26 How long? [a]Do the prophets delight to prophesy lies, even prophesying the deceit of their own heart?

27 Think they to cause [b]my people to forget my Name by their dreams, which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their forefathers have forgotten my Name for Baal?

28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him [c]tell a dream, and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully: [d]what is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord?

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:26 Hebrew, Is it in the heart of the Prophets?
  2. Jeremiah 23:27 He showeth that Satan raiseth up false prophets to bring the people from God.
  3. Jeremiah 23:28 Let the false prophet declare that it is his own fantasy, and not slander my word as though it were a cloak to cover his lies.
  4. Jeremiah 23:28 Meaning, that it is not sufficient for God’s ministers to abstain from lies, and to speak the word of God: but that there be judgment in alleging it, and that it may appear to be applied to the same purpose that it was spoken, Ezek. 3:27; 1 Cor. 2:13 and 4:2; 2 Tim. 2:25; 2 Pet. 4:10, 11.