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Jeremiah 29:8-9

Context

29:8 “For the Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1  says, ‘Do not let the prophets or those among you who claim to be able to predict the future by divination 2  deceive you. And do not pay any attention to the dreams that you are encouraging them to dream. 29:9 They are prophesying lies to you and claiming my authority to do so. 3  But I did not send them. I, the Lord, affirm it!’ 4 

Jeremiah 29:21

Context

29:21 “The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 5  also has something to say about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies to you and claiming my authority to do so. 6  ‘I will hand them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and he will execute them before your very eyes.

1 tn Heb “Yahweh of armies, the God of Israel.”

sn See study notes on 2:19 and 7:3 for the explanation of this title.

2 sn See the study notes on 27:9 for this term.

3 tn Heb “prophesying lies to you in my name.”

sn For the significance of “in my name” see the study notes on 14:14 and 23:27.

4 tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”

5 tn Heb “Yahweh of armies, the God of Israel.”

sn See study notes on 2:19 and 7:3 for the explanation of this title.

6 tn Heb “prophesying lies in my name.” For an explanation of this idiom see the study notes on 14:14 and 23:27.



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