New International Version
In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them
King James Bible
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
Darby Bible Translation
And I destroyed three shepherds in one month; and my soul was vexed with them, and their soul also loathed me.
World English Bible
I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.
Young's Literal Translation
And I cut off the three shepherds in one month, and my soul is grieved with them, and also their soul hath abhorred me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month - Taking this literally, some think the three shepherds mean the three Maccabees, Judas, Jonathan, and Simon; others, the three wicked high priests, Jason, Alcimus, and Menelaus; others, the three last princes of the Asmonean race, Alexander, Hyrcanus, and Antigonus.
Perhaps three orders may be intended:
1. The priesthood.
2. The dictatorship, including the Scribes, Pharisees, etc.
3. The magistracy, the great sanhedrin, and the smaller councils.
These were all annihilated by the Roman conquest.
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lothed them. Heb. was straitened for them.
LibraryInspiration of Scripture. --Gospel Difficulties. --The Word of God Infallible. --Other Sciences Subordinate to Theological Science.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. BUT that is not exactly what St. Paul says. The Greek for that, would be He graphe--not pasa graphe--theopneustos. St. Paul does not say that the whole of Scripture, collectively, is inspired. More than that: what he says is, that every writing,--every several book of those hiera grammata, or Holy Scriptures, in which Timothy had been instructed from his childhood,--is inspired by God  . It comes to very nearly the same thing but it is not quite …
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The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Of the Incapacity of an Unregenerate Person for Relishing the Enjoyments of the Heavenly World.
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them."
I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.'
You are a true daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and her children; and you are a true sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
They are unfaithful to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate children. When they celebrate their New Moon feasts, he will devour their fields.
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