New Living Translation
Like a cage filled with birds, their homes are filled with evil plots. And now they are great and rich.
King James Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
Darby Bible Translation
As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.
World English Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.
Young's Literal Translation
As a cage full of fowls, So their houses are full of deceit, Therefore they have been great, and are rich.
Jeremiah 5:27 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:27 Their houses - They fill their houses with the goods of those they deceive, and over - reach.
LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back? They cling tightly to their lies and will not turn around.
They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge me," says the LORD.
LORD, you always give me justice when I bring a case before you. So let me bring you this complaint: Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why are evil people so happy?
What shall I say about the homes of the wicked filled with treasures gained by cheating? What about the disgusting practice of measuring out grain with dishonest measures?
Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies, and those who fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
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