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Jeremiah 23:30

    Jeremiah 23:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, said the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who take my words, every one from his neighbour.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.

    World English Bible

    Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who steal my words everyone from his neighbor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 23:30

    I am against the prophets - Three cases are mentioned here which excited God's disapprobation:

    1. The prophets who stole the word from their neighbor; who associated with the true prophets, got some intelligence from them, and then went and published it as a revelation which themselves had received, Jeremiah 23:30.

    2. The prophets who used their tongues; הלקחים לשונם hallokechim leshonam, who lick or smooth with their tongues - gave their own counsels as Divine revelations, flattering them in their sins, and promising peace, when God had not spoken; and prefaced them, "Thus saith the Lord," Jeremiah 23:31.

    3. The prophets who made up false stories, which they termed prophecies, revealed to them in dreams; and thus caused the people to err, Jeremiah 23:32.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 23:30

    Jeremiah gives in succession the main characteristics of the teaching of the false prophets. The first is that they steal God's words from one another. Having no message from God, they try to imitate the true prophets.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 23:30

    23:30 That steal - That conspire together what to say to deceive the people, and so steal what they say one from another.