Jeremiah 23:16-25New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
16 The Lord who rules over all says to the people of Judah,
“Do not listen to what the prophets are saying to you. They fill you with false hopes. They talk about visions that come from their own minds. What they say does not come from my mouth. 17 They keep speaking to those who hate me. They say, ‘The Lord says you will have peace.’ They speak to all those who do what their stubborn hearts want them to do. They tell them, ‘No harm will come to you.’ 18 But which of them has ever stood in my courts? Have they been there to see a vision or hear my message? Who has listened and heard my message there? 19 A storm will burst out because of my great anger. A windstorm will sweep down on the heads of sinful people. 20 My anger will not turn back. I will accomplish everything I plan to do. In days to come you will understand it clearly. 21 I did not send these prophets. But they have run to tell you their message anyway. I did not speak to them. But they have still prophesied. 22 Suppose they had stood in my courts. Then they would have announced my message to my people. They would have turned my people from their evil ways. They would have turned them away from their sins.
23 “Am I only a God who is nearby?” announces the Lord. “Am I not a God who is also far away? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I can’t see them?” announces the Lord. “Don’t I fill heaven and earth?” announces the Lord.
25 “I have heard what the prophets are saying. They prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! The Lord has given me a dream!’
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