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27 By the dreams they tell each other, they plan to make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal.(A) 28 Let the prophets who have dreams tell their dreams; let those who have my word speak my word truthfully!

What has straw to do with wheat?[a]
    —oracle of the Lord.(B)
29 Is not my word like fire—oracle of the Lord
    like a hammer shattering rock?

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Footnotes

  1. 23:28–29 Straw…wheat: a contrast between false and true prophecy. True prophecy is also like fire (cf. 5:14; 20:9), producing violent results (v. 29); Jeremiah’s own life is a testimony of this.

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