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 LORD’s word is not in them. So let their own predictions befall them.”

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

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

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

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

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

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.

International Standard Version
The prophets are nothing but wind, and the word is not in them. So may the disaster happen 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 Heart English Bible
The prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The prophets are nothing but windbags. The LORD hasn't spoken through them, so let what they say 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.'

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
but the prophets shall become like wind, and there is no word in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

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

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

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.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.
Study Bible
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 LORD’s word is not in them. So let their own words be done to 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, though I did not send them, and who 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, or counsel to the wise, or an oracle to the prophet. Come, let us denounce him and pay no heed to any of his words."

Jeremiah 22:22
The wind will drive away all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into captivity. Then you will be ashamed and humiliated because of all your wickedness.

Jeremiah 43:2
then Azariah son of Hoshaiah, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are lying! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You must not go to Egypt to reside there.'

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…







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

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

but wind,
לְר֔וּחַ (lə·rū·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1699: A pasture

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

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

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

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

them.”
ס (s)
Punctuation
Strong's Hebrew
(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. 5:10-18 Multitudes are ruined by believing that God will not be so strict as his word says he will; by this artifice Satan undid mankind. Sinners are not willing to own any thing to be God's word, that tends to part them from, or to disquiet them in, their sins. Mocking and misusing the Lord's messengers, filled the measure of their iniquity. God can bring trouble upon us from places and causes very remote. He has mercy in store for his people, therefore will set bounds to this desolating judgment. Let us not overlook the nevertheless, ver. 18. This is the Lord's covenant with Israel. He thereby proclaims his holiness, and his utter displeasure against sin while sparing the sinner, Ps 89:30-35.
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