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He says, "All the leaders, who are supposed to warn my people, are blind! They know nothing. They are like watch dogs that don't bark--they only lie around and dream. How they love to sleep!
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His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams.
Isaiah 52:8 The voice of thy watchmen: they have lifted up their voice, they shall praise together: for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall convert Sion.
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: and thou shalt hear the word out of my mouth, and shalt tell it them from me.
Isaiah 29:10 For the Lord hath mingled for you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover your prophets and princes, that see visions.
Jeremiah 14:13,14 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, the prophets say to them: You shall not see the sword, and there shall be no famine among you, but he will give you true peace in this place. . . .
Hosea 4:6 My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
Hosea 9:7,8 The days of visitation are come, the days of repaying are come: know ye, O Israel, that the prophet was foolish, the spiritual man was mad, for the multitude of thy iniquity, and the multitude of thy madness. . . .
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.
Matthew 23:16-26 Woe to you, blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the temple is a debtor. . . .
Luke 6:39,40 And he spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both fall into the ditch? . . .
they are all dumb
Isaiah 58:1 Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Jeremiah 6:13,14 For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit. . . .
Jeremiah 23:13,14 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied in Baal and deceived my people Israel. . . .
Ezekiel 3:15-18,26,27 And I came to them of the captivity, to the heap of new corn, to them that dwelt by the river Chobar, and I sat where they sat: and I remained there seven days mourning in the midst of them. . . .
Ezekiel 13:16 Even the prophets of Israel that prophesy to Jerusalem, and that see visions of peace for her: and there is no peace, saith the Lord God.
Ezekiel 33:6 And if the watchman see the sword coming, and sound not the trumpet: and the people look not to themselves, and the sword come, and cut off a soul from among them: he indeed is taken away in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at the hand of the watchman.
Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs: beware of evil workers: beware of the concision.
Proverbs 6:4-10 Deliver thyself as a doe from the hand, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. . . .
Proverbs 24:30-34 I passed by the field of the slothful man, and by the vineyard of the foolish man: . . .
Jonah 1:2-6 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah, the son of Amathi, saying: . . .
Nahum 3:18 Thy shepherds have slumbered, O king of Assyria, thy princes shall be buried: thy people are hid in the mountains, and there is none to gather them.
Mark 13:34-37 Even as a man who, going into a far country, left his house and gave authority to his servants over every work and commanded the porter to watch. . . .
ContextIsrael's Sinful Leaders
9All ye beasts of the field come to devour, all ye beasts of the forest. 10His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams.11And most impudent dogs, they never had enough: the shepherds themselves knew no understanding: all have turned aside into their own way, every one after his own gain, from the first even to the last.…
Be astonished, and wonder, waver, and stagger: be drunk, and not with wine: stagger, and not with drunkenness.
And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, the prophets say to them: You shall not see the sword, and there shall be no famine among you, but he will give you true peace in this place.
And the Lord said to me: The prophets prophesy falsely in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, nor have I spoken to them: they prophesy unto you a lying vision, and divination and deceit, and the seduction of their own heart.
Nun. They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they were defiled with blood: and when they could not help walking in it, they held up their skirts.
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: and thou shalt hear the word out of my mouth, and shalt tell it them from me.
Thy shepherds have slumbered, O king of Assyria, thy princes shall be buried: thy people are hid in the mountains, and there is none to gather them.
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