KJV JER23 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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23:1 Woe [H1945] be unto the pastors [H7462] that destroy [H6] and scatter [H6327] the sheep [H6629] of my pasture [H4830] ! saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:2 Therefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of Israel [H3478] against the pastors [H7462] that feed [H7462] my people [H5971] ; Ye have scattered [H6327] my flock [H6629] , and driven them away [H5080] , and have not visited [H6485] them: behold, I will visit [H6485] upon you the evil [H7455] of your doings [H4611] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:3 And I will gather [H6908] the remnant [H7611] of my flock [H6629] out of all countries [H776] whither I have driven [H5080] them, and will bring them again [H7725] to their folds [H5116] ; and they shall be fruitful [H6509] and increase [H7235] .

23:4 And I will set up [H6965] shepherds [H7462] over them which shall feed [H7462] them: and they shall fear [H3372] no more, nor be dismayed [H2865] , neither shall they be lacking [H6485] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:5 Behold, the days [H3117] come [H935] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , that I will raise [H6965] unto David [H1732] a righteous [H6662] Branch [H6780] , and a King [H4428] shall reign [H4427] and prosper [H7919] , and shall execute [H6213] judgment [H4941] and justice [H6666] in the earth [H776] .

23:6 In his days [H3117] Judah [H3063] shall be saved [H3467] , and Israel [H3478] shall dwell [H7931] safely [H983] : and this [is] his name [H8034] whereby he shall be called [H7121] , THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS [H3072] .(THE LORD: Heb. Jehovahtsidkenu)

23:7 Therefore, behold, the days [H3117] come [H935] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , that they shall no more say [H559] , The LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , which brought up [H5927] the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] out of the land [H776] of Egypt [H4714] ;

23:8 But, The LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , which brought up [H5927] and which led [H935] the seed [H2233] of the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] out of the north [H6828] country [H776] , and from all countries [H776] whither I had driven [H5080] them; and they shall dwell [H3427] in their own land [H127] .

23:9 Mine heart [H3820] within [H7130] me is broken [H7665] because of the prophets [H5030] ; all my bones [H6106] shake [H7363] ; I am like a drunken [H7910] man [H376] , and like a man [H1397] whom wine [H3196] hath overcome [H5674] , because [H6440] of the LORD [H3068] , and because of the words [H1697] of his holiness [H6944] .

23:10 For the land [H776] is full [H4390] of adulterers [H5003] ; for because [H6440] of swearing [H423] the land [H776] mourneth [H56] ; the pleasant places [H4999] of the wilderness [H4057] are dried up [H3001] , and their course [H4794] is evil [H7451] , and their force [H1369] [is] not right.(swearing: or, cursing)(course: or, violence)

23:11 For both prophet [H5030] and priest [H3548] are profane [H2610] ; yea, in my house [H1004] have I found [H4672] their wickedness [H7451] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:12 Wherefore their way [H1870] shall be unto them as slippery [H2519] [ways] in the darkness [H653] : they shall be driven on [H1760] , and fall [H5307] therein: for I will bring [H935] evil [H7451] upon them, [even] the year [H8141] of their visitation [H6486] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:13 And I have seen [H7200] folly [H8604] in the prophets [H5030] of Samaria [H8111] ; they prophesied [H5012] in Baal [H1168] , and caused my people [H5971] Israel [H3478] to err [H8582] .(folly: or, an absurd thing: Heb. unsavoury)

23:14 I have seen [H7200] also in the prophets [H5030] of Jerusalem [H3389] an horrible thing [H8186] : they commit adultery [H5003] , and walk [H1980] in lies [H8267] : they strengthen [H2388] also the hands [H3027] of evildoers [H7489] , that none [H376] doth return [H7725] from his wickedness [H7451] : they are all of them unto me as Sodom [H5467] , and the inhabitants [H3427] thereof as Gomorrah [H6017] .(an: or, filthiness)

23:15 Therefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] concerning the prophets [H5030] ; Behold, I will feed [H398] them with wormwood [H3939] , and make them drink [H8248] the water [H4325] of gall [H7219] : for from the prophets [H5030] of Jerusalem [H3389] is profaneness [H2613] gone forth [H3318] into all the land [H776] .(profaneness: or, hypocrisy)

23:16 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , Hearken [H8085] not unto the words [H1697] of the prophets [H5030] that prophesy [H5012] unto you: they make you vain [H1891] : they speak [H1696] a vision [H2377] of their own heart [H3820] , [and] not out of the mouth [H6310] of the LORD [H3068] .

23:17 They say [H559] still [H559] unto them that despise [H5006] me, The LORD [H3068] hath said [H1696] , Ye shall have peace [H7965] ; and they say [H559] unto every one that walketh [H1980] after the imagination [H8307] of his own heart [H3820] , No evil [H7451] shall come [H935] upon you.(imagination: or, stubbornness)

23:18 For who hath stood [H5975] in the counsel [H5475] of the LORD [H3068] , and hath perceived [H7200] and heard [H8085] his word [H1697] ? who hath marked [H7181] his word [H1697] , and heard [H8085] [it]?(counsel: or, secret)

23:19 Behold, a whirlwind [H5591] of the LORD [H3068] is gone forth [H3318] in fury [H2534] , even a grievous [H2342] whirlwind [H5591] : it shall fall grievously [H2342] upon the head [H7218] of the wicked [H7563] .

23:20 The anger [H639] of the LORD [H3068] shall not return [H7725] , until he have executed [H6213] , and till he have performed [H6965] the thoughts [H4209] of his heart [H3820] : in the latter [H319] days [H3117] ye shall consider [H995] it perfectly [H998] .

23:21 I have not sent [H7971] these prophets [H5030] , yet they ran [H7323] : I have not spoken [H1696] to them, yet they prophesied [H5012] .

23:22 But if they had stood [H5975] in my counsel [H5475] , and had caused my people [H5971] to hear [H8085] my words [H1697] , then they should have turned [H7725] them from their evil [H7451] way [H1870] , and from the evil [H7455] of their doings [H4611] .

23:23 [Am] I a God [H430] at hand [H7138] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , and not a God [H430] afar off [H7350] ?

23:24 Can any [H376] hide [H5641] himself in secret places [H4565] that I shall not see [H7200] him? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] . Do not I fill [H4392] heaven [H8064] and earth [H776] ? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:25 I have heard [H8085] what the prophets [H5030] said [H559] , that prophesy [H5012] lies [H8267] in my name [H8034] , saying [H559] , I have dreamed [H2492] , I have dreamed [H2492] .

23:26 How long shall [this] be [H3426] in the heart [H3820] of the prophets [H5030] that prophesy [H5012] lies [H8267] ? yea, [they are] prophets [H5030] of the deceit [H8649] of their own heart [H3820] ;

23:27 Which think [H2803] to cause my people [H5971] to forget [H7911] my name [H8034] by their dreams [H2472] which they tell [H5608] every man [H376] to his neighbour [H7453] , as their fathers [H1] have forgotten [H7911] my name [H8034] for Baal [H1168] .

23:28 The prophet [H5030] that hath a dream [H2472] , let him tell [H5608] a dream [H2472] ; and he that hath my word [H1697] , let him speak [H1696] my word [H1697] faithfully [H571] . What [is] the chaff [H8401] to the wheat [H1250] ? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .(that hath a dream: Heb. with whom is, etc)

23:29 [Is] not my word [H1697] like [H3541] as a fire [H784] ? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] ; and like a hammer [H6360] [that] breaketh [H6327] the rock [H5553] in pieces [H6327] ?

23:30 Therefore, behold, I [am] against the prophets [H5030] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , that steal [H1589] my words [H1697] every one [H376] from his neighbour [H7453] .

23:31 Behold, I [am] against the prophets [H5030] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , that use [H3947] their tongues [H3956] , and say [H5001] , He saith [H5002] .(that: or, that smooth their tongues)

23:32 Behold, I [am] against them that prophesy [H5012] false [H8267] dreams [H2472] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , and do tell [H5608] them, and cause my people [H5971] to err [H8582] by their lies [H8267] , and by their lightness [H6350] ; yet I sent [H7971] them not, nor commanded [H6680] them: therefore they shall not profit [H3276] this people [H5971] at all [H3276] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:33 And when this people [H5971] , or the prophet [H5030] , or a priest [H3548] , shall ask [H7592] thee, saying [H559] , What [is] the burden [H4853] of the LORD [H3068] ? thou shalt then say [H559] unto them, What burden [H4853] ? I will even forsake [H5203] you, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .

23:34 And [as for] the prophet [H5030] , and the priest [H3548] , and the people [H5971] , that shall say [H559] , The burden [H4853] of the LORD [H3068] , I will even punish [H6485] that man [H376] and his house [H1004] .(punish: Heb. visit upon)

23:35 Thus shall ye say [H559] every one [H376] to his neighbour [H7453] , and every one [H376] to his brother [H251] , What hath the LORD [H3068] answered [H6030] ? and, What hath the LORD [H3068] spoken [H1696] ?

23:36 And the burden [H4853] of the LORD [H3068] shall ye mention [H2142] no more: for every man's [H376] word [H1697] shall be his burden [H4853] ; for ye have perverted [H2015] the words [H1697] of the living [H2416] God [H430] , of the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] our God [H430] .

23:37 Thus shalt thou say [H559] to the prophet [H5030] , What hath the LORD [H3068] answered [H6030] thee? and, What hath the LORD [H3068] spoken [H1696] ?

23:38 But [H518] since ye say [H559] , The burden [H4853] of the LORD [H3068] ; therefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] ; Because ye say [H559] this word [H1697] , The burden [H4853] of the LORD [H3068] , and I have sent [H7971] unto you, saying [H559] , Ye shall not say [H559] , The burden [H4853] of the LORD [H3068] ;

23:39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly [H5377] forget [H5382] you, and I will forsake [H5203] you, and the city [H5892] that I gave [H5414] you and your fathers [H1] , [and cast you] out of my presence [H6440] :

23:40 And I will bring [H5414] an everlasting [H5769] reproach [H2781] upon you, and a perpetual [H5769] shame [H3640] , which shall not be forgotten [H7911] .