Elisha Is Jeered

23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered(A) at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!”

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23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

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“How long will you say such things?(A)
    Your words are a blustering wind.(B)

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How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

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14 Therefore hear the word of the Lord,(A) you scoffers(B)
    who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

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22 Now stop your mocking,(A)
    or your chains will become heavier;
the Lord, the Lord Almighty, has told me
    of the destruction decreed(B) against the whole land.(C)

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22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

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20 The ruthless(A) will vanish,(B)
    the mockers(C) will disappear,
    and all who have an eye for evil(D) will be cut down—

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20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

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Who are you mocking?
    At whom do you sneer
    and stick out your tongue?
Are you not a brood of rebels,(A)
    the offspring of liars?

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Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.

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13 The prophets(A) are but wind(B)
    and the word is not in them;
    so let what they say be done to them.”

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13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

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Azariah son of Hoshaiah(A) and Johanan(B) son of Kareah and all the arrogant(C) men said to Jeremiah, “You are lying!(D) The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You must not go to Egypt to settle there.’(E)

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Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:

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11 If a liar and deceiver(A) comes and says,
    ‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’(B)
    that would be just the prophet for this people!(C)

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11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.

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