Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.
"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, ‘The LORD declares,’ when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.
Instead, they have lied and said, ‘My message is from the LORD,’ even though the LORD never sent them. And yet they expect him to fulfill their prophecies!
All they do is fantasize comforting illusions and preach lying sermons. They say 'GOD says...'when GOD hasn't so much as breathed in their direction. And yet they stand around thinking that something they said is going to happen.
They have seen visions without substance and made use of secret arts, who say, The Lord has said; and the Lord has not sent them: hoping that the word would have effect.
They have envisioned falsehood and lying divination; they say, "Says the LORD," when the LORD has not sent them, and yet they wait for the fulfillment of their word!
"They have envisioned futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD!’ But the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope that the word may be confirmed.
and the LORD
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 sn The same description of a false prophet is found in Micah 2:11.
2 sn The
3 tn Or “confirmed”; NIV “to be fulfilled”; TEV “to come true.”