False Prophecy
Matthew 24:3-5,10-11Tell us, they said, when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? Jesus answered, Watch out that no one misleads/deceives you, for many will come in my name, saying 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many. At that time many will turn/fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will appear and mislead/deceive many people.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 “A prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death. You may say to yourselves, 'How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?' If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously…”
Deuteronomy 13:1-3 “If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, 'Let us follow other gods' (gods you have not known) 'and let us worship them,' you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Deuteronomy 13:5-8 “That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the Lord your God… He has tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you. If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, do not yield to him or listen to him.”
Jeremiah 9:6 “You live in the midst of deception. Through their deceit they refuse to know/acknowledge me," declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:33-36 “When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, 'What is the oracle of the Lord?' say to them, What oracle? You must not mention the oracle of the Lord again, because every man's own word will become the oracle, and you have perverted/distorted the words of the living God, the Lord Almighty, our God.”

False prophets (and their disciples) reject the truth
Nehemiah 9:26 “But they were disobedient and rebelled, and cast Your law behind their backs. They killed your prophets who had admonished them, that they might turn back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.”
Isaiah 30:9-11,15 “These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord's instruction. They say to the seers, See no more visions! and to the prophets, Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel! This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. Message Of False Prophecy: Peace and security without repentance.
Jeremiah 5:11-13 “The house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me," declares the Lord. "They have lied about the Lord; they said, He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine. The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them…”
Ezekiel 13:6-12
Deuteronomy 29:17-20
Jeremiah 23:16-18 This is what the Lord Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. They keep saying to those who despise me, The Lord says: You will have peace. And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, No harm will come to you. But which of them has stood in the council of the Lord to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?”
Jeremiah 23:21-22 “I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied. But if they had stood in my council, they would have proclaimed my words to my people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds.”
Jeremiah 8:6-9 “I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. No one repents of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Every one turned to his own course, like a horse charging into battle. Even the stork in the sky knows her seasons; and the turtledove and the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But My people do not know the ordinances/requirements of the Lord. How can you say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have?”
Lamentations 2:14 “The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading.”
Luke 6:26 “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for in the same way their fathers used to treat the false prophets.”
Jeremiah 14:14 “The prophets are prophesying lies in My name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries, and the delusion of their own minds.”
Jeremiah 28:8-17 “From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true…”
Micah 2:11 “If a liar and deceiver comes and says, I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and liquor, he would be just the prophet for this people.”

Prophets For Profit
Micah 3:5 “This is what the Lord says: As for the prophets who lead my people astray, if one feeds them, they proclaim peace; if he does not, they declare a holy war against him.”
Jeremiah 8:10-12 “From the least to the greatest all are greedy for gain; prophet and priest alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. Peace, peace, they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush.”
Ephesians 5:6 “Do not let anyone deceive you with empty arguments: for these things [sexual immorality, impurity, greed, filthiness, silly talk, coarse jesting] God's wrath comes down on those who rebel against him. Make sure you are not partakers with these.”
John 10:12 “The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep.”
Ezekiel 13:1-16
Jeremiah 23:30-32Therefore, declares the Lord, I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from Me. I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The Lord declares.' Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams, relate them, and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least, declares the Lord.”
Matthew 7:15, 20-23 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. …by their fruit you will recognize them… Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evil doers!
Isaiah 56:10-11 “Israel's watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain.”
II Corinthians 11:19-20 “Oh, yes you have been bearing up, even to tolerating somebody who makes slaves of you, makes you feed him, devours you, elevates himself while lashing you in the face. To your dishonor I am saying this, as by it we are weakened.”
Ezekiel 13:17-19,22 “Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them and say, For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread you have lied to my people, who listen to lies; you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live. All of them have become to Me like Sodom and Gomorrah… But if they had stood in My council, they would have announced My word to My people, and would have turned them back from their evil way and from the evil of their deeds.
Jeremiah 23:14-15 “…They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness… Therefore, this is what the Lord Almighty says concerning the prophets: 'I will make them eat bitter food and drink poisoned water, because from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land.'”
Jeremiah 23:10-11The land is full of adulterers; for the land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. The prophets follow an evil course and use their power unjustly. Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness, declares the Lord.”
II Corinthians 11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, counterfeit workers, dishonest practitioners masquerading as the messengers of Christ. Nor do their tactics surprise me when I consider how Satan transfigures himself into a messenger of light. It is only to be expected that his agents shall have the appearance of ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their acts.”
I Timothy 4:1-2 “God's spirit specifically tells us that in later days there will be men who abandon the true faith and allow themselves to be spiritually seduced by teachings of demons, teachings given by men who are lying hypocrites, whose consciences are as dead as seared flesh.”

Discernment
Jeremiah 23:25-29 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, 'I had a dream! I had a dream!' How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream (as his dream), but let the one who has My word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the Lord. Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
II Peter 2:1 “But Israel had false prophets as well as true; and you likewise will have false teachers among you. They will smuggle/import destructive sects/heresies, disowning the Master who bought them, and bringing swift disaster on their own heads.”
Colossians 2:18-19 “Do not be taken in by people who like groveling to messengers, and worshipping them; people like that are always going on about some vision they have had, inflating themselves to a false importance with their fleshly mind. A man of this sort is not holding/united to the Head…”
Ephesians 4:14-15 “Then we shall not be children any longer, or tossed one way and another and carried along by every wind of doctrine, at the mercy of all the tricks men may play and their cleverness in practicing deceit. If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow in all ways into Christ, who is the head.”
II John 2:20-26 “God has given you all a certain amount of spiritual insight, and indeed I have not written this warning as if I were writing to men who don't know what error is. I write because your eyes are clear enough to discern a lie when you come across it… For yourselves keep faithful to what you heard at the beginning. I had to write to you about these men who try to lead you astray.”
Acts 20:29-31 “I know quite well that when I have gone fierce wolves will invade you and have no mercy on the flock. Even from your own ranks their will be men coming forward with a travesty of the truth on their lips to induce disciples to follow them. So be watchful…”
Matthew 10:16-17 “Here am I sending you out like sheep with wolves all round you; so be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But be on your guard against men…”
Luke 10:3 “Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.”
Matthew 24:25 “False christs and false prophets are going to appear and produce great signs and wonders to mislead, if it were possible, even God's own people. Listen, as I have made you aware in advance.”