Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou
unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own
spirit, and have seen nothing!
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of
Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD
hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the
Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas
ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies,
therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies:
they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the
writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and
ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no
peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall
be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind
shall rend it.
Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing
wherewith ye have daubed it?
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my
fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in
my fury to consume it.
So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring
it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall
fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the
Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it
with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that
To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see
visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which
prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all
armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt
the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of
bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should
not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye
there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will
let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they
shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made
sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his
wicked way, by promising him life:
Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver
my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.