I, the Lord, affirm 1 that I am opposed to those prophets who dream up lies and report them. They are misleading my people with their reckless lies. 2 I did not send them. I did not commission them. They are not helping these people at all. 3 I, the Lord, affirm it!” 4
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1 tn Heb “Oracle of the
2 tn Heb “with their lies and their recklessness.” This is an example of hendiadys where two nouns (in this case a concrete and an abstract one) are joined by “and” but one is intended to be the adjectival modifier of the other.
3 sn In the light of what has been said this is a rhetorical understatement; they are not only “not helping,” they are leading them to their doom (cf. vv. 19-22). This figure of speech is known as litotes.
4 tn Heb “Oracle of the