1 And the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy,
and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts,
Hear ye the word of the LORD;
3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that
follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge
for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD
saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others
to hope that they would confirm the word.
7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying
divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken
vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you,
saith the Lord GOD.
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity,
and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my
people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the
house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel;
and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying,
Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and,
lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that
it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye,
O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you,
Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with
a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing
shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume
14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered
morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation
thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall
be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them
that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto
you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning
Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there
is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters
of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy
thou against them,
18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew
pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of
every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people,
and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley
and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die,
and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying
to my people that hear your lies?
20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your
pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly,
and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls
go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out
of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted;
and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous
sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of
the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by
promising him life:
23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations:
for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
1 Then came certain
of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart,
and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face:
should I be enquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his
idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity
before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will
answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because
they are all estranged from me through their idols.
6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away
your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that
sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and
setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock
of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to
enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by
8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him
a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst
of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing,
I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out
my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the
punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of
him that seeketh unto him;
11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither
be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that
they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord
12 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing
grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will
break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon
it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it,
they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness,
saith the Lord GOD.
15 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they
spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through
because of the beasts:
16 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only
shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
17 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go
through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
18 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they
only shall be delivered themselves.
19 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my
fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith
the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they
shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my
four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine,
and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it
man and beast?
22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be
brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come
forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings:
and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought
upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon
23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their
doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause
all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
1 And the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than
a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take
a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth
both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet
for any work?
5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much
less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured
it, and it is burned?
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among
the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for
fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from
one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know
that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed
a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.