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Jeremiah 5:13

    Jeremiah 5:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the prophets will become wind, and the word is not in them; so it will be done to them.

    Webster's Revision

    and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

    World English Bible

    The prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:13

    And the prophets shall become wind - What are the prophets?

    Empty persons. Their words are wind; we hear the sound of their threatening but of the matter of the threatenings we shall hear no more.

    And the word is not in them - There is no inspirer, but may their own predictions fall on their own heads! This seems the natural sense of this passage.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 5:13

    Word - Rather, speaker. Literally, And he who speaketh is not in them, i. e., there is no one who speaketh in them; what the prophets say has no higher authority than themselves.

    Thus ... - i. e., May the evil which the prophets threaten fall upon their head.