the Roman world. This took place during the time of Claudius.

Ezekiel 11:5

Then the Spirit of the Lord came on me, and He told me, “You are to say: This is what the Lord says: That is what you are thinking, house of Israel; and I know the thoughts that arise in your mind.

Acts 21:11

He came to us, took Paul’s belt, tied his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews in Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into Gentile hands.’”

Ezekiel 3:17

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

Prophets » Were consulted in all difficulties

1 Samuel 28:15

“Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Samuel asked Saul.“I’m in serious trouble,” replied Saul. “The Philistines are fighting against me and God has turned away from me. He doesn’t answer me anymore, either through the prophets or in dreams. So I’ve called on you to tell me what I should do.”

1 Kings 22:7

But Jehoshaphat asked, “Isn’t there a prophet of Yahweh here anymore? Let’s ask him.”

1 Samuel 9:6

“Look,” the attendant said, “there’s a man of God in this city who is highly respected; everything he says is sure to come true. Let’s go there now. Maybe he’ll tell us which way we should go.”

1 Kings 14:2-4

Jeroboam said to his wife, "Go disguise yourself, so they won't know that you're Jeroboam's wife, and go to Shiloh. Ahijah the prophet is there; it was he who told about me becoming king over this people. Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy." Jeroboam's wife did that: she went to Shiloh and arrived at Ahijah's house. Ahijah could not see; his gaze was fixed due to his age.

Prophets » Wore a coarse dress of hair-cloth

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

2 Kings 1:8

They replied, “A hairy man with a leather belt around his waist.”He said, “It’s Elijah the Tishbite.”

Zechariah 13:4

On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Incognito

Judges 6:8

the Lord sent a prophet to them. He said to them, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I brought you out of Egypt and out of the place of slavery.

1 Samuel 2:27

A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Didn’t I reveal Myself to your ancestral house when it was in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh’s palace?

1 Kings 13:11

Now a certain old prophet was living in Bethel. His son came and told him all the deeds that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. His sons also told their father the words that he had spoken to the king.

1 Kings 20:35

One of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow prophet by the word of the Lord, “Strike me!” But the man refused to strike him.

Prophets » Predictions of » Were all fulfilled

2 Kings 10:10

Know, then, that not a word the Lord spoke against the house of Ahab will fail, for the Lord has done what He promised through His servant Elijah.”

Revelation 10:7

but in the days of the sound of the seventh angel, when he will blow his trumpet, then God’s hidden plan will be completed, as He announced to His servants the prophets.”

Isaiah 44:26

who confirms the message of His servant
and fulfills the counsel of His messengers;
who says to Jerusalem, “She will be inhabited,”
and to the cities of Judah, “They will be rebuilt,”
and I will restore her ruins;

Prophets » One generally attached to the king's household

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

2 Chronicles 29:25

Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord’s temple with cymbals, harps, and lyres according to the command of David, Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet. For the command was from the Lord through His prophets.

2 Samuel 24:11

When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the Lord had come to the prophet Gad, David’s seer:

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:15

The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Shemaiah the Prophet and of Iddo the Seer concerning genealogies. There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their reigns.

2 Chronicles 12:7

When the Lord saw that they had humbled themselves, the Lord’s message came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves; I will not destroy them but will grant them a little deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.

1 Kings 12:22

But a revelation from God came to Shemaiah, the man of God:

Prophets » Were sent to » Reprove the wicked and exhort to repentance

2 Kings 17:13

Still, the Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep My commands and statutes according to all the law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through My servants the prophets.”

2 Chronicles 24:19

Nevertheless, He sent them prophets to bring them back to the Lord; they admonished them, but the people would not listen.

Jeremiah 25:4-5

The Lord sent all His servants the prophets to you time and time again, but you have not obeyed or even paid attention. He announced, 'Turn, each of you, from your evil way of life and from your evil deeds. Live in the land the Lord gave to you and your ancestors forever and ever.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Ahijah

2 Chronicles 9:29

The remaining events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Nathan the Prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the Visions of Iddo the Seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.

1 Kings 11:29

During that time, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met Jeroboam on the road as Jeroboam came out of Jerusalem. Now Ahijah had wrapped himself with a new cloak, and the two of them were alone in the open field.

1 Kings 12:15

The king did not listen to the people, because this turn of events came from the Lord to carry out His word, which the Lord had spoken through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.

Prophets » Benefits of » Presents

2 Kings 4:42

A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of 20 loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”

1 Kings 14:3

Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

1 Samuel 9:7-8

"Suppose we do go," Saul said to his attendant, "what do we take the man? The food from our packs is gone, and there's no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?" The attendant answered Saul: "Here, I have a piece of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way."

2 Kings 8:8-9

So the king said to Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the Lord through him, 'Will I recover from this sickness?' " Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him a gift: 40 camel-loads of all kinds of goods from Damascus. When he came and stood before him, he said, "Your son, Ben-hadad king of Aram, has sent me to ask you, 'Will I recover from this sickness?' "

Ezekiel 13:19

You profane Me in front of My people for handfuls of barley and scraps of bread; you kill those who should not die and spare those who should not live, when you lie to My people, who listen to lies.

Prophets » The jews » Often imprisoned them

Jeremiah 32:2

At that time, the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was imprisoned in the guard’s courtyard in the palace of the king of Judah.

1 Kings 22:27

and say, ‘This is what the king says: Put this guy in prison and feed him only bread and water until I come back safely.’”

Jeremiah 37:15-16

The officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him and placed him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it had been made into a prison. So Jeremiah went into a cell in the dungeon and stayed there many days.

Prophets » FALSE

1 Kings 13:18

He said to him, “I am also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” The old prophet deceived him,

Nehemiah 6:12

I realized that God had not sent him, because of the prophecy he spoke against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Lamentations 2:14

?NunYour prophets saw visions for you
that were empty and deceptive;
they did not reveal your guilt
and so restore your fortunes.
They saw oracles for you
that were empty and misleading.

Jeremiah 23:30-32

Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets"-the Lord's declaration-"who steal My words from each other. I am against the prophets"-the Lord's declaration-"who use their own tongues to deliver an oracle. I am against those who prophesy false dreams"-the Lord's declaration-"telling them and leading My people astray with their falsehoods and their boasting. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people"-[this is] the Lord's declaration.

Jeremiah 23:25-27

"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said: I had a dream! I had a dream! How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds? Through their dreams that they tell one another, they make plans to cause My people to forget My name as their fathers forgot My name through Baal worship.

Prophets » The jews » Often put them to death

1 Kings 18:13

Wasn’t it reported to my lord what I did when Jezebel slaughtered the Lord’s prophets? I hid 100 of the prophets of the Lord, 50 men to a cave, and I provided them with food and water.

1 Kings 19:10

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of Hosts, but the Israelites have abandoned Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are looking for me to take my life.”

Matthew 23:34-37

This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town. So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. I assure you: All these things will come on this generation! read more.
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! The city who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!

Prophets » Frequently spake in parables and riddles

2 Samuel 12:1-6

So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him: There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one small ewe lamb that he had bought. It lived and grew up with him and his children. It shared his meager food and drank from his cup; it slept in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him. read more.
Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for his guest. David was infuriated with the man and said to Nathan: "As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die! Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb."

Ezekiel 17:2-10

"Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel. You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A great eagle with great wings, long pinions, and full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar. He plucked off its topmost shoot, brought it to the land of merchants, and set it in a city of traders. read more.
Then he took some of the land's seed and put it in a fertile field; he set it [like] a willow, a plant by abundant waters. It sprouted and became a spreading vine, low in height with its branches turned toward him, yet its roots stayed under it. So it became a vine, produced branches, and sent forth shoots. But there was another great eagle with great wings and thick plumage. And this vine bent its roots toward him! It stretched out its branches to him from its planting bed, so that he might water it. It had been planted in a good field by abundant waters in order to produce branches, bear fruit, and become a splendid vine. You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: Will it flourish? Will he not tear out its roots and strip off its fruit so that it shrivels? All its fresh leaves will wither! Great strength and many people will not be needed to pull it from its roots. Even though it is planted, will it flourish? Won't it completely wither when the east wind strikes it? It will wither on the bed where it sprouted."

Isaiah 5:1-7

I will sing about the one I love, a song about my loved one's vineyard: The one I love had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones, and planted it with the finest vines. He built a tower in the middle of it and even hewed out a winepress there. He expected it to yield good grapes, but it yielded worthless grapes. So now, residents of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between Me and My vineyard. read more.
What more could I have done for My vineyard than I did? Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes, did it yield worthless grapes? Now I will tell you what I am about to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge, and it will be consumed; I will tear down its wall, and it will be trampled. I will make it a wasteland. It will not be pruned or weeded; thorns and briers will grow up. I will also give orders to the clouds that rain should not fall on it. For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah, the plant He delighted in. He looked for justice but saw injustice, for righteousness, but heard cries of wretchedness.

Prophets » FALSE » Punishment of

Jeremiah 14:13-16

And I replied, "Oh no, Lord God ! The prophets are telling them, 'You won't see sword or suffer famine. I will certainly give you true peace in this place.' " But the Lord said to me, "These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceit of their own minds. "Therefore, this is what the Lord says concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, though I did not send them, and who say: There will never be sword or famine in this land: By sword and famine these prophets will meet their end. read more.
The people they are prophesying to will be thrown into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword. There will be no one to bury them-they, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. I will pour out their own evil on them."

Jeremiah 20:6

As for you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house, you will go into captivity. You will go to Babylon. There you will die, and there you will be buried, you and all your friends that you prophesied falsely to.’”

Jeremiah 28:16-17

Therefore, this is what the Lord says: 'I am about to send you off the face of the earth. You will die this year because you have spoken rebellion against the Lord.' " And the prophet Hananiah died that year in the seventh month.

Jeremiah 29:32

this is what the Lord says: I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. There will not be even one of his descendants living among these people, nor will any ever see the good that I will bring to My people”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“for he has preached rebellion against the Lord.”

Zechariah 13:3

If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of Yahweh. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.

Prophets » Frequently left without divine communications on account of sins of the people

1 Samuel 28:6

He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him in dreams or by the Urim or by the prophets.

Lamentations 2:9

?TetZion’s gates have fallen to the ground;
He has destroyed and shattered the bars on her gates.
Her king and her leaders live among the nations,
instruction is no more,
and even her prophets receive
no vision from the Lord.

Ezekiel 7:26

Disaster after disaster will come,
and there will be rumor after rumor.
Then they will seek a vision from a prophet,
but instruction will perish from the priests
and counsel from the elders.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Isaiah

Isaiah 1:1

The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

2 Kings 19:2

Then he sent Eliakim, who was in charge of the palace, Shebna the court secretary, and the leading priests, who were wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.

2 Chronicles 26:22

Now the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz wrote about the rest of the events of Uzziah’s reign, from beginning to end.

Prophets » Were sent to » Predict the coming, &c of Christ

John 1:45

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!”

Acts 3:24

“In addition, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, have also announced these days.

Prophets » Were called » Holy prophets

Revelation 18:20

Rejoice over her, heaven,
and you saints, apostles, and prophets,
because God has executed your judgment on her!

Luke 1:70

just as He spoke by the mouth
of His holy prophets in ancient times;

Prophets » Spake in the name of the lord

2 Chronicles 33:18

The rest of the events of Manasseh’s reign, along with his prayer to his God and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel, are written in the Records of Israel’s Kings.

Ezekiel 3:11

Go to your people, the exiles, and speak to them. Tell them, ‘This is what the Lord God says,’ whether they listen or refuse to listen.”

Prophets » Inspired by angels

Galatians 3:19

Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.

Hebrews 2:2

For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment,

Zechariah 1:9

I asked, “What are these, my lord?”The angel who was talking to me replied, “I will show you what they are.”

Zechariah 1:13-14

The Lord replied with kind and comforting words to the angel who was speaking with me. So the angel who was speaking with me said, "Proclaim: The Lord of Hosts says: I am extremely jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.

More verses: Zechariah 1:19

Prophets » Extraordinary » Often endued with miraculous power

Exodus 4:1-4

Then Moses answered, "What if they won't believe me and will not obey me but say, 'The Lord did not appear to you'?" The Lord asked him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. Then He said, "Throw it on the ground." He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake. Moses ran from it, read more.
but the Lord told him, "Stretch out your hand and grab it by the tail." So he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand.

1 Kings 17:23

Then Elijah took the boy, brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. Elijah said, “Look, your son is alive.”

2 Kings 5:3-8

She said to her mistress, "If only my master would go to the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his skin disease." So Naaman went and told his master what the girl from the land of Israel had said. Therefore, the king of Aram said, "Go and I will send a letter [with you] to the king of Israel." So he went and took with him 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold, and 10 changes of clothes. read more.
He brought the letter to the king of Israel, and it read: When this letter comes to you, note that I have sent you my servant Naaman for you to cure him of his skin disease. When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, "Am I God, killing and giving life that this man expects me to cure a man of his skin disease? Think it over and you will see that he is only picking a fight with me." When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel tore his clothes, he sent [a message] to the king, "Why have you torn your clothes? Have him come to me, and he will know there is a prophet in Israel."

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Jehu the son of hanani

1 Kings 16:1

Now the word of the Lord came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha:

1 Kings 16:7

Through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani the word of the Lord also came against Baasha and against his house because of all the evil he had done in the Lord’s sight, provoking Him with the work of his hands and being like the house of Jeroboam, and because Baasha had struck down the house of Jeroboam.

1 Kings 16:12

So Zimri destroyed the entire house of Baasha, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken against Baasha through Jehu the prophet.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Nathan

2 Samuel 7:2

the king said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, I am living in a cedar house while the ark of God sits inside tent curtains.”

2 Samuel 12:1

So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him:There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.

1 Kings 1:10

but he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the warriors, or his brother Solomon.

Prophets » Were sent to » Predict the downfall of nations

Isaiah 15:1

An oracle against Moab:Ar in Moab is devastated,
destroyed in a night.
Kir in Moab is devastated,
destroyed in a night.

Isaiah 17:1

An oracle against Damascus:Look, Damascus is no longer a city.
It has become a ruined heap.

Prophets » Ordinary » Trained up and instructed in schools

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

1 Samuel 19:20

he sent agents to seize David. However, when they saw the group of prophets prophesying with Samuel leading them, the Spirit of God came on Saul’s agents, and they also started prophesying.

2 Kings 2:5

Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho came up to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Jonah

2 Kings 14:25

He restored Israel’s border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through His servant, the prophet Jonah son of Amittai from Gath-hepher.

Matthew 12:39

But He answered them,“An evil and adulterous generation demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Jeremiah

2 Chronicles 36:12

He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet at the Lord’s command.

2 Chronicles 36:21

This fulfilled the word of the Lord through Jeremiah and the land enjoyed its Sabbath rest all the days of the desolation until 70 years were fulfilled.

Prophets » Were sent to » Exhort to faithfulness and constancy in God's service

2 Chronicles 15:1-2

The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. So he went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Asa and all Judah and Benjamin, hear me. The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.

Prophets » The jews » Often tried to make them speak smooth things

1 Kings 22:13

The messenger who went to call Micaiah instructed him, “Look, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable for the king. So let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably.”

Isaiah 30:10

They say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets,
“Do not prophesy the truth to us.
Tell us flattering things.
Prophesy illusions.

Amos 2:12

But you made the Nazirites drink wine
and commanded the prophets,
“Do not prophesy.”

Prophets » The jews » Often left without, on account of sin

1 Samuel 3:1

The boy Samuel served the Lord in Eli’s presence. In those days the word of the Lord was rare and prophetic visions were not widespread.

Amos 8:11-12

Hear this! The days are coming- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God - when I will send a famine through the land: not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from sea to sea and roam from north to east, seeking the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Iddo

2 Chronicles 9:29

The remaining events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Nathan the Prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the Visions of Iddo the Seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.

2 Chronicles 12:15

The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Shemaiah the Prophet and of Iddo the Seer concerning genealogies. There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their reigns.

Prophets » The jews » Require to hear and believe

2 Chronicles 20:20

In the morning they got up early and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa. As they were about to go out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem. Believe in Yahweh your God, and you will be established; believe in His prophets, and you will succeed.”

Deuteronomy 18:15

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.

Prophets » The historiographers of the jewish nation

2 Chronicles 9:29

The remaining events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Nathan the Prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the Visions of Iddo the Seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.

1 Chronicles 29:29

As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Azariah the son of oded

2 Chronicles 15:8

When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage and removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim. He renovated the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.

2 Chronicles 15:2

So he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Asa and all Judah and Benjamin, hear me. The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » David

Acts 2:30

Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne.

Psalm 16:8-11

I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely. For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see the Pit. read more.
You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.

Acts 2:25

For David says of Him:I saw the Lord ever before me;
because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Gad

1 Chronicles 29:29

As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,

2 Samuel 24:11

When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the Lord had come to the prophet Gad, David’s seer:

Prophets » Schools of

2 Kings 4:38

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. The sons of the prophets were sitting at his feet. He said to his attendant, “Put on the large pot and make stew for the sons of the prophets.”

1 Kings 20:35

One of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow prophet by the word of the Lord, “Strike me!” But the man refused to strike him.

2 Kings 9:1

The prophet Elisha called one of the sons of the prophets and said, “Tuck your mantle under your belt, take this flask of oil with you, and go to Ramoth-gilead.

2 Kings 2:3-15

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" He said, "Yes, I know. Be quiet." Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here; the Lord is sending me to Jericho." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went to Jericho. Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho came up to Elisha and said, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" He said, "Yes, I know. Be quiet." read more.
Elijah said to him, "Stay here; the Lord is sending me to the Jordan." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on. Fifty men from the sons of the prophets came and stood facing them from a distance while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the waters, which parted to the right and left. Then the two of them crossed over on dry ground. After they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell [me] what I can do for you before I am taken from you." So Elisha answered, "Please, let there be a double portion of your spirit on me." Elijah replied, "You have asked for something difficult. If you see me being taken from you, you will have it. If not, you won't." As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire with horses of fire suddenly appeared and separated the two of them. Then Elijah went up into heaven in the whirlwind. As Elisha watched, he kept crying out, "My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!" Then he never saw Elijah again. He took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces. Elisha picked up the mantle that had fallen off Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle Elijah had dropped and struck the waters. "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" he asked. He struck the waters himself, and they parted to the right and the left, and Elisha crossed over. When the sons of the prophets from Jericho, who were facing him, saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." They came to meet him and bowed down to the ground in front of him.

Prophets » God avenged all injuries done to

2 Kings 9:7

You are to strike down the house of your master Ahab so that I may avenge the blood shed by the hand of Jezebel—the blood of My servants the prophets and of all the servants of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:21-22

He allowed no one to oppress them; He rebuked kings on their behalf: "Do not touch My anointed ones or harm My prophets."

Prophets » God communicated to » By angels

Revelation 22:8-9

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown them to me. But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow slave with you, your brothers the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."

Daniel 8:15-26

While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man. I heard a human voice calling from the middle of the Ulai: "Gabriel, explain the vision to this man." So he approached where I was standing; when he came near, I was terrified and fell facedown. "Son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision refers to the time of the end." read more.
While he was speaking to me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face [to the ground]. Then he touched me, made me stand up, and said, "I am here to tell you what will happen at the conclusion of the time of wrath, because it refers to the appointed time of the end. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king. The four horns that took the place of the shattered horn represent four kingdoms. They will rise from that nation, but without its power. Near the end of their kingdoms, when the rebels have reached the full measure of their sin, an insolent king, skilled in intrigue, will come to the throne. His power will be great, but it will not be his own. He will cause terrible destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper through his cunning and by his influence, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In [a time of] peace, he will destroy many; he will even stand against the Prince of princes. But he will be shattered, not by human hands. The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true. Now you must seal up the vision because it refers to many days [in the future]."

Prophets » Examples of » Micaiah

2 Chronicles 20:14

In the middle of the congregation, the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel (son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite from Asaph’s descendants),

1 Kings 22:14

But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, I will say whatever the Lord says to me.”

Prophets » Often committed their predictions to writing

Jeremiah 36:2

“Take a scroll, and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I first spoke to you during Josiah’s reign until today.

2 Chronicles 21:12

Then a letter came to Jehoram from Elijah the prophet, saying:This is what Yahweh, the God of your ancestor David says: “Because you have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or in the ways of Asa king of Judah

Prophets » Benefits of » Presents refused by

2 Kings 5:16

But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, I stand before Him. I will not accept it.” Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused.

Numbers 22:18

But Balaam responded to the servants of Balak, “If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go against the command of the Lord my God to do anything small or great.

2 Kings 5:5

Therefore, the king of Aram said, “Go and I will send a letter with you to the king of Israel.”So he went and took with him 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold, and 10 changes of clothes.

1 Kings 13:7-8

Then the king declared to the man of God, "Come home with me, refresh yourself, and I'll give you a reward." But the man of God replied, "If you were to give me half your house, I still wouldn't go with you, and I wouldn't eat bread or drink water in this place,

Prophets » The jews » Persecuted them

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

Prophets » The messengers of God

2 Chronicles 36:15

But Yahweh, the God of their ancestors sent word against them by the hand of His messengers, sending them time and time again, for He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.

Isaiah 44:26

who confirms the message of His servant
and fulfills the counsel of His messengers;
who says to Jerusalem, “She will be inhabited,”
and to the cities of Judah, “They will be rebuilt,”
and I will restore her ruins;

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Haggai

Haggai 1:1

In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, the governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest:

Ezra 5:1

1 But when the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of Israel who was over them,

Ezra 6:14

So the Jewish elders continued successfully with the building under the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia.

Prophets » Extraordinary » Specially raised up on occasions of emergency

1 Samuel 3:19-21

Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let nothing he said prove false. All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a confirmed prophet of the Lord. The Lord continued to appear in Shiloh, because there He revealed Himself to Samuel by His word.

Isaiah 6:8-9

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: Who should I send? Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send me. And He replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive.

Prophets » Examples of » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 20:9

If I say, “I won’t mention Him
or speak any longer in His name,”
His message becomes a fire burning in my heart,
shut up in my bones.
I become tired of holding it in,
and I cannot prevail.

Jeremiah 1:9-10

Then the Lord reached out His hand, touched my mouth, and told me: Look, I have filled your mouth with My words. See, today I have set you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant.

Prophets » Not honored in their own country

Matthew 13:57

And they were offended by Him.But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.”

John 4:44

Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Luke 4:24-27

He also said, "I assure you: No prophet is accepted in his hometown. But I say to you, there were certainly many widows in Israel in Elijah's days, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months while a great famine came over all the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them-but to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. read more.
And in the prophet Elisha's time, there were many in Israel who had serious skin diseases, yet not one of them was healed -only Naaman the Syrian."

Prophets » Felt deeply on account of the calamities which they predicted

Isaiah 16:9-11

So I join with Jazer to weep for the vines of Sibmah; I drench Heshbon and Elealeh with my tears. Triumphant shouts have fallen silent over your summer [fruit] and your harvest. Joy and rejoicing have been removed from the orchard; no one is singing or shouting for joy in the vineyards. No one tramples grapes in the winepresses. I have put an end to the shouting. Therefore I moan like [the sound of] a lyre for Moab, [as does] my innermost being for Kir-heres.

Jeremiah 9:1-7

If my head were water, my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night over the slain of my dear people. If only I had a traveler's lodging place in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a solemn assembly of treacherous people. They bent their tongues [like] their bows; lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land, for they proceed from one evil to another, and they do not take Me into account. [This is] the Lord's declaration. read more.
Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander. Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong. You live in [a world] of deception. In [their] deception they refuse to know Me. [This is] the Lord's declaration. Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of My dear people?

Prophets » God communicated to » By an audible voice

1 Samuel 3:4-14

Then the Lord called Samuel, and he answered, "Here I am." He ran to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." "I didn't call," Eli replied. "Go and lie down." So he went and lay down. Once again the Lord called, "Samuel!" Samuel got up, went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; you called me." "I didn't call, my son," he replied. "Go and lie down." read more.
Now Samuel had not yet experienced the Lord, because the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. Once again, for the third time, the Lord called Samuel. He got up, went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli understood that the Lord was calling the boy. He told Samuel, "Go and lie down. If He calls you, say, 'Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.' " So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came, stood there, and called as before, "Samuel, Samuel!" Samuel responded, "Speak, for Your servant is listening." The Lord said to Samuel, "I am about to do something in Israel that everyone who hears about it will shudder. On that day I will carry out against Eli everything I said about his family, from beginning to end. I told him that I am going to judge his family forever because of the iniquity he knows about: his sons are defiling the sanctuary, and he has not stopped them. Therefore, I have sworn to Eli's family: The iniquity of Eli's family will never be wiped out by either sacrifice or offering."

Prophets » Sometimes uttered their predictions in verse

Isaiah 5:1

I will sing about the one I love,
a song about my loved one’s vineyard:
The one I love had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.

Deuteronomy 32:44

Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and recited all the words of this song in the presence of the people.

Prophets » Presented with gifts by those who consulted them

1 Kings 14:3

Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

1 Samuel 9:7-8

"Suppose we do go," Saul said to his attendant, "what do we take the man? The food from our packs is gone, and there's no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?" The attendant answered Saul: "Here, I have a piece of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way."

Prophets » Christ predicted to exercise the office of

Acts 3:22

Moses said:The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you.

Deuteronomy 18:15

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.

Prophets » Christ exercised the office of

Mark 10:32-34

They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. They were astonished, but those who followed Him were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, He began to tell them the things that would happen to Him. "Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death. Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles, and they will mock Him, spit on Him, flog Him, and kill Him, and He will rise after three days."

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as

Malachi 4:1

“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches.

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah.

Edom’s Certain Judgment

This is what the Lord God has said about Edom: We have heard a message from the Lord;
a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up, and let us go to war against her.”

2 Kings 14:25

He restored Israel’s border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through His servant, the prophet Jonah son of Amittai from Gath-hepher.

Hosea 14:1

Israel, return to Yahweh your God,
for you have stumbled in your sin.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Daniel

Matthew 24:15

“So when you see the abomination that causes desolation,spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand),

Daniel 12:11

From the time the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.

Prophets » Examples of » balaam

Numbers 23:12

He answered, “Shouldn’t I say exactly what the Lord puts in my mouth?”

Numbers 23:5

Then the Lord put a message in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak and say what I tell you.”

Prophets » Ordinary » Numerous in israel

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

Prophets » Often accompanied by music while predicting

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

2 Kings 3:15

Now, bring me a musician.”While the musician played, the Lord’s hand came on Elisha.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Enoch

Jude 1:14

And Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied about them:Look! The Lord comes
with thousands of His holy ones

Genesis 5:21-24

Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah. And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and fathered sons and daughters. So Enoch's life lasted 365 years. read more.
Enoch walked with God, and he was not there, because God took him.

Prophets » Were required » To be bold and undaunted

Ezekiel 2:6

“But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words, though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions. Don’t be afraid of their words or be discouraged by the look on their faces, for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 3:8-9

Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Don't be afraid of them or discouraged by [the look on] their faces, even though they are a rebellious house."

Prophets » Kept the chronicles

2 Chronicles 9:29

The remaining events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Nathan the Prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the Visions of Iddo the Seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.

2 Chronicles 12:15

The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Shemaiah the Prophet and of Iddo the Seer concerning genealogies. There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their reigns.

1 Chronicles 29:29

As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,

Prophets » Frequently married men

Ezekiel 24:18

I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

Prophets » Predictions of » Written on rolls and read to the people

Jeremiah 36:2

“Take a scroll, and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I first spoke to you during Josiah’s reign until today.

Isaiah 8:1

Then the Lord said to me, “Take a large piece of parchment and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

Prophets » God spake of old by

Hosea 12:10

I spoke through the prophets
and granted many visions;
I gave parables through the prophets.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Zechariah son of iddo

Zechariah 1:1

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, son of Iddo:

Ezra 5:1

1 But when the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem, in the name of the God of Israel who was over them,

Prophets » God communicated to » By dreams and visions

Prophets » Were under the influence of the holy ghost while prophesying

Luke 1:67

Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Agabus

Acts 11:28

Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine throughout the Roman world. This took place during the time of Claudius.

Acts 21:10

While we were staying there many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Amos

Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was one of the sheep breeders from Tekoa—what he saw regarding Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Amos 7:14-15

So Amos answered Amaziah, "I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs. But the Lord took me from following the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to My people Israel.' "

Prophets » FALSE » Instances of » 400 in samaria

1 Kings 22:6-12

So the king of Israel gathered the prophets, about 400 men, and asked them, "Should I go against Ramoth-gilead for war or should I refrain?" They replied, "March up, and the Lord will hand it over to the king." But Jehoshaphat asked, "Isn't there a prophet of Yahweh here any more? Let's ask him." The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man who can ask the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." "The king shouldn't say that!" Jehoshaphat replied. read more.
So the king of Israel called an officer and said, "Hurry [and get] Micaiah son of Imlah!" Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, clothed in royal attire, were each sitting on his own throne. They were on the threshing floor at the entrance to Samaria's gate, and all the prophets were prophesying in front of them. Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made iron horns and said, "This is what the Lord says: 'You will gore the Arameans with these until they are finished off.' " And all the prophets were prophesying the same: "March up to Ramoth-gilead and succeed, for the Lord will hand it over to the king."

2 Chronicles 18:5

So the king of Israel gathered the prophets, 400 men, and asked them, “Should we go to Ramoth-gilead for war or should I refrain?”They replied, “March up, and God will hand it over to the king.”

Prophets » Writings of, read in the synagogues every sabbath

Acts 13:15

After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any message of encouragement for the people, you can speak.”

Luke 4:17

The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him, and unrolling the scroll, He found the place where it was written:

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Joel

Joel 1:1

The word of the Lord that came to Joel son of Pethuel:

Acts 2:16

On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

Prophets » FALSE » Denunciations against

Jeremiah 14:15

“Therefore, this is what the Lord says concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, though I did not send them, and who say, ‘There will never be sword or famine in this land.’ By sword and famine these prophets will meet their end.

Deuteronomy 18:20

But the prophet who dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods—that prophet must die.’

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Iddo

2 Chronicles 13:22

The rest of the events of Abijah’s reign, along with his ways and his sayings, are written in the Writing of the Prophet Iddo.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Jeduthun

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

Prophets » Examples of » Zechariah

2 Chronicles 24:20

The Spirit of God took control of Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood above the people and said to them, “This is what God says, ‘Why are you transgressing the Lord’s commands and you do not prosper? Because you have abandoned the Lord, He has abandoned you.’”

Prophets » Persecutions of

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

Amos 2:12

But you made the Nazirites drink wine
and commanded the prophets,
“Do not prophesy.”

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 12:5

Then Shemaiah the prophet went to Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah who were gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak. He said to them: “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have abandoned Me; therefore, I have abandoned you into the hand of Shishak.’”

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » moses

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Obed

2 Chronicles 28:9

A prophet of the Lord named Oded was there. He went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Look, the Lord God of your ancestors handed them over to you because of His wrath against Judah, but you slaughtered them in a rage that has reached heaven.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Hanani

2 Chronicles 16:7

At that time, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and said to him, “Because you depended on the king of Aram and have not depended on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Oded

2 Chronicles 28:9

A prophet of the Lord named Oded was there. He went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Look, the Lord God of your ancestors handed them over to you because of His wrath against Judah, but you slaughtered them in a rage that has reached heaven.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » moses

Deuteronomy 18:18

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

Prophets » Were required » Not to speak anything but what they received from God

Deuteronomy 18:20

But the prophet who dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods—that prophet must die.’

Prophets » Were mighty through faith

Hebrews 11:32-40

And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight. read more.
Women received their dead raised to life again. Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection, and others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated. The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts, mountains, caves, and holes in the ground. All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Noah

Genesis 9:25-27

he said: Canaan will be cursed. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers. He also said: Praise the Lord, the God of Shem; Canaan will be his slave. God will extend Japheth; he will dwell in the tents of Shem; Canaan will be his slave.

Prophets » Were required » To be vigilant and faithful

Ezekiel 3:17-21

"Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. If I say to the wicked person: You will surely die, but you do not warn him-you don't speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life-that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life. read more.
Now if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, and I put a stumbling block in front of him, he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die because of his sin and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn the righteous person that he should not sin, and he does not sin, he will indeed live because he listened to [your] warning, and you will have saved your life."

Prophets » Sometimes thought it right to reject presents

2 Kings 5:15-16

Then Naaman and his whole company went back to the man of God, stood before him, and declared, "I know there's no God in the whole world except in Israel. Therefore, please accept a gift from your servant." But Elisha said, "As the Lord lives, I stand before Him. I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Hananiah

Jeremiah 28:17

And the prophet Hananiah died that year in the seventh month.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Micaiah the son of imlah

1 Kings 22:7-8

But Jehoshaphat asked, "Isn't there a prophet of Yahweh here any more? Let's ask him." The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man who can ask the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." "The king shouldn't say that!" Jehoshaphat replied.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Zadok

2 Samuel 15:27

The king also said to Zadok the priest, “Look, return to the city in peace and your two sons with you: your son Ahimaaz and Abiathar’s son Jonathan.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » John

Prophets » The servants of God

Jeremiah 35:15

Time and time again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: Turn, each one from his evil way of life, and correct your actions. Stop following other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I gave you and your ancestors. But you would not pay attention or obey Me.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Zechariah

Zechariah 1:1

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, son of Iddo:

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Ahijah

1 Kings 11:29

During that time, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met Jeroboam on the road as Jeroboam came out of Jerusalem. Now Ahijah had wrapped himself with a new cloak, and the two of them were alone in the open field.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Joshua

1 Kings 16:34

During his reign, Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. At the cost of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and at the cost of Segub his youngest, he set up its gates, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through Joshua son of Nun.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Elijah

1 Kings 18:36

At the time for offering the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet approached the altar and said, “Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that at Your word I have done all these things.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Elisha

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » samuel

1 Samuel 3:20

All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a confirmed prophet of the Lord.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Daniel

Matthew 24:15

“So when you see the abomination that causes desolation,spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand),

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » David

Matthew 13:35

so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:I will open My mouth in parables;
I will declare things kept secret
from the foundation of the world.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Eldad

Numbers 11:26

Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them—they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent—and they prophesied in the camp.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Medad

Numbers 11:26

Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them—they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent—and they prophesied in the camp.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Gad

1 Samuel 22:5

Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Prophet sent to eli

1 Samuel 2:27

A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Didn’t I reveal Myself to your ancestral house when it was in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh’s palace?

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Zephaniah

Zephaniah 1:1

The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Elisha

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Huldah

2 Kings 22:14

So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to the prophetess Huldah, wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem in the Second District. They spoke with her.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Peter

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » samuel

1 Samuel 3:20

All Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a confirmed prophet of the Lord.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Paul

Prophets » Predictions of » Proclaimed in the cities and streets

Jeremiah 11:6

The Lord said to me, “Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: Obey the words of this covenant and carry them out.

Prophets » Were required » To declare everything that the lord commanded

Jeremiah 26:2

“This is what the Lord says: Stand in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all Judah’s cities that are coming to worship there. Do not hold back a word.

Prophets » Examples of » The seventy elders

Numbers 11:25

Then the Lord descended in the cloud and spoke to him. He took some of the Spirit that was on Moses and placed the Spirit on the 70 elders. As the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they never did it again.

Prophets » Examples of » David

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Jeremiah

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Micaiah

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man who can ask Yahweh, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”“The king shouldn’t say that!” Jehoshaphat replied.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Abraham

Genesis 20:7

Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.”

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Isaiah

2 Kings 19:2

Then he sent Eliakim, who was in charge of the palace, Shebna the court secretary, and the leading priests, who were wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Nathan

2 Samuel 7:2

the king said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, I am living in a cedar house while the ark of God sits inside tent curtains.”

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » balaam

Numbers 22:5

he sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the Euphrates in the land of his people. Balak said to him: “Look, a people has come out of Egypt; they cover the surface of the land and are living right across from me.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Jehu

1 Kings 16:7

Through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani the word of the Lord also came against Baasha and against his house because of all the evil he had done in the Lord’s sight, provoking Him with the work of his hands and being like the house of Jeroboam, and because Baasha had struck down the house of Jeroboam.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Habakkuk

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Elijah

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!”

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » miriam

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with their tambourines and danced.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Prophet of judah

1 Kings 13:1

A man of God came from Judah to Bethel by a revelation from the Lord while Jeroboam was standing beside the altar to burn incense.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

Genesis 49:1

Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.

Prophets » Predictions of » Frequently proclaimed at the gate of the lord's house

Jeremiah 7:2

“Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord and there call out this word: Hear the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who enter through these gates to worship the Lord.

Prophets » Predictions of » Written on tables and fixed up in some public place

Habakkuk 2:2

The Lord answered me:Write down this vision;
clearly inscribe it on tablets
so one may easily read it.

Prophets » Were required » To receive with attention all God's communications

Ezekiel 3:10

Next He said to me: “Son of man, listen carefully to all My words that I speak to you and take them to heart.

Prophets » Were called » Holy men of God

Prophets » Were called » Seers

1 Samuel 9:9

Formerly in Israel, a man who was going to inquire of God would say, “Come, let’s go to the seer,” for the prophet of today was formerly called the seer.

Prophets » Were called » Men of God

1 Samuel 9:6

“Look,” the attendant said, “there’s a man of God in this city who is highly respected; everything he says is sure to come true. Let’s go there now. Maybe he’ll tell us which way we should go.”

Prophets » The watchmen of israel

Ezekiel 3:17

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:3

the word of the Lord came directly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar Canal. And the Lord’s hand was on him there.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:3

the word of the Lord came directly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar Canal. And the Lord’s hand was on him there.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Malachi

Malachi 1:1

An oracle: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Obadiah

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah.

Edom’s Certain Judgment

This is what the Lord God has said about Edom: We have heard a message from the Lord;
a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up, and let us go to war against her.”

Prophets » God communicated to » At various time and in divers ways

Prophets » The interpreters of dreams, &c

Daniel 1:17

God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind.

Prophets » Simple in their manner of life

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Prophets » Were esteemed as holy men

2 Kings 4:9

Then she said to her husband, “I know that the one who often passes by here is a holy man of God,

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Aaron

Exodus 7:1

The Lord answered Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet.

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Agabus

Acts 21:10

While we were staying there many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Prophet sent to israel

Judges 6:8

the Lord sent a prophet to them. He said to them, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I brought you out of Egypt and out of the place of slavery.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Deborah

Judges 4:4

Deborah, a woman who was a prophetess and the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Aaron

Exodus 7:1

The Lord answered Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet.

Prophets » Counselors to kings

Isaiah 37:2-3

Then he sent Eliakim, who was in charge of the palace, Shebna the scribe, and the older priests, wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. They said to him, "Hezekiah says: 'Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace, [as] when children come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to deliver them.

Prophets » Great patience of, under suffering

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » John the baptist

Luke 7:28

I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John, but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Prophets » Names of persons spoken of as » Zacharias

Luke 1:67

Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Zacharias the father of john

Luke 1:67

Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Hosea

Hosea 1:1

The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and of Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Micah

Micah 1:1

The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Moreshite—what he saw regarding Samaria and Jerusalem in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Nahum

Nahum 1:1

The oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Anna

Luke 2:36

There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

Prophets » Mentioned in scripture » Daughters of philip

Prophets » FALSE » Warnings to

Deuteronomy 13:1-3

"If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you, and that sign or wonder he has promised you comes about, but he says, 'Let us follow other gods,' which you have not known, 'and let us worship them,' do not listen to that prophet's words or to that dreamer. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul.

Prophets » Women sometimes endowed as

Prophets » God communicated to » His secret things

Prophets » Were called » Prophets of God

Ezra 5:2

Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak began to rebuild God’s house in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were with them, helping them.

Prophets » Assisted the jews in their great national undertakings

Ezra 5:2

Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak began to rebuild God’s house in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were with them, helping them.

Prophets » FALSE » Instances of » Noadiah

Nehemiah 6:14

My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who wanted to intimidate me.

Prophets » Commands

1 Kings 17:13

Then Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid; go and do as you have said. But first make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterward, you may make some for yourself and your son,

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.

2 Kings 4:7

She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest.”

2 Kings 3:16

Then he said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Dig ditch after ditch in this wadi.’

2 Kings 5:10

Then Elisha sent him a messenger, who said, “Go wash seven times in the Jordan and your flesh will be restored and you will be clean.”

More verses: 1 Samuel 1:17

Prophets » Voice

Matthew 13:35

so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:I will open My mouth in parables;
I will declare things kept secret
from the foundation of the world.

Luke 1:70

just as He spoke by the mouth
of His holy prophets in ancient times;

2 Peter 3:2

so that you can remember the words previously spoken by the holy prophets and the command of our Lord and Savior given through your apostles.

More verses: Matthew 21:4

The second coming of Christ » Foretold by » Prophets

Jude 1:14

And Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied about them:Look! The Lord comes
with thousands of His holy ones

Topics on Prophets

Believing Prophets

2;14;31

When Israel saw the great power that the Lord used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and believed in Him and in His servant Moses.

False Apostles, Prophets And Teachers

40;7;15-16

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.

False Prophets

23;8;20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

False Prophets Denounced

24;23;9-40

Concerning the prophets:My heart is broken within me,
and all my bones tremble.
I have become like a drunkard,
like a man overcome by wine,
because of the Lord,
because of His holy words.

False Prophets, Examples Of

66;2;20

But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.

God Sending Prophets

1;45;8

Therefore it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

God Sends Prophets

24;25;4

The Lord sent all His servants the prophets to you time and time again, but you have not obeyed or even paid attention.

God Spoke By The Prophets

15;9;11

You gave through Your servants the prophets, saying: “The land you are entering to possess is an impure land. The surrounding peoples have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness by their impurity and detestable practices.

Individual Prophets

5;34;10

No prophet has arisen again in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.

Killing Prophets

11;18;4

and took 100 prophets and hid them, 50 men to a cave, and provided them with food and water when Jezebel slaughtered the Lord’s prophets.

Named Prophets Of The Lord

1;20;7

Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.”

Prophets Killed

42;11;48

Therefore, you are witnesses that you approvethe deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their monuments.

Prophets Of Other Gods

11;18;19

Now summon all Israel to meet me at Mount Carmel, along with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

Prophets Suffering

59;5;10

Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience.

Prophets Who Were Not Sent

24;27;15

‘I have not sent them’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘and they are prophesying falsely in My name; therefore, I will banish you, and you will perish—you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.’”

Prophets, Lives Of

2;2;1-10

Now a man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman.

Prophets, Role Of

32;3;4

Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!”

Revelation Through Prophets

58;1;1

Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways.

School Of Prophets

9;19;19-24

When it was reported to Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

Sons Of The Prophets

11;20;35

One of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow prophet by the word of the Lord, “Strike me!” But the man refused to strike him.

Unnamed Prophets Of The Lord

28;12;13

The Lord brought Israel from Egypt by a prophet,
and Israel was tended by a prophet.

Wicked Prophets

24;5;31

The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests rule by their own authority.
My people love it like this.
But what will you do at the end of it?

Written In The Prophets

40;2;5

“In Bethlehem of Judea,” they told him, “because this is what was written by the prophet:

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