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Jeremiah 23:16

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23:16 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 

Jeremiah 23:26

Context
23:26 Those prophets are just prophesying lies. They are prophesying the delusions of their own minds. 4 

1 tn Heb “Yahweh of armies.”

sn See the study note on 2:19 for explanation of this title.

2 tn The words “to the people of Jerusalem” are not in the Hebrew text but are supplied in the translation to reflect the masculine plural form of the imperative and the second masculine plural form of the pronoun. These words have been supplied in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Heb “They tell of a vision of their own heart [= mind] not from the mouth of the Lord.”

4 sn See the parallel passage in Jer 14:13-15.



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