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The purpose of this page is to document how the prophets were treated in the Scriptures.  I think this is pertinent to today as people like to quote the prophets when it doesn't effect them but when it does people tend to 'shoot the messenger'.  I am also including the Scripture verses that show where the alleged prophets lied to the people and led them astray.

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HOW THE PROPHETS WERE ABUSED:

  9  "And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage."  (KJV)

  4  'For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)'

Jezebel/Izebel cut off the prophets

12  'And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.'

Obadiah/Obadyahu knew that king Ahab/Ahab would kill him if he said he had spoken to Elijah/Ĕliyahu but failed to deliver Elijah/Ĕliyahu to him.

13  'Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?'

Jezebel/Izebel cut off the prophets

20  'And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.'  (KJV)

21  'And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.'  (KJV)

  1  'Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

  2  'Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

18  'Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, What have I offended against thee, or against thy servants, or against this people, that ye have put me in prison?'

19  'Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?'

Sounds like today. No one held the news agency accountable for saying there was no economic depression, even when they admitted that there was.

20  'Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king: let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before thee; that thou cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.'

  4  'Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.'

They want to kill the messenger.

This is just like today.

They weren't seeking the welfare of the people but rather to go ahead to wage war.

14  'Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the third entry that is in the house of the LORD: and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing; hide nothing from me.'

15  'Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?'

16  'So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.'

  1  'And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the LORD their God, for which the LORD their God had sent him to them, even all these words,'

  2  'Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:'

They didn't believe Jeremiah the prophet.

  4  'Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.'

  5  'But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.'

They didn't listen to YAHUA or the prophets.

15  'Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,'

16  'As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.'

The people didn't listen to the prophet.

17  'But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.'

The people plan to do whatever they want.

18  'But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.'

The people blame their misfortune on NOT worshipping false idols.

19  'And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?'

The people don't want to accept their punishment.

  5 'So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.'

  6 'For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.'

  7 'And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:'

  8 'But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.'

The people actually believed the prophet Jonah, fasted and repented and YHWH turned away his wrath.

11  'Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.'

12  'Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.'

THE PROPHETS VS THE WORD OF YHWH:

43  "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." (KJV)

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WHEN THE PROPHETS ERRED:

These verses detail the apostasy of the prophets and the consequences of their actions.

25  "There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof."  (KJV)

28  "And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken."  (KJV)

"And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness."  (KJV)

"Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him."  (KJV)

"Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them."  (KJV)

"Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God."  (KJV)

"But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin."  (KJV)

"Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity."  (KJV)

"10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity."  (KJV)

"11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us."  (KJV)

So much for the false doctrine that you cannot say anything bad about Israel or you are being anti-Semitic; obviously, YHWH and the prophets did not have a problem telling the truth to the Israelites.

"Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law."  (KJV)

"For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts."  (KJV)

"But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts."  (KJV)

"14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. "  (KJV)

REFERENCE LINKS:

OF THE DEATH OF THE PROPHETS; HOW THEY DlED, AND (WHERE) EACH ONE OF THEM WAS BURIED  (WWW.SACRED-TEXTS.COM)  (2012/0506)

Messianic Prophecies  (HTTP://MESSIANICBIBLE.COM)  (2012/0901)