The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 23:30
Therefore, behold, I [am] against the prophets, saith the
The false prophets, with whom the Lord was displeased; he
set himself against them, and was determined to bring wrath and ruin on
them. So the Targum,
``therefore, behold, I send my fury against the false prophets;''
that steal my word,
or "words" F17,
everyone from his neighbour;
either from the true prophets; beginning
their prophecies as they did, with a "thus saith the Lord"; and
mingling some words and phrases used by them, the better to ingratiate
themselves among the people, and that they might be taken for the
prophets of the Lord; as Pelagius, Austin says, used the word "grace",
the better to hide his sentiments, and cause them the more easily to be
received by the people: or from the false prophets; they privately
meeting, and consulting, and agreeing together what they should say to
the people, as if they were the words of the Lord: or else from the
people themselves; lessening their esteem for the words of the Lord;
making them negligent of them and indifferent to them; and causing them
to forget what they had heard and received.
F17 (yrbd) "verba mea", Munster, Pagniuus, Montanus, Schmidt.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 23:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=023&verse=030>. 1999.