If God’s condemnation of false prophets sounds harsh to you, remember that it is a way of guarding others from unbelief and destruction in hell.

Scripture: Jeremiah 23:9-15

ESV Text: Jeremiah 23:9-15


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 23

     9 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. 10 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. 11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. 12 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. 13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. 14 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. 15 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 248:
Father of Glory, to Thy Name

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Father of glory, to Thy name 
Immortal praise we give, 
Who dost an act of grace proclaim 
And bid us rebels live. 

2. Immortal honor to the Son, 
Who makes Thine anger cease; 
Our lives He ransomed with His own 
And died to make our peace. 

3. To Thine almighty Spirit be 
Immortal glory given, 
Whose teachings bring us near to Thee 
And train us up for heaven. 

4. Let men with their united voice 
Adore the eternal God 
And spread His honors and their joys 
Through nations far abroad. 

5. Let faith and love and duty join 
One grateful song to raise; 
Let saints in earth and heaven combine 
In harmony and praise. 


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