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Jeremiah 23:14-16 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

14 And I have seen the prophets of Jerusalem
    do some terrible things.
These prophets are guilty of adultery
    and live by lies.
They encourage evil people to keep on doing evil.
    So the people don’t stop sinning.
All of those people are like the city of Sodom.
    The people of Jerusalem are like the city of Gomorrah to me!”

15 So this is what the Lord of heaven’s armies says about the prophets:

“I will make those prophets eat bitter food.
    I will make them drink poisoned water.
This is because the prophets of Jerusalem spread wickedness
    through the whole country.”

16 This is what the Lord of heaven’s armies says:

“Don’t pay attention to the things those prophets are saying to you.
    They are trying to fool you.
Those prophets talk of visions from their own minds.
    But they did not get their visions from me.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Jeremiah 23:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

14 And among the prophets of Jerusalem
    I have seen something horrible:
    They commit adultery and live a lie.
They strengthen the hands of evildoers,
    so that not one of them turns from their wickedness.
They are all like Sodom to me;
    the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah.”

15 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says concerning the prophets:

“I will make them eat bitter food
    and drink poisoned water,
because from the prophets of Jerusalem
    ungodliness has spread throughout the land.”

16 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you;
    they fill you with false hopes.
They speak visions from their own minds,
    not from the mouth of the Lord.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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