1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
2 'Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel; prophesy, and say to those who make up prophecies out of their own heads, "Hear what Yahweh says:
Ezek 13:17 Jer 37:19 Isa 9:15 Ezek 22:25 Ezek 22:28 Isa 1:10 2Chr 18:18-24
3 The Lord Yahweh says this: Disaster is in store for the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
Jer 23:28-32 Lam 2:14 Hos 9:7 Ezek 34:2 Jer 23:1 Zech 11:15 1Cor 9:16
4 Your prophets, Israel, are like ruin-haunting jackals!
1Tim 4:1-2 2Cor 11:13-15 2Thess 2:9-10 Eph 4:14 Gal 2:4 Matt 7:15 Mic 2:11
5 "You have not ventured into the breach; you have not built up the wall round the House of Israel, to hold fast in battle on the Day of Yahweh.
Ezek 22:30 Isa 58:12 Ps 106:23 Jer 23:22 Isa 13:6 Isa 13:9 1Thess 5:2
6 Theirs are futile visions and false predictions, who say: A prophecy from Yahweh, when Yahweh has not sent them; yet they expect their words to come true.
Ezek 22:28 Jer 28:15 Ezek 21:29 Jer 14:14 Jer 29:8 Jer 37:19 1Kgs 22:6
7 Have not the visions you see been futile, have not the predictions you make been false, although you say: A prophecy of Yahweh, when I have not spoken?
Ezek 13:2-3 Ezek 13:6 Matt 24:23-24
8 "Very well, the Lord Yahweh says this: Because of your futile words and false predictions, I am now against you -- declares Lord Yahweh.
Ezek 5:8 Ezek 21:3 Ezek 26:3 Ezek 28:22 Ezek 35:3 Nah 2:13 1Pet 3:12
9 My hand will be against the prophets who have futile visions and give false predictions; they will not be admitted to the council of my people, their names will not be entered in the roll of the House of Israel, they will not set foot on the soil of Israel; and they will know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
Ezek 20:38 Ps 69:28 Ps 87:6 Dan 12:1 Ezra 2:59 Jer 20:3-6 Jer 28:15-17
10 This is because they have misled my people by saying Peace! when there is no peace. When my people were repairing a wall, these men came and plastered it over!
Ezek 13:16 Ezek 22:28 Jer 6:14 2Kgs 21:9 Jer 8:11 Jer 14:13 1John 2:26
11 Tell these plasterers: It will rain hard, it will hail, it will blow a gale,
Ezek 38:22 Isa 28:2 Isa 25:4 Isa 28:15-18 Isa 29:6 Isa 32:19 Job 27:21
12 and down will come the wall! Will not people ask you: What has become of the plaster you slapped on it?
2Kgs 3:13 Deut 32:37 Jer 2:28 Jer 29:31-32 Jer 37:19 Judg 9:38 Judg 10:14
13 Well then, the Lord Yahweh says this: I am going to unleash a stormy wind in my fury, torrential rain in my anger, hailstones in my destructive fury,
Isa 30:30 Ps 148:8 Rev 11:19 Rev 16:21 Ps 18:12-13 Exod 9:18-29 Hag 2:17
14 and I shall shatter the wall you plastered and knock it down and lay its foundations bare. It will fall and you will perish under it; then you will know that I am Yahweh."
Jer 6:15 Mic 1:6 Ezek 13:9 Hab 3:13 Jer 14:15 1Cor 3:11-15 Ezek 13:21
15 'When I have sated my anger on the wall and those who plastered it, I shall say to you, "The wall is gone, and so are those who plastered over it,
Isa 30:13 Neh 4:3 Ps 62:3
16 the prophets of Israel who prophesy about Jerusalem and have visions of peace for her when there is no peace -- declares the Lord Yahweh."
Ezek 13:10 Jer 6:14 Jer 8:11 Isa 48:22 Isa 57:20-21 Jer 5:31 Jer 28:1
17 'Also, son of man, turn to the women of your people who make up prophecies out of their own heads; prophesy against them.
Ezek 13:2 2Kgs 22:14 Judg 4:4 Rev 2:20 Luke 2:36 2Pet 2:1 Ezek 4:3
18 Say, "The Lord Yahweh says this: Disaster is in store for women who sew ribbons round each wrist and make head-cloths for people of all sizes, in their hunt for souls! Are you to hunt the souls of my people and keep your own souls safe?
2Pet 2:14 Ezek 13:20 2Tim 4:3 Eph 4:14 Ezek 13:10 Ezek 13:16 Ezek 22:25
19 You dishonour me in front of my people for a few handfuls of barley, a few bits of bread, killing those who ought not to die and sparing those who ought not to live, lying to my people who love listening to lies.
Prov 28:21 Mic 3:5 Ezek 20:39 Ezek 22:26 Jer 23:14 Jer 23:17 1Cor 8:11
20 "Very well, the Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I am now against your ribbons, with which you hunt souls like birds, and I shall tear them off your arms and free those souls whom you hunt like birds.
2Tim 3:8-9 Ezek 13:15-16 Ezek 13:18 Ezek 13:8-9
21 I shall tear your head-cloths to pieces and rescue my people from your clutches; no longer will they be fair game for you to ensnare. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.
22 "For having intimidated with lies the heart of the upright whom I had done nothing to alarm, and for having encouraged the wicked not to give up wicked ways and so be saved,
Jer 23:14 Ezek 13:16 Jer 23:17 2Pet 2:18-19 Ezek 9:4 Ezek 18:21 Ezek 33:14-16
23 very well, you will have no more futile visions and make no more predictions, for I shall rescue my people from your clutches, and you will know that I am Yahweh." '
Ezek 13:21 Ezek 12:24 Mic 3:6 Ezek 34:10 Rev 12:9 Rev 12:11 Zech 13:3