Jeremiah 5:27
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English Standard Version
Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich;

King James Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

American Standard Version
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a net is full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit: therefore are they become great and enriched.

English Revised Version
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

Webster's Bible Translation
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they have become great, and have grown rich.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reproof of sins is introduced by an apostrophe to the hardened race. The exhortation, "Publish this," is addressed to all the prophet's hearers who have the welfare of the people at heart. "This," in Jeremiah 5:20 and Jeremiah 5:21, refers to the chiding statement from Jeremiah 5:23 onwards, that the people fears not God. The form of address, people foolish and without understanding (cf. Jeremiah 4:22; Hosea 7:11), is made cutting, in order, if possible, to bring the people yet to their senses. The following clauses, "they have eyes," etc., depict spiritual blindness and deafness, as in Ezekiel 12:22; cf. Deuteronomy 29:3. Blindness is shown in that they see not the government of God's almighty power in nature; deafness, in that they hear not the voice of God in His word. They have no fear even of the God whose power has in the sand set an impassable barrier for the mighty waves of the sea. "Me" is put first for emphasis. The waves beat against their appointed barrier, but are not able, sc. to pass it.

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cage. or, coop. This is, without doubt, a reference to a decoy or trap-cage, as Dr. Blayney renders; in which fowlers place several tame birds, to decoy the others into the snare prepared for them.

Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...

so are.

Proverbs 1:11-13 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause...

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail...

Micah 1:12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

Micah 6:10,11 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable...

Habakkuk 2:9-11 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

Cross References
Jeremiah 8:5
Why then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 9:6
Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are you, O LORD, when I complain to you; yet I would plead my case before you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?

Micah 6:10
Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?

Zephaniah 1:9
On that day I will punish everyone who leaps over the threshold, and those who fill their master's house with violence and fraud.

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