The reproof of lying prophets,
Ezekiel 13:1 And the worde of the LORD came vnto mee, saying; Ezekiel 13:2 Sonne of man, prophecie against the Prophets of Israel that prophecie, and say thou vnto them that prophecie out of their owne hearts, Heare ye the word of the LORD. Ezekiel 13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe vnto the foolish prophets, that follow their owne spirit, and haue seene nothing. Ezekiel 13:4 O Israel, thy prophets [are] like the foxes in the deserts. Ezekiel 13:5 Yee haue not gone vp into the gaps, neither made vp the hedge for the house of Israel, to stand in the battell in the day of the LORD. Ezekiel 13:6 They haue seene vanity, and lying diuination, saying; The LORD saith, and the LORD hath not sent them: and they haue made [others] to hope, that they would confirme the word. Ezekiel 13:7 Haue ye not seene a vaine vision, and haue ye not spoken a lying diuination, whereas yee say, The LORD sayth [it], albeit I haue not spoken? Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye haue spoken vanity and seene lyes, therefore behold, I [am] against you, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 13:9 And mine hand shall be vpon the Prophets that see vanitie, and that diuine lyes: they shall not bee in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel, and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.
and their untempered morter.
Ezekiel 13:10 Because, euen because they haue seduced my people, saying; Peace, and [there was] no peace: and one built vp a wall, and loe, others dawbed it with vntempered morter, Ezekiel 13:11 Say vnto them which dawbe it with vntempered [morter], that it shall fall: there shall bee an ouerflowing showre, and yee, O great haile stones, shal fall, and a stormie wind shal rent [it]. Ezekiel 13:12 Loe, when the wall is fallen, shall it not bee sayde vnto you; Where [is] the dawbing wherwith ye haue dawbed [it]? Ezekiel 13:13 Therefore thus sayth the Lord GOD; I will euen rent [it] with a stormie wind in my fury: and there shall be an ouerflowing showre in mine anger, and great hailestones in [my] fury, to consume [it]. Ezekiel 13:14 So wil I breake downe the wall that ye haue dawbed with vntempered [morter], & bring it downe to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discouered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the middest thereof: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD. Ezekiel 13:15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath vpon the wall, and vpon them that haue dawbed it with vntempered [morter], and will say vnto you; The wall [is] no [more], neither they that dawbed it: Ezekiel 13:16 [To wit], the Prophets of Israel which prophecie concerning Ierusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and [there is] no peace, sayth the Lord GOD.
Of prophetesses and their pillows.
Ezekiel 13:17 Likewise thou sonne of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people; which prophecie out of their owne heart, and prophecie thou against them, Ezekiel 13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the [women] that sow pillowes to all arme holes, and make kerchiefes vpon the head of euery stature to hunt soules: Will ye hunt the soules of my people, and will yee saue the soules aliue [that come] vnto you? Ezekiel 13:19 And will yee pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley, and for pieces of bread, to slay the soules that should not die, and to saue the soules aliue that should not liue, by your lying to my people that heare [your] lyes? Ezekiel 13:20 Wherefore thus sayth the Lord GOD, Behold, I [am] against your pillowes, wherewith yee there hunt the soules to make [them] flie, and I will teare them from your armes, and will let the soules goe, [euen] the soules that ye hunt to make them flie. Ezekiel 13:21 Your kerchiefes also will I teare, and deliuer my people out of your hand, and they shalbe no more in your hand to be hunted, and yee shall know that I [am] the LORD. Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lyes yee haue made the heart of the righteous sad whom I haue not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that hee should not returne from his wicked way by promising him life: Ezekiel 13:23 Therefore yee shall see no more vanitie, nor diuine diuinations, for I will deliuer my people out of your hand, and ye shall knowe that I [am] the LORD.