1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy and say unto those that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD:
3 thus hath the Lord GOD said: Woe unto the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD has not sent them, and they have made [others] to wait for the word to be confirmed.
7 Have ye not seen a vain vision and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD hath said [it]; albeit I have not spoken?
8 Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies; therefore, behold, I [am] against you, said the Lord GOD.
9 And my hand shall be against the prophets that see vanity and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the book of the house of Israel, neither shall they return to the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.
10 Therefore and because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and [there was] no peace; and one built up the wall, and, behold, others plastered it with loose mud:
11 say unto those who plaster [it] with loose mud, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing rain; and I shall send great hailstones that will cause it to fall; and a stormy wind shall rend [it].
12 And behold, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where [is] the mud with which ye have plastered [it]?
13 Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: I will cause a stormy wind to rend [it] in my fury; and there shall come an overflowing rain in my anger and great hailstones in [my] wrath to consume [it].
14 So I will break down the wall that ye have plastered with loose mud and bring it down to the ground, and its foundation shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall and upon those that have plastered it with loose mud and will say unto you, The wall [is] no [more], neither those that plastered it;
16 [to wit], the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem and who see visions of peace for her, and [there is] no peace, said the Lord GOD.
17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, who prophesy out of their own heart; prophesy thou against them,
18 And say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said; Woe to the [women] that sew pillows to all armholes and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Must ye hunt the souls of my people to maintain thus your own life?
19 And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying the souls that should not die and giving life to the souls that [should] not live, by your lying to my people that listen to the lie?
20 Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Behold, I [am] against your pillows, with which ye hunt there the loose souls, and I will tear them from your arms and will let the souls go, [even] the loose souls that ye hunt.
21 Your kerchiefs also I will tear and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall no longer be in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and ye strengthen the hands of the wicked that he should not leave his wicked way, encouraging him:
23 therefore ye shall not see vanity, nor divine divinations any longer: for I will deliver my people out of your hand; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.: