New International Version
Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?
King James Bible
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
Darby Bible Translation
Who is he that saith, and there cometh to pass, what the Lord hath not commanded?
World English Bible
Who is he who says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord doesn't command it?
Young's Literal Translation
Who is this -- he hath said, and it is, And the Lord hath not commanded it?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To subvert a man in his cause - To prevent his having justice done him in a lawsuit, etc., by undue interference, as by suborning false witnesses, or exerting any kind of influence in opposition to truth and right. - Blayney.
The Lord approved not - Instead of אדני Adonai, seventeen MSS., of Kennicott's, and one ancient of my own, have יהוה Yehovah. Approveth not, לא ראה lo raah, doth not see, turns away his face from it, abhors it.
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For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least," declares the LORD.
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