Jeremiah 14:14

“Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then the Lord said vnto me, The prophets prophecie lies in my Name, I sent them not, neither haue I commanded them, neither spake vnto them: they prophecie vnto you a false vision and diuination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Jehovah said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake I unto them: they prophesy unto you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their own heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Lord said to me, The prophets say false words in my name, and I gave them no orders, and I said nothing to them: what they say to you is a false vision and wonder-working words without substance, the deceit of their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said unto me, The prophets prophesy falsehood in my name; I have not sent them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
- Darby Bible

Then the LORD said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I have not sent them, neither have I commanded them, neither spoken to them: they prophesy to you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.
- Webster's Bible

Then Yahweh said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I didn't send them, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke I to them: they prophesy to you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nothing, and the deceit of their own heart.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto me: Falsehood the prophets are prophesying in My name, I did not send them, nor command them, Nor have I spoken unto them: A false vision, and divination, and vanity, And the deceit of their own heart, they are prophesying to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the LORD said unto me: 'The prophets prophesy lies in My name; I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke I unto them; they prophesy unto you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their own heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 14

  • A disciple
    "And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads." From the Rulers of the Jews to those who control the churches today; having always resisted the Holy Spirit, and refused the obedience and purity of Christ's teachings; are turned away empty.
  • Irene123
    There ARE 'prophets now; ANYONE at all who speaks of Jesus to anyone, is 'prophesying' - the same way John the Baptist did. That's all he did, was speak of Jesus. There are hundreds upon hundreds of prophets today. And John was sent also to baptize, but he 'witnessed' (prophesied of why he was baptizing). A witness of Jesus is prophesying of Him.
  • Sarah
    14:2 they are black unto the ground. Why doesn't the NIV or NKJV say that...hmmmmm I wonder.
  • Egbayelo
    God was angry with his people because they sinned against him. He is so angry that rain seized on the land and everybody including beast were hungry. He said even if they offer sacrifices and pray he would not hear. If they repented in those days he would have still forgive. They followed their heart and their false prophet and the word of God stood against them.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 22, God created rain and the natural system of water evaporation and warm-cool air pressures that create storms. However, the gentiles have learned through science, called vanities, the methods of weather manipulation. It is possible today to seed clouds so that they create rain. Here the Lord is given the acknowledgement that the Lord can change any effort of man. Israel is suffering a drought in this chapter. It is possible that this is a man made drought. The ultimate decision of what happens with rain and drought belongs to the Lord. Israel is asking for the Lords help. If the drought is symbolic of not winning battles then Israel is asking the Lord to be under his protection during this war. But verse 10 to 12 makes it clear that the Lord does not want this war, it is occurring because Israel wandered out of their boundaries with expansionism.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 14, Perhaps the Lord is saying that Israel claims to be Gods chosen people and therefore they feel they can do or say anything they want because the power of God is with them. The Lord is saying Israel can not do anything they want and claim it is the will of God. Israel is under the Lords control, not the other way around.

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