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unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her. And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me.

2 Chron. xxxiv, 22, 23. And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they spake to her to that effect. And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me.

Isa. viii, 3. And I went unto the

prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son: then said the LORD to me, Call his name Maher

shalal-hash-baz.

Luke ii, 36, 37. And there was a prophetess, the one Anna, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age; and had lived with an husband

seven years from her virginity, And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which

but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

Acts xxi, 9. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

I have not made sad; and strength-
ened the hands of the wicked,
that he should not return from his
wicked way, by promising him
life. Therefore ye shall see no
more vanity, nor divine divina-
tions: for I will deliver my people
out of your hand; and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.

Rev. ii, 20. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? And will ye pollute me among my people for

stature, to souls!

ye

handfuls of barley, and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies? Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make

them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly, Your

kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom

PROPHETS UNDER THE
NEW TESTAMENT:
Acts xv, 32. And Judas and
Silas, being prophets also them-
selves, exhorted the brethren with
many words, and confirmed them.

Rom. xii, 6. Having then gifts
differing according to the grace
that is given to us, whether pro-
phecy, let us prophesy according
to the proportion of faith.

an unknown tongue speaketh not
unto men, but unto God: for no
in the spirit he speaketh mys-
man understandeth him; howbeit
teries. But he that prophesieth
speaketh unto men to edification,

after charity, and desire spiritual
1 Cor. xiv, 1-3, 29-33. Follow
gifts, but rather that ye may pro-

departed not from the temple phesy. For he that speaketh in hand. If it seem good unto thee

And the

may be comforted.
spirits of the prophets are subject
to the prophets. For God is not
the author of confusion, but of
peace, as in all churches of the

saints.

THE PROPHETS RESPECTED.
1 Sam. iii, 19, 20. And Samuel
grew, and the LORD was with him,
and did let none of his words fall
to the ground. And all Israel,
from Dan even to Beersheba,
knew that Samuel was establish-
ed to be a prophet of the LORD.

them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

1 Sam. ix, 6. And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an cometh surely to pass: now let us honourable man; all that he saith go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.

2 Kings ii, 15. And when the sons of the prophets, which we to view at Jericho, saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah co rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed thes selves to the ground before him.

1 Kings xviii, 4. For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid

2 Kings x, 10. Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Le which the LORD spake concerning the house of Alab; for the Lovat hath done that which he spake if his servant Elijah.

2 Chron. xxvi, 5. And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, whi had understanding in the vi of God: and as long as he sett the LORD, God made him to pres per.

and exhortation, and comfort. Let
the prophets speak two or three,
and let the other judge. If any
thing be revealed to another that

Ezek. xiii, 17-23. Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against prophesy out of their own heart sitteth by, let the first hold his of Abikam, the son of Shapte the daughters of thy people, which And say, Thus saith the Lord by one, that all may learn, and all made governor over the cities and prophesy thou against them, peace. For ye may all prophesy one

whom the king of Babylon batt

Jer. xxxix, 11, 12. Now Nebuchst

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guard, saying,
look well to him, and do him
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he shall say unto thee.

loose thee [Jeremiah] this day Jer. xl, 4, 5. And now, behold, the chains which arere upon the

thee: but if it seem ill unto this

to come with me into Babyl to come with me into Babyka come, and I will look well forbear: behold, all the land before thee; whither it seeme good and convenient for thee: go, thither go. Now, while le was not yet gone back, he sai Go back also to Gedaliah the s

Judah, and dwell with him an

the people; or go wheresoever a seemeth convenient unto thee! go. So the captain of the gu gave him victuals and a reward and let him go.

Acts xxvi, 27. King Agrippa believest thou the prophets I know that thou believest.

BUT SOMETIMES HATED

AND PERSECUTED. 1 Kings xxii, 7-9, 24-27. And Jehoshaphat said, Is there d here a prophet of the LORD b sides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel sad unto Jehoshaphat, There is a one man, Micaiah the scaf Imlah, by whom we may enga

of the LORD: but I hate him i he doth not prophesygood concer ing me, but evil. And Jebiste phat said, Let not the king sy so. Then the king of Israel elle an officer, and said, Hasten hier Micaiah the son of Imish. B

Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah |
went near, and smote Micaiah on
the cheek, and said, Which way
went the Spirit of the LORD from
me to speak unto thee? And
Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt
see in that day, when thou shalt
go into an inner chamber to hide
thyself. And the king of Israel
said, Take Micaiah, and carry
him back unto Amon the governor
of the city, and to Joash the king's
son; And say. Thus saith the
king, Put this fellow in the prison,
and feed him with bread of afflicking of Babylon's army besieged
tion, and with water of affliction, Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the pro-
until I come in peace.
phet was shut up in the court of
the prison, which was in the king
of Judah's house. For Zedekiah
king of Judah had shut him up,
saying, Wherefore dost thou pro-
phesy, and say, Thus saith the
LORD, Behold, I will give this city
into the hand of the king of Baby-
lon, and he shall take it.

Jer. xxxii, 2, 3. For then the

2 Chron. xviii, 17, 25, 26. And the king of Israel said to Jeho shaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto ine, but evil? Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joa-h the king's son; And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.

Isa. xxx, 10, 11. Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things; speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

Jer. xi, 21-23. Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine: And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.

Jer. xx, 1, 2. Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

mad, and maketh himself a pro-
phet, that thou shouldest put him
in prison, and in the stocks. Now
therefore whyhast thou not reprov-
ed Jeremiah of Anathoth, which
maketh himself a prophet to you?
For therefore he sent unto us in
Babylon, saying, This captivity is
long: build ye houses, and dwell
in them; and plant gardens, and
eat the fruit of them. And Zeph-
aniah the priest read this letter in
the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

Jer. xxix, 25-29. Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying, The LORD bath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoia la the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is

Ezek. iii, 25, 26. But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.

Amos vil, 12, 13, 16, 17. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: But propliesy not again any more at Beth-el; for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court. Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

Micah ii, 6. Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

1 Kings xix, 14. And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

2 Chron. xxxvi, 16, 17. But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets until the wrath

of the LORD arose against hi people, till there was no remedy. Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age; he gave them all into his hand.

Jer. xx, 3, 4. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him. The LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magor-missabib. For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends; and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.

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SIN OF UNBELIEF.

said, Hear ye the word of the 2 Kings vii, 1, 2. Then Elisha LORD; Thus saith the LORD, TOmorrow, about this time, shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

2 Chron. xxiv, 19. Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they

testified against them: but they would not give ear.

Jer. vil, 25-28. Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day, I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early, and sending them: Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck; they did worse than their fathers. Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them, but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee. But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

Jer. xxv, 3, 4. From the thirteenth year of Joshua the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, (that is the three and twentieth year) the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking, but ye have not hearkened. And the LORD LORD. hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.

become wind, and the word is not
in them: thus shall it be done unto

ITS PUNISHMENT.

Neh. ix, 30. Yet many years

didst thou forbear them, and

testifiedst against them by thy Spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear; therefore gayest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

them. Wherefore thus saith the
LORD God of hosts, Because ye
speak this word, behold, I will
make my words in thy mouth
fire, and this people wood, and it
shall devour them. Lo, I will
bring a nation upon you from far.

house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

Jer. xxix, 18, 19. And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an

Jer. v. 12-15. They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us beither shall we see sword nor Lamine: And the prophets shall,

FALSE PROPHETS.
WARNINGS AGAINST THEM.

Neh. vi, 8 9. Then I sent unto
Jer. xliii, 1-4. And it came to him, saying, There are no such
pass, that when Jeremiah had things done as thou sayest, but
made an end of speaking unto all thou feignest them out of thine
the people all the words of the own heart. For they all made
LORD their God, for which the us afraid, saying, Their hands
LORD their God had sent him to shall be weakened from the work,
them, even all these words. Then that it be not done. Now there-
spake Azariah the son of Ho-fore, O God, strengthen my
shalah, and Johanan the son of
Kareah, and all the proud men,

hands.

Jer. xiv. 14. Then the LORD

saying unto Jeremiah. Thou said unto me, The prophets pro

speakest falsely, the LORD our
God hath not sent thee to say. Gophesy lies in my name: I sent
not into Egypt to sojourn there:manded them, neither spake unto
them not, neither have I com-
But Baruch the son of Neriah, them: they prophesy unto you a
false vision and divination, and a

setteth thee on against us, for to

thing of nought, and the deceit of
their heart.

deliver us into the hand of the
Chaldeans, that they might put
us to death, and carry us away
captives into Babylon. So Jo-
hanan the son of Kareah, and all
the captains of the forces, and all
the people, obeyed not the voice
of the LORD, to dwell in the land
of Judah.

hissing, and a reproach, among all
the nations whither I have
driven them: Because they have
not hearkened to my words, saith
the LORD, which I sent unto them
by my servants the prophets,
rising up early, and sending them;
but ye would not hear, saith the

VII.

Jer. xxiii, 14-16, 21, 22. 25-28. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evil-doers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as

Sodom, and that. Therefore thus
saith the LORD of hosts concerning
the prophets, Behold, I will feed
them with wormwood, and make
them drink the water of gall: for
from the prophets of Jerusalem is
profaneness gone forth into all
the land. Thus saith the LORD of
hosts, Hearken not unto the
words of the prophets that pro-
phesy unto you: they make you
vain: they speak a vision of their

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Jer. xxviii, 14-17. For fem saith the LORD of hosts, the Gid of Israel; I have put a yoke iron upon the neck of all the nations, that they may s Nebuchadnezzar king of Babys and they shall serve him and have given him the beasts of 2 field also. Then said the propos Jeremiah unto Hananiah prophet, Hear now, Hana The LORD hath not sent thee. 15 thou makest this people to tr in a lie: Therefore thus sab te LORD, Behold, I will cast thee fr off the face of the earth: this thou shalt die, because than ha taught rebellion against the Lig So Hananiah the prophet ded same year, in the seventh month

Jer. xxix, 8. For thus saith th LORD of hosts, the God of Isr diviners, that be in the mis Let not your prophets and you you, deceive you, neither heart to be dreamed. to your dreams which ye ca

Matth. vii, 15. Beware of file prophets, which come to y sheep's clothing, but inward they are ravening wolves.

Matth. xxiv, 11. And many fake prophets shall rise, and shade ceive many.

2 Peter ii, 1. But there to?

false prophets also am people, even as there stall false teachers among you privily shall bring in danne heresies, even denying the La that bought them, and bring themselves swift destruction

1 John iv, 1. Beloved, belie not every spirit, but try the s whether they are of God bee many false prophets are gone into the world.

THEIR CHARACTER.

thee upon the necks of them that [ sumed them. And all the pro are slain, of the wicked, whose phets prophesied so, saying, Go Neh. vi, 10-14. Afterward I came day is come, when their iniquity up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper:

MERCENARY.

shall have an end.

for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand.

unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. And I said, Should such a man as I flee? aud who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in. And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me. My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in

2 Chron. xviii, 5, 10, 11. Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four hundred men, and saith unto them, Shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand. And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith the LORD, With these thou shalt push Syria until they be consumed. And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper; for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

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Ezek. xxii, 28. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

Jer. xxix, 9. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

FLATTERERS.

Jer. xxiil, 17, 18. They say still
unto them that despise me, The
LORD hath said, Ye shall have
peace; and they say unto every
one that walketh after the im-
agination of his own heart, No
For
evil shall come upon you.
who hath stood in the counsel of
the LORD, and hath perceived and
heard his word? who hath marked
his word, and heard it?

Ezek. xiii, 22. Because with lles ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life.

Lam. ii, 14. Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discover-I ed thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens, and causes of

banishment.

Ezek. xxi, 29. Whiles they see anity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring

Ezek. xiii, 4-9. O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. 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. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith; and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God. And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they house of Israel, neither shall they be written in the writing of the enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord

GOD.

Jer. xiv, 13. Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but will give you assured peace in this place.

ESPECIALLY IN TIME OF WAR.
1 Kings xxii, 6, 11, 12. Then the
king of Israel gathered the pro-
phets together, about four hun-
dred men, and said unto them,
Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead
to battle, or shall I forbear? And
they said, Go up; for the LORD
shall deliver it into the hand of
the king. And Zedekiah the son
of Chenaanah made him horns of
iron; and he said, Thus saith the
LORD, With these shalt thou push
the Syrians, until thou have con-

Jer. xxviii, 1-4, 10, 11. And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon: and I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it. And Hananiah people, saying, Thus saith the spake in the presence of all the LORD, Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

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THE CRITERION. Deut. xiii, 1-3. If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that

dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether you love the LonD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deut. xviii, 20-22. But the prophet, whichshall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass,

that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

1 Kings xxii, 28. And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.

that he hath done shall ye do;
and when this cometh, ye shall
know that I am the Lord GOD.

2 Chron. xviii, 27. And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people.

2 Kings ill, 13. And Flisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

Isa. xli, 21, 22. Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall

happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.

neighbour. Behold, I am agales the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say. He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, sarb the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by the lies, and by their lightness; yet! sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall t profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

nor against this land?

Jer. xxviil, 15-17. Then sald the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah Jer. xxxvii, 19. Where are now the prophet, Hear now, Hazazial your prophets which prophesied The LORD hath not sent thee; b unto you saying, The king of Ba-thou makest this people to trest ylon shall not come against you, in a lie. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast the from off the face of the earth: s year thou shalt die, because tha hast taught rebellion against the LORD. So Hananiah the prophet died the same year, in the seven month.

Isa. xliii, 8, 9. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Jer. xxviii, 7-9. Nevertheless, hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people; the prophets that have been before me and before thee of old, prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to known, that the LORD hath truly pass, then shall the prophet be

Jer. xxix. 15-17, 20-22, 31 Because ye have said, The Le hath raised us up prophets Babylon; Know that this s the LORD of the king that she upon the throne of David, and all the people that dwellethin the city, and of your brethren th are not gone forth with you captivity; Thus saith the Los hosts, Behold, I will send pë them the sword, the famine af the pestilence, and will ma them like vile figs, that can eaten, they are so evil. Hear therefore the word of the L all ye of the captivity, who have sent from Jerusale Babylon; Thus saith the Le hosts, the God of Israel, of Abe the son of Kolaiah, and of Z kiah the son of Maaseiab, prophesy a lie unto you in name, Behold, I will deliver the into the hand of Nebuchadre king of Babylon, and he shalisa them before your eyes: Ad them shall be taken up a c by all the captivity of Ja which are in Babylon, saying, LORD make thee like Zedel and like Ahab, whom the king Babylon roasted in the fire. to all them of the captivity, ing, Thus saith the LORD CANCER? ing' Shemaiah the Nebela Because that Shemaiah bath phesied unto you, and I sent LORD, Behold, I will punish t not, and he caused you to trist a lie; Therefore thus saith the maiah the Nebelamite, and seed; he shall not have a ma

Jer. xxiii, 9, 13, 30-32. Mine of a lie. Propte a drunken man, heart within me is broken because the prophets; all my bones and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD,

sent him.

Ezek. xiv. 9. And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken and because of the words of his dwell among this people; Beer that prophet; and I will stretch in the prophets of Samaria; they will do for my people, saith a thing, I the LORD have deceived holiness. And I have seen folly shall he behold the good tha

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Ezek. xiii, 2, 8, 8, 9. Son of ma Ezek. xxiv, 24. Thus Ezekiel is phets, saith the LORD, that steal prophesy against the prophes unto you a sign: according to all my words every one from his' Israel that prophesy, and say

THE PENALTY.

Deut. xviii, 20. But the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

Zech. xiii, 2 3. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered; and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. And it shall come to pass, that when any shall et prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

REPROOF.

Jer. xiv, 15. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.

Jer. xx, 6. And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house, shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

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