New International Version
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace.
King James Bible
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
Darby Bible Translation
And they have healed the breach of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace! when there is no peace.
World English Bible
They have healed also the hurt of my people superficially, saying, 'Peace, peace!' when there is no peace.
Young's Literal Translation
And they heal the breach of the daughter of my people slightly, Saying, 'Peace, peace!' and there is no peace.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly - Of the daughter is not in the text, and is here improperly added: it is, however, in some MSS.
Peace, peace - Ye shall have prosperity - when there was none, and when God had determined that there should be none. Here the prophets prophesied falsely; and the people continued in sin, being deceived by the priests and the prophets.
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hurt. Heb. bruise, or breach.
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While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
2 Samuel 17:3
and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed."
They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace.
But I said, "Alas, Sovereign LORD! The prophets keep telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"
"'Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash,
those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign LORD."'
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