23 “Am I only a God nearby,(A)
declares the Lord,
    “and not a God far away?
24 Who can hide(B) in secret places
    so that I cannot see them?”
declares the Lord.
    “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”(C)
declares the Lord.

25 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies(D) in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream!(E) I had a dream!’ 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions(F) of their own minds?(G) 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget(H) my name, just as their ancestors forgot(I) my name through Baal worship.(J) 28 Let the prophet who has a dream(K) recount the dream, but let the one who has my word(L) speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord. 29 “Is not my word like fire,”(M) declares the Lord, “and like a hammer(N) that breaks a rock in pieces?

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