New Living Translation
the prophets give false prophecies, and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes?
King James Bible
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Darby Bible Translation
the prophets prophesy falsehood, and the priests rule by their means; and my people love to have it so. But what will ye do in the end thereof?
World English Bible
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own authority; and my people love to have it so. What will you do in the end of it?
Young's Literal Translation
The prophets have prophesied falsely, And the priests bear rule by their means, And My people have loved it so, And what do they at its latter end?
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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
From the very beginning, your first ancestor sinned against me; all your leaders broke my laws.
You said, 'I will reign forever as queen of the world!' You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences.
How long must this land mourn? Even the grass in the fields has withered. The wild animals and birds have disappeared because of the evil in the land. For the people have said, "The LORD doesn't see what's ahead for us!"
Then the LORD said, "These prophets are telling lies in my name. I did not send them or tell them to speak. I did not give them any messages. They prophesy of visions and revelations they have never seen or heard. They speak foolishness made up in their own lying hearts.
The priests, the prophets, and all the people listened to Jeremiah as he spoke in front of the LORD's Temple.
Yet it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the sins of her priests, who defiled the city by shedding innocent blood.
We couldn't go into the streets without danger to our lives. Our end was near; our days were numbered. We were doomed!
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