Deuteronomy 18:20; Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 14:14–15; Zechariah 13:3

20 nBut the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or1 who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.


The priests did not say, Where is the Lord?

yThose who handle the law did not know me;

zthe shepherds1 transgressed against me;

athe prophets prophesied by Baal

and went after bthings that do not profit.


14 And the Lord said to me: The vprophets are prophesying lies in my name. wI did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, xworthless divination, and ythe deceit of their own minds. 15 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although wI did not send them, and who say, tSword and famine shall not come upon this land: zBy sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.


And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, nYou shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the Lord. And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.