New American Standard Bible
Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous;
King James Bible
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
Darby Bible Translation
It is for the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, who have shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her.
World English Bible
[It is] because of the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of the sins of her prophets, The iniquities of her priests, Who are shedding in her midst the blood of the righteous,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The blood of the just - Jeremiah 26:7-24 exhibits priests and prophets as the prime movers in an attempt to silence the word of God by putting Jeremiah to death. Compare the margin reference to Matthew.
LibraryThe Children of the Poor.
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOR. The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.--LAMENTATIONS iv., 4. The writer of these words bewailed a state of War and Captivity--a state of things in which the great relations of human life are broken up and desecrated. But it is strange to find that the most flourishing forms of civilization involve conditions very similar to this. For, if any man will push beyond the circle of his daily associations, and enter the regions of the abject poor, he will …
E. H. Chapin—Humanity in the City
The Great Shepherd
"So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?
"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.
When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, "You must die!
"Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD saying, 'This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate, without inhabitant '?" And all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
Your prophets have seen for you False and foolish visions; And they have not exposed your iniquity So as to restore you from captivity, But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.
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