New American Standard Bible
'Like a cage full of birds, So 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.
Darby Bible Translation
As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.
World English Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.
Young's Literal Translation
As a cage full of fowls, So their houses are full of deceit, Therefore they have been great, and are rich.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Deceit - The wealth gained by deceit and fraud.
LibraryGod's Barriers against Man's Sin
I am slowly rallying. My great struggle now is with weakness. I feel as if my frail bark had weathered a heavy storm which has made every timber creak. Do not attribute this illness to my having laboured too hard for my Master. For his dear sake, I would that I may yet be able to labour more. Such toils as might be hardly noticed in the ramp for the service of one's country, would excite astonishment in the church for the service of our God. And now, I entreat you for love's sake to continue in prayer …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus.
"Why then has this people, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return.
"Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed?
"And I will punish on that day all who leap on the temple threshold, Who fill the house of their lord with violence and deceit.
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