9:7 prophet is a fool. In their sin, the Israelites consider the Lord’s prophets to be foolish and idle talkers.
man of the spirit. Used in parallel with “prophet,” this is probably another expression for “man of God” (1 Sam. 10:6; 1 Kin. 18:12; 22:21–28; 2 Kin. 2:9, 16).
mad. The Hebrew word indicates a nonsensical babbler or madman (1 Sam. 21:13–15; 2 Kin. 9:11; Jer. 29:26).
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