Jeremiah 29:26
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New International Version
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.

King James Bible
The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that there should be officers [in] the house of Jehovah, over every madman and self-made prophet, that thou shouldest put him in the stocks and in the shackles.

World English Bible
Yahweh has made you priest in the place of Jehoiada the priest, that there may be officers in the house of Yahweh, for every man who is mad, and makes himself a prophet, that you should put him in the stocks and in shackles.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath made thee priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, for there being inspectors of the house of Jehovah, for every one mad and making himself a prophet, and thou hast put him unto the torture and unto the stocks.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet - Mad, משגע meshugga, in ecstatic rapture; such as appeared in the prophets, whether true or false, when under the influence, the one of God, the other of a demon. See 2 Kings 9:11; Hosea 9:7.

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officers.

Jeremiah 20:1,2 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD...

2 Kings 11:15,18 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said to them...

Acts 4:1 And as they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came on them,

Acts 5:24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things...

for every.

2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said to him, Is all well? why came this mad fellow to you?...

Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad...

Mark 3:21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

John 10:20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?

Acts 26:11,24 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them...

2 Corinthians 5:13-15 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause...

and maketh.

Jeremiah 29:27 Now therefore why have you not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which makes himself a prophet to you?

Deuteronomy 13:1-5 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder...

Zechariah 13:3-6 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say to him...

Matthew 21:23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said...

John 8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom make you yourself?

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man...

that thou.

Jeremiah 20:1,2 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD...

Jeremiah 38:6,28 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison...

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing...

2 Chronicles 18:26 And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction...

Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

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Finding God
Ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.' (Jeremiah xxix. 13.) The words of Jeremiah in their relation to God are very appropriate for men and women in whose hearts there is any longing after personal Holiness. Look at them: 'Ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart'. I like this word, because it turns our minds to the true and only source of light and life and power. We speak of seeking and getting the blessing; but,
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service

The Secret of Effectual Prayer
"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them."--MARK xi. 24. Here we have a summary of the teaching of our Lord Jesus on prayer. Nothing will so much help to convince us of the sin of our remissness in prayer, to discover its causes, and to give us courage to expect entire deliverance, as the careful study and then the believing acceptance of that teaching. The more heartily we enter into the mind of our blessed Lord, and set ourselves simply
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Mark 3:21
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

John 10:20
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"

Acts 16:24
When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Acts 26:24
At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning is driving you insane."

Acts 26:25
"I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable.

2 Corinthians 5:13
If we are "out of our mind," as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

Deuteronomy 13:1
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder,

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