New Living Translation
From the very beginning, your first ancestor sinned against me; all your leaders broke my laws.
King James Bible
Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy first father hath sinned, and thy mediators have rebelled against me.
World English Bible
Your first father sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against me.
Young's Literal Translation
Thy first father sinned, And thine interpreters transgressed against me,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
43:27 Thy father - This may be put for their forefathers; and so he tells them, that as they were sinners, so also were their progenitors, yea even the best of them. Teachers - Thy priests and prophets; who were their intercessors with God: and if these were transgressors, the people had no reason to fancy themselves innocent.
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The Nature of Justification
The leaders of Israel are the head, and the lying prophets are the tail.
The earth staggers like a drunk. It trembles like a tent in a storm. It falls and will not rise again, for the guilt of its rebellion is very heavy.
Now, however, Israel is led by drunks who reel with wine and stagger with alcohol. The priests and prophets stagger with alcohol and lose themselves in wine. They reel when they see visions and stagger as they render decisions.
For the LORD has poured out on you a spirit of deep sleep. He has closed the eyes of your prophets and visionaries.
This is what the LORD says: "Was your mother sent away because I divorced her? Did I sell you as slaves to my creditors? No, you were sold because of your sins. And your mother, too, was taken because of your sins.
Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor, and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation."
"Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast. Shout aloud! Don't be timid. Tell my people Israel of their sins!
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