“Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of His holiness. For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. ‘For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in My house have I found their wickedness,’ saith the LORD.

‘Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation,’ saith the LORD. And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused My people Israel to err. 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 evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto Me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.’ 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.’ ” Jeremiah 23:9-15 (KJB)

FOR FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 8:18; 9:2, 10; Habakkuk 3:16; Zephaniah 3:4; Ezekiel 13:22; Isaiah 1:9, 10; 1 Timothy 4:1-5

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