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Jeremiah 23
Holman Christian Standard Bible
23"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" [This is] the LORD's declaration.H1945H7462H6H6327H6629H4830H5002H3068 2"Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd My people: You have scattered My flock, banished them, and have not attended to them. I will attend to you because of your evil acts"— the LORD's declaration.H559H3068H430H3478H7462H7462H5971H6327H6629H5080H6485H6485H7455H4611H5002H3068 3"I will gather the remnant of My flock from all the lands where I have banished them, and I will return them to their grazing land. They will become fruitful and numerous.H6908H7611H6629H776H5080H7725H5116H6509H7235 4I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them. They will no longer be afraid or dismayed, nor will any be missing." [This is] the LORD's declaration.H6965H7462H7462H3372H2865H6485H5002H3068 5"The days are coming"— [this is] the LORD's declaration— "when I will raise up a righteous Branch of David. He will reign wisely as king and administer justice and righteousness in the land.H3117H935H5002H3068H6965H1732H6662H6780H4428H4427H7919H6213H4941H6666H776 6In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. This is what He will be named: The LORD Is Our Righteousness.H3117H3063H3467H3478H7931H983H8034H7121H3072 7The days are coming"— the LORD's declaration— "when it will no longer be said: As the LORD lives who brought the Israelites from the land of Egypt,H3117H935H5002H3068H559H3068H2416H5927H1121H3478H776H4714 8but: As the LORD lives, who brought and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the land of the north and from all the other countries where I had banished them. They will dwell once more in their own land."H3068H2416H5927H935H2233H1004H3478H6828H776H776H5080H3427H127 9Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me, and all my bones tremble. I have become like a drunkard, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD, because of His holy words.H3820H7130H7665H5030H6106H7363H7910H376H1397H3196H5674H6440H3068H1697H6944 10For the land is full of adulterers; the land mourns because of the curse, and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up. Their way of life has become evil, and their power is not rightly usedH776H4390H5003H6440H423H776H56H4999H4057H3001H4794H7451H1369 11because both prophet and priest are ungodly, even in My house I have found their evil. [This is] the LORD's declaration.H5030H3548H2610H1004H4672H7451H5002H3068 12Therefore, their way will be to them like slippery paths in the gloom. They will be driven away and fall down there, for I will bring disaster on them, the year of their punishment. [This is] the LORD's declaration.H1870H2519H653H1760H5307H935H7451H8141H6486H5002H3068 13Among the prophets of Samaria I saw something disgusting: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.H7200H8604H5030H8111H5012H1168H5971H3478H8582 14Among the prophets of Jerusalem also I saw a horrible thing: They commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, and none turns his back on evil. They are all like Sodom to Me; Jerusalem's residents are like Gomorrah.H7200H5030H3389H8186H5003H1980H8267H2388H3027H7489H376H7725H7451H5467H3427H6017 15Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts says concerning the prophets: I am about to feed them wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land.H559H3068H6635H5030H398H3939H8248H4325H7219H5030H3389H2613H3318H776 16This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are making you worthless. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the LORD's mouth.H559H3068H6635H8085H1697H5030H5012H1891H1696H2377H3820H6310H3068 17They keep on saying to those who despise Me: The LORD has said: You will have peace. To everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his heart they have said, No harm will come to you."H559H559H5006H3068H1696H7965H559H1980H8307H3820H7451H935 18For who has stood in the council of the LORD to see and hear His word? Who has paid attention to His word and obeyed?H5975H5475H3068H7200H8085H1697H7181H1697H8085 19Look, a storm from the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling storm. It will whirl about the head of the wicked.H5591H3068H3318H2534H2342H5591H2342H7218H7563 20The LORD's anger will not turn back until He has completely fulfilled the purposes of His heart. In time to come you will understand it clearly.H639H3068H7725H6213H6965H4209H3820H319H3117H995H998 21I did not send these prophets, yet they ran [with a message]. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.H7971H5030H7323H1696H5012 22If they had really stood in My council, they would have enabled My people to hear My words and would have turned them back from their evil ways and their evil deeds.H5975H5475H5971H8085H1697H7725H7451H1870H7455H4611 23"Am I a God who is only near"— [this is] the LORD's declaration— "and not a God who is far away?H430H7138H5002H3068H430H7350 24Can a man hide himself in secret places where I cannot see him?"— the LORD's declaration. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?"— the LORD's declaration.H376H5641H4565H7200H5002H3068H4392H8064H776H5002H3068 25"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said: I had a dream! I had a dream!H8085H5030H559H5012H8267H8034H559H2492H2492 26How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?H3426H3820H5030H5012H8267H5030H8649H3820 27Through their dreams that they tell one another, they make plans to cause My people to forget My name as their fathers forgot My name through Baal worship.H2803H5971H7911H8034H2472H5608H376H7453H1H7911H8034H1168 28The prophet who has [only] a dream should recount the dream, but the one who has My word should speak My word truthfully, for what is straw [compared] to grain?"— the LORD's declaration.H5030H2472H5608H2472H1697H1696H1697H571H8401H1250H5002H3068 29"Is not My word like fire"— the LORD's declaration— "and like a sledgehammer that pulverizes rock?H1697H3541H784H5002H3068H6360H6327H5553H6327 30Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets"— the LORD's declaration— "who steal My words from each other.H5030H5002H3068H1589H1697H376H7453 31I am against the prophets"— the LORD's declaration— "who use their own tongues to deliver an oracle.H5030H5002H3068H3947H3956H5001H5002 32I am against those who prophesy false dreams"— the LORD's declaration— "telling them and leading My people astray with their falsehoods and their boasting. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people"— [this is] the LORD's declaration.H5012H8267H2472H5002H3068H5608H5971H8582H8267H6350H7971H6680H3276H5971H3276H5002H3068 33"Now when these people or a prophet or a priest asks you: What is the burden of the LORD? you will respond to them: What is the burden? I will throw you away"— [this is] the LORD's declaration.H5971H5030H3548H7592H559H4853H3068H559H4853H5203H5002H3068 34"As for the prophet, priest, or people who say: The burden of the LORD, I will punish that man and his household.H5030H3548H5971H559H4853H3068H6485H376H1004 35This is what each man is to say to his friend and to his brother: What has the LORD answered? or What has the LORD spoken?H559H376H7453H376H251H3068H6030H3068H1696 36But no longer refer to the burden of the LORD, for each man's word becomes his burden and you pervert the words of the living God, the LORD of Hosts, our God.H4853H3068H2142H376H1697H4853H2015H1697H2416H430H3068H6635H430 37You must say to the prophet: What has the LORD answered you? and What has the LORD spoken?H559H5030H3068H6030H3068H1696 38But if you say: The burden of the LORD, then this is what the LORD says: Because you have said, The burden of the LORD, and I specifically told you not to say, The burden of the LORD,H518H559H4853H3068H559H3068H559H1697H4853H3068H7971H559H559H4853H3068 39I will surely forget you and throw away from My presence both you and the city that I gave you and your fathers.H5377H5382H5203H5892H5414H1H6440 40I will bring on you everlasting shame and humiliation that will never be forgotten."H5414H5769H2781H5769H3640H7911


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