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Jeremiah 23:21

    Jeremiah 23:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I did not send these prophets, but they went running: I said nothing to them, but they gave out the prophet's word.

    Webster's Revision

    I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

    World English Bible

    I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I didn't speak to them, yet they prophesied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I spake not unto them, yet they prophesied.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 23:21

    I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran - Not to save souls, but to profit themselves.

    I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied - They never received the word at my mouth; yet they went, publishing their own deceits, and pretending them to be revelations from God. The churches which have legal emoluments are ever in danger of being overrun and ruined by worldly and self-interested priests.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 23:21

    Ran - i. e., hurried to take upon them the responsibilites of the prophetic office.