New Living Translation
Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people's lives for money!
King James Bible
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
Darby Bible Translation
Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
World English Bible
Her princes in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.
Young's Literal Translation
Its princes in its midst are as wolves, Tearing prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, For the sake of gaining dishonest gain.
Ezekiel 22:27 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:27 Destroy souls - Ruin families; cutting off the fathers, and impoverishing the widow, and fatherless.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.
I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock.
So now a lion from the forest will attack them; a wolf from the desert will pounce on them. A leopard will lurk near their towns, tearing apart any who dare to venture out. For their rebellion is great, and their sins are many.
Yes, I will cut you apart, whether you are officials of Judah or Jerusalem, court officials, priests, or common people--for you have broken your oath.
But as soon as they were all inside the town, Ishmael and his men killed all but ten of them and threw their bodies into a cistern.
and give her this message from the Sovereign LORD: O city of murderers, doomed and damned--city of idols, filthy and foul--
"Every leader in Israel who lives within your walls is bent on murder.
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