Ezekiel 22:6
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New International Version
"'See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood.

King James Bible
Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, the princes of Israel have been in thee to shed blood, each according to his power.

World English Bible
Behold, the princes of Israel, everyone according to his power, have been in you to shed blood.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, princes of Israel -- each according to his arm Have been in thee to shed blood.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold, the princes - Ye are a vile and murderous people, and your princes have been of the same character. Like people, like prince.

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the princes

Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

Nehemiah 9:34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law...

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless...

Jeremiah 2:26,27 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests...

Jeremiah 5:5 I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God...

Jeremiah 32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they...

Daniel 9:8 O Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you.

Micah 3:1-3,9-11 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Zechariah 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

power [heb] arm

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

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God Seeks Intercessors
"I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night. Ye that are the Lord's remembrancers, keep not silence, and give Him no rest till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth."--ISA. lxii. 6, 7. "And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor."--ISA. lix. 16. "And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered, and there was none to uphold."--ISA. lxiii. 5. "There is none that calleth upon Thy name, that
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

How those who Fear Scourges and those who Contemn them are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 14.) Differently to be admonished are those who fear scourges, and on that account live innocently, and those who have grown so hard in wickedness as not to be corrected even by scourges. For those who fear scourges are to be told by no means to desire temporal goods as being of great account, seeing that bad men also have them, and by no means to shun present evils as intolerable, seeing they are not ignorant how for the most part good men also are touched by them. They are to be admonished
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.

Ezekiel 21:12
Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people; it is against all the princes of Israel. They are thrown to the sword along with my people. Therefore beat your breast.

Ezekiel 22:3
and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols,

Ezekiel 22:27
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.

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