Jeremiah 23:30
New International Version
“Therefore,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me.

New Living Translation
“Therefore,” says the LORD, “I am against these prophets who steal messages from each other and claim they are from me.

English Standard Version
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who steal my words from one another.

Berean Study Bible
“Therefore behold,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words they attribute to Me.”

King James Bible
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

New King James Version
“Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says the LORD, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who steal My words from each other.

NASB 1995
“Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who steal My words from each other.

NASB 1977
“Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who steal My words from each other.

Amplified Bible
Therefore behold (hear this), I am against the [counterfeit] prophets,” says the LORD, “[I am descending on them with punishment, these prophets] who steal My words from one another [imitating the words of the true prophets].

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets” —the LORD’s declaration—“who steal my words from each other.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets"—the LORD’s declaration—"who steal My words from each other.

American Standard Version
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, behold, I am against the Prophets, says LORD JEHOVAH, who conceal my words, each man from his neighbor

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, I am therefore against the prophets, saith the Lord God, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore behold I am against the prophets, saith the Lord: who steal my words every one from his neighbor.

English Revised Version
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

Good News Translation
I am against those prophets who take each other's words and proclaim them as my message.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I'm against the prophets who steal my words from each other," declares the LORD.

International Standard Version
"Therefore, look, I'm against the prophets," declares the LORD, "who steal my words from each other.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal My words every one from his neighbour.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore, behold, I [am] against the prophets,” A declaration of YHWH, “Each stealing My words from his neighbor.

NET Bible
So I, the LORD, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who steal messages from one another that they claim are from me.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore look, I am against the prophets,' says the LORD, 'who steal my words everyone from his neighbor.

World English Bible
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who steal my words everyone from his neighbor.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, lo, I am against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Stealing My words each from his neighbour.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Lying Prophets
29“Is not My word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that smashes a rock?” 30“Therefore behold,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words they attribute to Me.” 31“Yes,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and proclaim, ‘The LORD declares it.’ ”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:20
But if any prophet dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or to speak in the name of other gods, that prophet must be put to death."

Psalm 34:16
But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to wipe out all memory of them from the earth.

Jeremiah 14:14
"The prophets are prophesying lies in My name," replied the LORD. "I did not send them or appoint them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, a worthless divination, the futility and delusion of their own minds.

Jeremiah 14:15
Therefore this is what the LORD says about the prophets who prophesy in My name: I did not send them, yet they say, 'No sword or famine will touch this land.' By sword and famine these very prophets will meet their end!

Jeremiah 21:13
Behold, I am against you who dwell above the valley, atop the rocky plateau--declares the LORD--you who say, "Who can come against us? Who can enter our dwellings?"

Jeremiah 23:31
"Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and proclaim, 'The LORD declares it.'"

Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: Because you have uttered vain words and seen false visions, I am against you, declares the Lord GOD.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, said the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.

Jeremiah 14:14,15
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart…

Jeremiah 44:11,29
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah…

Leviticus 20:3
And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.









(30) That steal my words . . .--Another note of the counterfeit prophet is found in the want of any living personal originality. The oracles of the dreamers were patchworks of plagiarism, and they borrowed, not as men might do legitimately, and as Jeremiah himself did, from the words of the great teachers of the past, but from men of their own time, false and unreal as themselves. What we should call the "clique" of false prophets went on repeating each other's phrases with a wearisome iteration. In "my words" we have, probably, the fact that, in part also, they decked out their teaching with the borrowed plumes of phrases from true prophets.

Verses 30-32. - The punishment solemnly introduced by a three times repeated, Behold, I am against, etc., corresponding to three several features of the conduct of the false prophets. First we are told that the prophets steal my words every one from his neighbor. The latter part of the phrase reminds us of ver. 27, but the neighbor in this case must mean, at any rate primarily, a fellow-prophet, one who has really received a revelation at first-hand from Jehovah. The "false prophets," not trusting to their "dreams" alone, listen greedily to the discourses of men like Jeremiah, not with a view to spiritual profit, but to making their own utterances more effective. We must remember that they lived by their prophesying (Micah 3:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Therefore
לָכֵ֛ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

behold,”
הִנְנִ֥י (hin·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

“I am against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the prophets
הַנְּבִאִ֖ים (han·nə·ḇi·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

who steal
מְגַנְּבֵ֣י (mə·ḡan·nə·ḇê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1589: To thieve, to deceive

from each
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

other
רֵעֵֽהוּ׃ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

words [they attribute] to Me.”
דְבָרַ֔י (ḏə·ḇā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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