Jeremiah 5:13
New International Version
The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them.”

New Living Translation
God’s prophets are all windbags who don’t really speak for him. Let their predictions of disaster fall on themselves!’”

English Standard Version
The prophets will become wind; the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them!’”

Berean Study Bible
The prophets are but wind, for the word is not in them. So let their own predictions befall them.”

King James Bible
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

New King James Version
And the prophets become wind, For the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them.”

New American Standard Bible
“The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. So it will be done to them!”

NASB 1995
“The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!”

NASB 1977
“And the prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!”

Amplified Bible
“The prophets are like the wind [their prophecy will not come to pass], And the word [of God] is not in them. In this manner it will be done to them [as they prophesied, not to us].”

Christian Standard Bible
The prophets become only wind, for the LORD’s word is not in them. This will in fact happen to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The prophets become only wind, for the LORD’s word is not in them. This will in fact happen to them.

American Standard Version
and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Prophets shall be for the whirlwind, and thus it shall be done to them who do not have the word”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Our prophets became wind, and the word of the Lord was not in them.

Contemporary English Version
They tell these lies in my name, so now they will be killed in war or starve to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prophets have spoken in the wind, and there was no word of God in them: these things therefore shall befall them.

International Standard Version
The prophets are nothing but wind, and the word is not in them. So may the disaster happen to them!'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the prophets shall become wind, And the word is not in them; Thus be it done unto them.'

Literal Standard Version
And the prophets become wind, And the word is not in them, Thus it is done to them.”

New American Bible
The prophets are wind, and the word is not with them. Let it be done to them!”

NET Bible
The prophets will prove to be full of wind. The LORD has not spoken through them. So, let what they say happen to them.'"

New Revised Standard Version
The prophets are nothing but wind, for the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them!

New Heart English Bible
The prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."

World English Bible
The prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."

Young's Literal Translation
And the prophets become wind, And the word is not in them,' -- thus it is done by them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
No One is Just
12They have lied about the LORD and said: “He will not do anything; harm will not come to us; we will not see sword or famine. 13The prophets are but wind, for the word is not in them. So let their own predictions befall them.”

Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despising His words and scoffing at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD against His people was stirred up beyond remedy.

Job 8:2
"How long will you go on saying such things? The words of your mouth are a blustering wind.

Proverbs 25:14
Like clouds and wind without rain is the man who boasts of gifts never given.

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all a delusion; their works amount to nothing; their images are as empty as the wind.

Jeremiah 14:13
"Ah, Lord GOD!" I replied, "Look, the prophets are telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"

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 18:18
Then some said, "Come, let us make plans against Jeremiah, for the law will never be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the wise, nor an oracle to the prophet. Come, let us denounce him and pay no heed to any of his words."


Treasury of Scripture

And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done to them.

the prophets.

Jeremiah 14:13,15
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place…

Jeremiah 18:18
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Jeremiah 20:8-11
For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily…











(13) The word.--Literally, He who speaketh, i.e., Jehovah, as the speaker.

Thus shall it be done unto them.--Better, as a wish, may it so happen to them; may the evils the prophets foretell fall on their own heads. The speech comes from the lips of the unbelieving mockers.

Verse 13. - And the prophets, etc. A continuation of the speech of the unbelieving Jews. The word is not in them. The Authorized Version gives a good meaning, but it involves an interference with the points. The pointed text must be rendered, he who speaketh (through the prophets, viz. Jehovah) is not in them. Thus the Jews hurl against prophets like Jeremiah the very charge which Jeremiah himself brings against the "false prophets" in Jeremiah 23:25-32. Thus shall it be done; rather, so be it done; i.e. may the sword and famine, with which they threaten us, fall upon them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The prophets
וְהַנְּבִיאִים֙ (wə·han·nə·ḇî·’îm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

are
יִֽהְי֣וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

but wind,
לְר֔וּחַ (lə·rū·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

for the LORD’s word
וְהַדִּבֵּ֖ר (wə·had·dib·bêr)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1699: A pasture

is not in them.
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

So let [their own words]
כֹּ֥ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

be done
יֵעָשֶׂ֖ה (yê·‘ā·śeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

to
לָהֶֽם׃ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

them.”
ס (s)
Punctuation
Strong's Hebrew


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