But as for you, (A)do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your [a]dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon.’ 10 For they prophesy a (B)lie to you in order to (C)remove you far from your land; and I will drive you out and you will perish.

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  1. Jeremiah 27:9 Lit dreams

14 So (A)do not listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon,’ for they prophesy a (B)lie to you; 15 for (C)I have not sent them,” declares the Lord, “but they (D)prophesy falsely in My name, in order that I may (E)drive you out and that you may perish, (F)you and the prophets who prophesy to you.”

16 Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, “Thus says the Lord: Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, ‘Behold, the (G)vessels of the Lord’s house will now shortly be brought again from Babylon’; for they are prophesying a (H)lie to you. 17 Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should this city (I)become a ruin?

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Testing the Spirits

(A)Beloved, do not believe every (B)spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because (C)many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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