Ezekiel 13:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel.

King James Bible
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

American Standard Version
O Israel, thy prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy prophets, O Israel, were like foxes in the deserts.

English Revised Version
O Israel, thy prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.

Webster's Bible Translation
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

Ezekiel 13:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Sign Depicting the Terrors and Consequences of the Conquest of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 12:17. And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, Ezekiel 12:18. Son of man, thou shalt eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and trouble; Ezekiel 12:19. And say to the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, in the land of Israel, They will eat their bread in trouble, and drink their water in amazement, because her land is laid waste of all its fulness for the wickedness of all who dwell therein. Ezekiel 12:20. And the inhabited cities become desolate, and the land will be laid waste; that ye may learn that I am Jehovah. - The carrying out of this sign is not mentioned; not that there is any doubt as to its having been done, but that it is simply taken for granted. The trouble and trembling could only be expressed by means of gesture. רעשׁ, generally an earthquake or violent convulsion; here, simply shaking, synonymous with רגזה, trembling. "Bread and water" is the standing expression for food; so that even here the idea of scanty provisions is not to be sought therein. This idea is found merely in the signs of anxiety and trouble with which Ezekiel was to eat his food. אל־אדמת equals 'על־אד, "upon the land," equivalent to "in the land." This is appended to show that the prophecy does not refer to those who had already been carried into exile, but to the inhabitants of Jerusalem who were still in the land. For the subject-matter, compare Ezekiel 4:16-17. למען indicates not the intention, "in order that," but the motive, "because."

Ezekiel 13:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prophets Crafty, mischievous, and ravenous; always scheming something for their own interest; while they would not risk their persons to avert the mischief which they had caused.

like

Songs 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy to you of wine and of strong drink...

Micah 3:5 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace...

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ...

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus...

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

1 Timothy 4:1,2 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...

Titus 1:10-12 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision...

Revelation 13:11-14 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:15
Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom."

Ezekiel 13:3
Thus says the Lord GOD, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

Ezekiel 13:5
You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in the day of the LORD.

Jump to Previous
Desert Deserts Foxes Israel Jackals Places Prophets Ruins Waste Wastes
Jump to Next
Desert Deserts Foxes Israel Jackals Places Prophets Ruins Waste Wastes
Links
Ezekiel 13:4 NIV
Ezekiel 13:4 NLT
Ezekiel 13:4 ESV
Ezekiel 13:4 NASB
Ezekiel 13:4 KJV

Ezekiel 13:4 Bible Apps
Ezekiel 13:4 Biblia Paralela
Ezekiel 13:4 Chinese Bible
Ezekiel 13:4 French Bible
Ezekiel 13:4 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Ezekiel 13:3
Top of Page
Top of Page