Jeremiah 23:30

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, sayth the Lord, that steale my worde euery one from his neighbour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, "who steal My words from each other."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
- Darby Bible

Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor.
- Webster's Bible

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

Therefore, lo, I [am] against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Stealing My words each from his neighbour.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal My words every one from his neighbour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


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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