27 Think they to cause [a]my people to forget my Name by their dreams, which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their forefathers have forgotten my Name for Baal?
28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him [b]tell a dream, and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully: [c]what is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord?
29 Is not my word even like a fire, saith the Lord? and like an hammer, that breaketh the stone?
Jeremiah 23:27He showeth that Satan raiseth up false prophets to bring the people from God.
Jeremiah 23:28Let the false prophet declare that it is his own fantasy, and not slander my word as though it were a cloak to cover his lies.
Jeremiah 23:28Meaning, that it is not sufficient for God’s ministers to abstain from lies, and to speak the word of God: but that there be judgment in alleging it, and that it may appear to be applied to the same purpose that it was spoken, Ezek. 3:27; 1 Cor. 2:13 and 4:2; 2 Tim. 2:25; 2 Pet. 4:10, 11.
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