Old Testament - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
23 Am I a God near by, says the Lord , and not a God far off? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord . Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord . 25 I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back—those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart? 27 They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal. 28 Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord . 29 Is not my word like fire, says the Lord , and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?