Jeremiah 23:26

“How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How long shall this bee in the heart of the prophets that prophecie lies? yea they are prophets of the deceit of their owne heart;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How long? Is there {anything} in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even {these} prophets of the deception of their own heart,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is (my word) in the hearts of the prophets who give out false words, even the prophets of the deceit of their hearts?
- Basic English Bible

How long shall [this] be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, and who are prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
- Darby Bible

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yes, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
- Webster's Bible

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
- World English Bible

Till when is it in the heart of the prophets? The prophets of falsehood, Yea, prophets of the deceit of their heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

How long shall this be? Is it in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • Don Felipe
    Jeremiah 23 is part of the ominous warning God has given to believers. The very beginning of the chapter is setting up the prophecy of the Christian church in the last days before Jesus' returns in judgment. The history of the Hebrew nation is a mirror of the things that have come to pass in these latter days. Judgment must first come on the church...and it has already begun. May God have mercy
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - God just didn't like Sodom/Gomorrah; I guess He did (maybe) at one time, OR, His word does say he is of great mercy and slow to anger. People say there was no 'grace' with God in the O.T.; I think there was ................
  • Lu2677
    "Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith"
    Verse 31
  • Irene123
    Jer. 23:26-27; do these vs. remind anyone of an institution that was formed in 325 A.D.? especially v. 27.
  • Pastor Keith Carl Livingston
    I love in Allentown P.A. I notice some of our fellow churches don,t talk about the Holy Spirit much. they tell the bible like its a story. The bible is about u do Gods will,following God,s word with our whole hearts. Explain to the people that we are being judged by God in a spirit,and in truth. God is a spirit that we can feel when we truly sleek his anointing.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Verse 1 is particularly instructive since it reminds us of the emergence of false prophets which the Bible warns will be hallmark of the last days. "Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.". While the warning is directed at pastors, it applies to all who preach false doctrines that cause souls to stray from the path of righteousness.

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