Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives for dishonest gain.
Cross ReferencesMatthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
Therefore a lion from the forest will strike them down, a wolf from the desert will ravage them. A leopard will lie in wait near their cities, and everyone who ventures out will be torn to pieces. For their rebellious acts are many, and their unfaithful deeds are numerous.
The officials of Judah and Jerusalem, the court officials, the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the pieces of the calf,
And when they came into the city, Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the men with him slaughtered them and threw them into a cistern.
and tell her that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'O city who brings her own doom by shedding blood within her walls and making idols to defile herself,
See how every prince of Israel within you has used his power to shed blood.
Now look, I strike My hands together against your unjust gain and against the blood you have shed in your midst.
The conspiracy of the princes in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing its prey. They devour the people, seize the treasures and precious things, and multiply the widows within her.
So My people come to you as usual, sit before you, and hear your words; but they do not put them into practice. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest gain.
You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened sheep, but you do not feed the flock.
Yes, I will cause My people Israel to walk upon you; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance, and you will no longer deprive them of their children.'
This land will be his possession in Israel. And My princes will no longer oppress My people, but will give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
The prince must not take any of the inheritance of the people by evicting them from their property. He is to provide an inheritance for his sons from his own property, so that none of My people will be displaced from his property.'"
You hate good and love evil. You tear the skin from My people and strip the flesh from their bones.
Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, to place his nest on high and escape the hand of disaster!
Her princes are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, leaving nothing for the morning.
Chapter Outline1. A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem, and the dispersion of the Jews in consequence
17. God will burn them as dross in his furnace
23. The general corruption of prophets, priests, princes, and the people
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