New Living Translation
"Don't point your finger at someone else and try to pass the blame! My complaint, you priests, is with you.
King James Bible
Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
Darby Bible Translation
Yet let no man strive, and let no man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
World English Bible
"Yet let no man bring a charge, neither let any man accuse; For your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, let no one strive, nor reprove a man, And thy people are as those striving with a priest.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:4 Let no man strive - They are so hardened, it is to no purpose to warn them any more. As they that strive - There is no modesty, or fear of God or man left among them, they will contend with their teachers, reprovers, and counsellors.
LibraryEpistle cxxi. To Leander, Bishop of Hispalis (Seville).
To Leander, Bishop of Hispalis (Seville). Gregory to Leander, Bishop of Spain. I have the epistle of thy Holiness, written with the pen of charity alone. For what the tongue transferred to the paper had got its tincture from the heart. Good and wise men were present when it was read, and at once their bowels were stirred with emotion. Everyone began to seize thee in his heart with the hand of love, for that in that epistle the sweetness of thy disposition was not to be heard, but seen. All severally …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
The Assyrian Captivity
That the Ruler Relax not his Care for the Things that are Within in his Occupation among the Things that are Without, nor Neglect to Provide
The Prophet Amos.
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must die. In this way you will purge the evil from Israel.
And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be speechless and unable to rebuke them, for they are rebels.
Leave Israel alone, because she is married to idolatry.
How you hate honest judges! How you despise people who tell the truth!
So those who are smart keep their mouths shut, for it is an evil time.
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