The false comments about Yahweh (Jer 5:12-5:13)

“They have spoken falsely of Yahweh.

They have said.

‘He will do nothing.

No evil will come upon us.

We shall not see the sword.

We shall not see famine.’

The prophets are nothing but wind.

The word is not in them.

Thus shall it be done to them!”

The people have spoken falsely about Yahweh. They think that he will not do anything. No evil will come upon them. They would not suffer from the sword or famine. The weak prophets were nothing but wind bags. They think that nothing would happen to them.