New Living Translation
Then some of the leaders of Israel visited me, and while they were sitting with me,
King James Bible
Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
Darby Bible Translation
And there came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
World English Bible
Then came certain of the elders of Israel to me, and sat before me.
Young's Literal Translation
And come in unto me do certain of the elders of Israel, and sit before me.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:1 Elders - Men of note, that were in office and power among the Jews, who were come from Jerusalem.
2 Kings 6:32
Elisha was sitting in his house with the elders of Israel when the king sent a messenger to summon him. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the elders, "A murderer has sent a man to cut off my head. When he arrives, shut the door and keep him out. We will soon hear his master's steps following him."
And so the Lord says, "These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
Then on September 17, during the sixth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, while the leaders of Judah were in my home, the Sovereign LORD took hold of me.
this message came to me from the LORD:
On August 14, during the seventh year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, some of the leaders of Israel came to request a message from the LORD. They sat down in front of me to wait for his reply.
So my people come pretending to be sincere and sit before you. They listen to your words, but they have no intention of doing what you say. Their mouths are full of lustful words, and their hearts seek only after money.
You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings love songs with a beautiful voice or plays fine music on an instrument. They hear what you say, but they don't act on it!
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