He said to him, "I am also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.' " The old prophet deceived him,
The head is the elder, the honored one; the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.
For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is gaining profit unjustly. From prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.
because both prophet and priest are ungodly, even in My house I have found their evil. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
"Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: Hear the word of the LORD!
This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing.
therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will deliver My people from your hands. Then you will know that I am the LORD."
On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive.
"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
Woe to you when all people speak well of you, because this is the way their ancestors used to treat the false prophets.
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said: I had a dream! I had a dream!
How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?
Through their dreams that they tell one another, they make plans to cause My people to forget My name as their fathers forgot My name through Baal worship.
The prophet who has [only] a dream should recount the dream, but the one who has My word should speak My word truthfully, for what is straw [compared] to grain?"-- the LORD's declaration.
But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers who say to you: Don't serve the king of Babylon!
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Don't let your prophets who are among you and your diviners deceive you, and don't listen to the dreams you elicit from them,
To Shemaiah the Nehelamite you are to say,
For the idols speak falsehood, and the diviners see illusions; they relate empty dreams and offer empty comfort. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they suffer affliction because there is no shepherd.