Jeremiah 23:31

“Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beholde, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that vse their tongues, and say; He sayth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, "who use their tongues and declare, '{The Lord} declares.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who let their tongues say, He has said.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that use their tongues, and say, He hath said.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who use their tongues, and say, He says.
- World English Bible

Lo, I [am] against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are making smooth their tongue, And they affirm -- an affirmation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use there tongues and say: 'He saith.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 23:31


23:31 He - That is, the Lord saith.


Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • Steve morrow
    JEREMIAH 23:22 BUT IF THEY HAD STOOD IN MY COUNSEL AND HAD CAUSED MY PEOPLE TO HEAR MY WORDS THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE TURNED THEM FROM THEIR EVIL WAY AND FROM THE EVIL OF THEIR DOINGS
  • 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.

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