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26 How long[a] will this be in the hearts[b] of the prophets who prophesy lies,[c] even the prophets of the deceitfulness of their hearts,[d] 27 who plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell each one to his neighbor, just as their ancestors[e] forgot my name through Baal? 28 The prophet who has with him a dream, let him tell the dream. But the prophet[f] who has my word with him, let him speak my word faithfully. What is straw compared to wheat?”[g] declares[h] Yahweh.

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  1. Jeremiah 23:26 Literally “Until when”
  2. Jeremiah 23:26 Hebrew “heart”
  3. Jeremiah 23:26 Hebrew “the lie”
  4. Jeremiah 23:26 Hebrew “heart”
  5. Jeremiah 23:27 Or “fathers”
  6. Jeremiah 23:28 Here the subject is supplied from context in the English translation
  7. Jeremiah 23:28 Literally “What to the straw in comparison with the wheat”
  8. Jeremiah 23:28 Literally “a declaration of”