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Ezekiel 13:16-18 International Standard Version (ISV)

16 The prophets of Israel prophesied about Jerusalem and saw visions of peace concerning her, yet there’s no peace,’” declares the Lord God.

A Rebuke to Israel’s Women

17 “And now, Son of Man, turn toward and oppose[a] the women[b] of your people who prophesy according to their own wrong inclinations[c] and prophesy against them. 18 Tell them, ‘This is what the Lord God says, “How terrible it will be for those women who sew magical bracelets on all their wrists and make one-size-fits all headbands,[d] in order to entrap their souls. Will you hunt for the souls of my people and remain alive?


  1. Ezekiel 13:17 Lit. Man, set your face against
  2. Ezekiel 13:17 Lit. daughters
  3. Ezekiel 13:17 Lit. spirit
  4. Ezekiel 13:18 Or veils
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Ezekiel 13:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign Lord.”’

17 “Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them 18 and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own?

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