11 Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray(A) for the well-being of this people. 12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry;(B) though they offer burnt offerings(C) and grain offerings,(D) I will not accept(E) them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword,(F) famine(G) and plague.”(H)

13 But I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! The prophets(I) keep telling them, ‘You will not see the sword or suffer famine.(J) Indeed, I will give you lasting peace(K) in this place.’”

14 Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies(L) in my name. I have not sent(M) them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions,(N) divinations,(O) idolatries[a] and the delusions of their own minds. 15 Therefore this is what the Lord says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, ‘No sword or famine will touch this land.’ Those same prophets will perish(P) by sword and famine.(Q) 16 And the people they are prophesying to will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and sword. There will be no one to bury(R) them, their wives, their sons and their daughters.(S) I will pour out on them the calamity they deserve.(T)

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  1. Jeremiah 14:14 Or visions, worthless divinations

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