1 And the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to me, saying,

2 “Son of man, naḇa against the neḇi’im of Yisra’ĕl who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy out of their own heart, ‘Hear the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄!’ ”

3 Thus said the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “Woe to the foolish neḇi’im, who are following their own spirit, without having had a vision!

4 “O Yisra’ĕl, your neḇi’im have been like foxes among ruins.

5 “You have not gone up into the breaches, nor do you build a wall for the house of Yisra’ĕl to stand in battle on the day of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

6 “Their visions are false and their divinations a lie, saying, ‘Thus declares 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,’ when has not sent them, yet they expected the word to be confirmed!

7 “Have you not seen a false vision, and have you not spoken a divination of lies? You say, ‘𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 declares,’ when I have not spoken.”

8 Therefore thus said the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “Because you have spoken falsehood and seen lies, therefore see, I am against you,” declares the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

9 “My hand shall be against the neḇi’im who see falsehood and who divine lies. They shall not be in the council of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Yisra’ĕl, and they shall not enter into the land of Yisra’ĕl. And you shall know that I am the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

10 “Because, even because they have led My people astray, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace. And when one is building a wall, see, they are coating it with whitewash!

11 “Say to those who coat it with whitewash: it shall fall! There shall be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones: fall! – and a stormy wind breaks it down,

12 and see, the wall shall fall! Shall you not be asked, ‘Where is the coating with which you coated it?’ ”

13 Therefore thus said the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “I shall break down with a stormy wind in My wrath, and a flooding rain in My displeasure, and great hailstones in wrath, to consume.

14 “And I shall throw down the wall you have coated with whitewash, and bring it down to the ground, and its foundation shall be uncovered. And it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst of it. And you shall know that I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

15 “So I shall complete My wrath on the wall and on those coating it with whitewash, and say to you, ‘The wall is no more, nor those whitewashing it –

16 the neḇi’im of Yisra’ĕl who prophesy concerning Yerushalayim, and who are seeing visions of peace for her when there is no peace,’ ” declares the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

17 “And you, son of man, turn your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart, and naḇa against them.

18 “And you shall say, ‘This is what the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Woe to those sewing pads for all joints of the hand, and to those making nettings for the heads of every height, to trap beings! You trap the beings of My people, while you preserve your own beings!

19 “And you have profaned Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to put to death beings that should not die, and to keep alive beings who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies!”

20 ‘Therefore thus said the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “See, I am against your pads by which you trap the beings there like birds. And I shall tear them from your arms, and shall let the beings go, the beings you trap like birds.

21 “And I shall tear off your nettings, and shall deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall no longer be as prey in your hand. And you shall know that I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” ‘ ”

22 “Because with falsehood you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad. And you have strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not turn from his evil way, to keep him alive.

23 “Therefore you shall no longer see false visions, nor practise divination. And I shall deliver My people out of your hand, and you shall know that I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” ‘ ”