A. (11) Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. (12) When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them:
B. but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
C. (13)Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
D.(14)Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them:
E. they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
D’.(15) Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not,
C’. yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land;
B’. By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
A’. 16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.