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27 who plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell each one to his neighbor, just as their ancestors[a] forgot my name through Baal? 28 The prophet who has with him a dream, let him tell the dream. But the prophet[b] who has my word with him, let him speak my word faithfully. What is straw compared to wheat?”[c] declares[d] Yahweh. 29 Is not my word like fire?” declares[e] Yahweh, “and like a blacksmith’s hammer that breaks a rock into pieces?

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:27 Or “fathers”
  2. Jeremiah 23:28 Here the subject is supplied from context in the English translation
  3. Jeremiah 23:28 Literally “What to the straw in comparison with the wheat”
  4. Jeremiah 23:28 Literally “a declaration of”
  5. Jeremiah 23:29 Literally “a declaration of”

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