Eliezer son of Dodavahu from Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, “Because 1 you made an alliance with Ahaziah, the Lord will shatter what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and unable to go to sea. 2
Then the priests and the prophets made their charges before the officials and all the people. They said, 1 “This man should be condemned to die 2 because he prophesied against this city. You have heard him do so 3 with your own ears.”
For King Zedekiah 1 had confined Jeremiah there after he had reproved him for prophesying as he did. He had asked Jeremiah, “Why do you keep prophesying these things? Why do you keep saying that the Lord says, ‘I will hand this city over to the king of Babylon? I will let him capture it. 2
Therefore prophesy, and tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to open your graves and will raise you from your graves, my people. I will bring you to the land of Israel.
On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons and do 1 many powerful deeds?’
When everyone who had known him previously saw him prophesying with the prophets, the people all asked one another, “What on earth has happened to the son of Kish? Does even Saul belong with the prophets?”
He even stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel. He lay there 1 naked all that day and night. (For that reason it is asked, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”)
David and the army officers selected some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy as they played stringed instruments and cymbals. 1 The following men were assigned this responsibility: 2
From the sons of Jeduthun: 1 Gedaliah, Zeri, 2 Jeshaiah, 3 Hashabiah, and Mattithiah – six in all, 4 under supervision of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied as he played a harp, giving thanks and praise to the Lord.
Your priests 1 did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord?’ 2 Those responsible for teaching my law 3 did not really know me. 4 Your rulers rebelled against me. Your prophets prophesied in the name of the god Baal. 5 They all worshiped idols that could not help them. 6
I did not send those prophets, though they claim to be prophesying in my name. They may be saying, ‘No war or famine will happen in this land.’ But I, the Lord, say this about 1 them: ‘War and starvation will kill those prophets.’ 2
You, Pashhur, and all your household 1 will go into exile in Babylon. You will die there and you will be buried there. The same thing will happen to all your friends to whom you have prophesied lies.’” 2
The Lord who rules over all 1 says to the people of Jerusalem: 2 “Do not listen to what those prophets are saying to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They are reporting visions of their own imaginations, not something the Lord has given them to say. 3
“Send a message to all the exiles in Babylon. Tell them, ‘The Lord has spoken about Shemaiah the Nehelamite. “Shemaiah has spoken to you as a prophet even though I did not send him. He is making you trust in a lie. 1
Now, while I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I threw myself face down and cried out with a loud voice, “Alas, sovereign Lord! You are completely wiping out the remnant of Israel!” 1
These two have the power 1 to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time 2 they are prophesying. They 3 have power 4 to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want.
“And you, son of man, prophesy, and clap your hands together. Let the sword strike twice, even three times! It is a sword for slaughter, a sword for the great slaughter surrounding them.
‘And in the last days 1 it will be,’ God says, ‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, 2 and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.
The elders of the Jews continued building and prospering, while at the same time 1 Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo continued prophesying. They built and brought it to completion by the command of the God of Israel and by the command of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia.