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Ezekiel 13 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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False Prophets Condemned

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:1 - Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:2 - “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own [fn]inspiration, ‘Listen to the word of the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:3 - ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:4 - “Israel, your prophets have been like jackals among ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:5 - “You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build up a stone wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:6 - “They see deceit and lying divination, those who are saying, ‘The LORD declares,’ when the LORD has not sent them; yet they wait for the fulfillment of their word!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:7 - “Did you not see a false vision and tell a lying divination when you said, ‘The LORD declares,’ but it is not I who have spoken?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:8 - Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: “Because you have spoken deceit and have seen a lie, therefore behold, I am against you,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:9 - “So My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will [fn]have no place in the council of My people, nor will they be written down in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel, [fn]so that you may know that I am the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:10 - “It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:11 - so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, hailstones, will fall, and a violent wind will break out.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:12 - “Behold, when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, ‘Where is the plaster with which you plastered it?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:13 - Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: “I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:14 - “So I will tear down the wall which you plastered over with whitewash and hurl it down to the ground, so that its foundation is exposed; and when it falls, you will perish in its midst. And you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:15 - “So I will expend My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it over with whitewash; and I will say to you, ‘The wall [fn]is gone and those who plastered it are gone,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:16 - along with the prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem, and who see a vision of peace for her when there is no peace,’ declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:17 - “Now you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who are talking like prophets from their own [fn]imagination. Prophesy against them
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:18 - and say, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Woe to the women who sew magic bands on [fn]all wrists and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to capture souls! Will you capture the souls of My people, but keep the souls of others alive for yourselves?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:19 - “For handfuls of barley and pieces of bread, you have profaned Me to My people, to put to death [fn]some who should not die, and to keep [fn]others alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:20 - Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: “Behold, I am against your magic bands by which you capture souls there as [fn]birds, and I will tear them from your arms; and I will let [fn]them go, those souls whom you capture as [fn]birds.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:21 - “I will also tear off your veils and save My people from your hands, and they will no longer be in your hands as prey; and you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:22 - “Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him pain, but you have [fn]encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way to keep him alive,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:23 - therefore you women will no longer see deceitful visions or practice divination, and I will save My people from your hands. So you will know that I am the LORD.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit heart
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
Lit not be in
Or and you will know
Lit is not...are not
Lit heart
Lit all joints of the hand; MT of my hands
Lit souls
Lit souls
Or flying ones
Or flying ones
Or flying ones
Lit strengthened the hands of

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