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10 Who say to the seers, “Do not see”;
    to the prophets,[a] “Do not prophesy truth for us;
    speak smooth things to us, see visions that deceive!(A)
11 Turn aside from the way! Get out of the path!
    Let us hear no more
    of the Holy One of Israel!”(B)

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  1. 30:10 Seers…prophets: the two terms are synonyms for prophetic figures such as Isaiah (1:1; 2:1; 6:1, 5). There is wordplay between the nouns and their cognate verbs, both of which mean “to see.” The authorities are depicted as forbidding prophets to contradict their secret political and military policies.