New Living Translation
For the leaders of the people have misled them. They have led them down the path of destruction.
King James Bible
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
Darby Bible Translation
For the guides of this people mislead them; and they that are guided by them are swallowed up.
World English Bible
For those who lead this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are destroyed.
Young's Literal Translation
And the eulogists of this people are causing to err, And its eulogised ones are consumed.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:16 The leaders - Their false prophets. Cause - By false doctrines and evil counsels and persuasions. Destroyed - Shall certainly perish.
"Thou hast magnified the nation, and increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil."--Isaiah 9:3. Notice that I make a correction in the version from which I am reading. The Authorized Version has it, "Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy." This is not consistent with the connection; the Revised Version has very properly put it, "Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy." I have not …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
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so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch."
"Blind guides! What sorrow awaits you! For you say that it means nothing to swear 'by God's Temple,' but that it is binding to swear 'by the gold in the Temple.'
Blind guides! You strain your water so you won't accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!
Childish leaders oppress my people, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you; they send you down the wrong road.
The LORD has sent a spirit of foolishness on them, so all their suggestions are wrong. They cause Egypt to stagger like a drunk in his vomit.
"I saw that the prophets of Samaria were terribly evil, for they prophesied in the name of Baal and led my people of Israel into sin.
This is what the LORD says: "The people of Judah have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They have rejected the instruction of the LORD, refusing to obey his decrees. They have been led astray by the same lies that deceived their ancestors.
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