New Living Translation
"But you caused the Nazirites to sin by making them drink wine, and you commanded the prophets, 'Shut up!'
King James Bible
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
World English Bible
"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!'
Young's Literal Translation
And ye cause the Nazarites to drink wine, And on the prophets ye have laid a charge, Saying, 'Do not prophecy!'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:12 Ye gave - Importuned them to drink wine, to violate their vow, and contemn God's law.
"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. "If any of the people, either men or women, take the special vow of a Nazirite, setting themselves apart to the LORD in a special way,
They tell the seers, "Stop seeing visions!" They tell the prophets, "Don't tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies.
This is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who wanted me dead. They had said, "We will kill you if you do not stop prophesying in the LORD's name."
I set cups and jugs of wine before them and invited them to have a drink,
Don't bother us with your prophecies here in Bethel. This is the king's sanctuary and the national place of worship!"
Now then, listen to this message from the LORD: "You say, 'Don't prophesy against Israel. Stop preaching against my people.'
"Don't say such things," the people respond. "Don't prophesy like that. Such disasters will never come our way!"
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