New International Version
Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?
King James Bible
And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
Darby Bible Translation
And my sheep have to eat that which ye have trodden with your feet, and to drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
World English Bible
As for my sheep, they eat that which you have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which you have fouled with your feet.
Young's Literal Translation
And My flock the trodden thing of your feet consumeth, And the trampled thing of your feet drinketh?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have eaten up the good pasture - Arrogate to yourselves all the promises of God, and will hardly permit the simple believer to claim or possess any token of God's favor.
Ye must foul the residue with your feet? - Ye abuse God's mercies; you consume much upon yourselves, and ye spoil more, on which the poor would have been glad to feed. There are some who would rather give food to their sporting dogs than to the poor around them, who are ready to starve, and who would be glad of the crumbs that fall from the table of those masters!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryThe Church of Christ
This, then, is the meaning of the text; that God would make Jerusalem and the places round about his hill a blessing. I shall not, however, use it so this morning, but I shall use it in a more confined sense--or, perhaps, in a more enlarged sense--as it applies to the church of Jesus Christ, and to this particular church with which you and I stand connected. "I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
That the Ruler Should Be, through Humility, a Companion of Good Livers, But, through the Zeal of Righteousness, Rigid against the vices of Evildoers.
Covenanting Provided for in the Everlasting Covenant.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
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