Jeremiah 23:28

“The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The prophet that hath a dreame, let him tell a dreame; and hee that hath my word, let him speake my word faithfully: what is the chaffe to the wheat, sayth the Lord ?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The prophet who has a dream may relate {his} dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have {in common} with grain? declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat? saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a prophet has a dream, let him give out his dream; and he who has my word, let him give out my word in good faith. What has the dry stem to do with the grain? says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell the dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD?
- Webster's Bible

The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat? says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

The prophet with whom [is] a dream, Let him recount the dream, And he with whom [is] My word, Let him truly speak My word. What -- to the straw with the corn? An affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath My word; let him speak My word faithfully. What hath the straw to do with the wheat? saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 23:28


23:28 What is the wheat - There is as much difference between my will and their dreams, as there is betwixt the chaff and the wheat.


Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • Norm
    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus said unto them, Seest thou these great buildings? For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many.
  • Michael C.
    Some become false prophets and false teachers for the sake of money; some for fear of persecution, use the church as a platform for contradicting and opposing the cross of Christ; and because they themselves are not willing for Jesus to rule over them, thus they teach. The enemy that sowed them is the devil. Very soon they shall all be gone, and the kingdom given to the Lord's people to rule.
  • Anonymous for verse 29
    If a preacher does not speak by inspiration, then it is "The Word ". Every time we read the Word it should confront us with light, or warmth, or melting, or purifying, or consuming, this then is "My Word ". If we are too hard for this process then the hammer has to be applied
  • This Branch is Lord Jesus Christ, in His second coming to rule in the millenium. But Satan is also planning a counterfeit to fool people in the New World Order, to be ruled by some smart, crazy guy, bearing the name of our Saviour.
  • LOURDES
    Pastors have to study the word of God faithfully and pray for the counsel of the Holy Spirit of God to reveal what God is actually saying in His Word. If those Pastors cater to the immature or the unconverted members of their local churches because they do not want to lose majority of their members for financial reasons and only say what they want to hear with their itching ears, the judgment of God will fall upon them.
  • Min BD Moore for verse 1
    God means what he says to Pastors first who shall suffer the greater condemnation and to members who are to be edified by the gift and revelation and understanding he gives to his pastors Who must submitt themselves to those who have rulership over them God will deal with disobeiance on every level

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