Jeremiah 27:15
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English Standard Version
I have not sent them, declares the LORD, but they are prophesying falsely in my name, with the result that I will drive you out and you will perish, you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.”

King James Bible
For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.

American Standard Version
For I have not sent them, saith Jehovah, but they prophesy falsely in my name; that I may drive you out, and that ye may perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have not sent them, saith the Lord: and they prophesy in my name falsely: to drive you out, and that you may perish, both you, and the prophets that prophesy to you.

English Revised Version
For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, but they prophesy falsely in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy to you.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Therefore they must not hearken to their prophets, soothsayers, and sorcerers, that prophesy the contrary. The mention of dreams between the prophets and soothsayers on the one hand, and the enchanters and sorcerers on the other, strikes us as singular. It is, however, to be explained from the fact, that prophets and soothsayers often feigned dreams and dream-revelations (cf. Jeremiah 23:25); and other persons, too, might have dreams, and could give them out as significant. Cf. Jeremiah 29:8, where dreams are expressly distinguished from the discourse of the prophets and soothsayers. Whether the reckoning of five kinds of heathen prophecy has anything to do with the naming of five kings (Hitz.), appears to us to be questionable; but it is certain that Jeremiah does not design to specify five different, i.e., distinct and separate, kinds of heathen divination. For there was in reality no such distinction. Heathen prophecy was closely allied with sorcery ad soothsaying; cf. Deuteronomy 18:9., and Oehler on the Relation of Old Testament Prophecy to Heathen Divination (Tb. 1861). The enumeration of the multifarious means and methods for forecasting the future is designed to show the multitude of delusive schemes for supplying the lack of true and real divine inspiration. כּשּׁפים, equivalent to מכשּׁפים , the same which in Deuteronomy 18:10 is used along with מעונן. The explanation of the last-mentioned word is disputed. Some take it from ענן, cloud equals cloud-maker or storm-raiser; others from עין, eye equals fascinator, the idea being that of bewitching with the evil eye; see on Leviticus 19:26. The use of the word along with מנחשׁ וּמכשּׁף, Deuteronomy 18:10, favours the latter rendering, whereas no passage in which the word is used in the Old Testament supports the sig. storm-raiser. "That I should remove you," as is shown by the continuation of the infinitive by והדּחתּי. The false prophets delude the people, inducing them to rise in rebellion against Nebuchadnezzar, contrary to God's will, and thus simply bringing about their expulsion from their land, i.e., removal into banishment. למען shows, as frequently, that the inevitable consequence of these persons' proceedings is designed by them.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a lie. Heb. in a lie, or lyingly. that I.

Jeremiah 27:10 For they prophesy a lie to you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and you should perish.

2 Chronicles 18:17-22 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good to me, but evil...

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Are you made of the king's counsel? forbear...

Ezekiel 14:3-10 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face...

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible...

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

2 Timothy 2:17-19 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus...

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

Revelation 13:7,8,12-14 And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues...

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Jeremiah 6:13-15 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness...

Jeremiah 8:10-12 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them...

Jeremiah 14:15,16 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say...

Jeremiah 20:6 And you, Pashur, and all that dwell in your house shall go into captivity: and you shall come to Babylon, and there you shall die...

Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood...

Jeremiah 28:16,17 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, I will cast you from off the face of the earth: this year you shall die...

Jeremiah 29:22,23,31,32 And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah which are in Babylon, saying...

Micah 3:5-7 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace...

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 25:16
But as he was speaking, the king said to him, "Have we made you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" So the prophet stopped, but said, "I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel."

Jeremiah 6:13
"For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 14:15
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, 'Sword and famine shall not come upon this land': By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.

Jeremiah 14:16
And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them--them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.

Jeremiah 23:21
"I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.

Jeremiah 23:25
I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, 'I have dreamed, I have dreamed!'

Jeremiah 27:10
For it is a lie that they are prophesying to you, with the result that you will be removed far from your land, and I will drive you out, and you will perish.

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