Jeremiah 5:31
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New International Version
The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?

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?

English Standard Version
the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?

New American Standard Bible
The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own authority. My people love it like this. But what will you do at the end of it?

International Standard Version
The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?"

NET Bible
The prophets prophesy lies. The priests exercise power by their own authority. And my people love to have it this way. But they will not be able to help you when the time of judgment comes!

New Heart 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?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Prophets prophesy lies. Priests rule under the prophets' directions, and my people love this. But what will you do in the end?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
The prophets prophesy in the service of falsehood, And the priests bear rule at their beck; And My people love to have it so; What then will ye do in the end thereof?

New American Standard 1977
The prophets prophesy falsely,
            And the priests rule on their own authority;
            And My people love it so!
            But what will you do at the end of it?



Jubilee Bible 2000
The prophets prophesied falsely, and the priests bore rule by their hands; and my people love to have it so. What will ye do in the end thereof?

King James 2000 Bible
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their own power; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end?

American King James Version
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end thereof?

American Standard Version
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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prophets prophesied falsehood, and the priests clapped their hands: and my people loved such things: what then shall be done 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?

English Revised Version
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?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

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?

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:19-31 Unhumbled hearts are ready to charge God with being unjust in their afflictions. But they may read their sin in their punishment. If men will inquire wherefore the Lord doeth hard things unto them, let them think of their sins. The restless waves obeyed the Divine decree, that they should not pass the sandy shores, which were as much a restraint as lofty mountains; but they burst all restraints of God's law, and were wholly gone into wickedness. Neither did they consider their interest. While the Lord, year after year, reserves to us the appointed weeks of harvest, men live on his bounty; yet they transgress against him. Sin deprives us of God's blessings; it makes the heaven as brass, and the earth as iron. Certainly the things of this world are not the best things; and we are not to think, that, because evil men prosper, God allows their practices. Though sentence against evil works is not executed speedily, it will be executed. Shall I not visit for these things? This speaks the certainty and the necessity of God's judgments. Let those who walk in bad ways consider that an end will come, and there will be bitterness in the latter end.
Study Bible
Judgment Proclaimed
30"An appalling and horrible thing Has happened in the land: 31The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?
Cross References
Isaiah 43:27
"Your first forefather sinned, And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.

Isaiah 47:7
"Yet you said, 'I will be a queen forever.' These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them.

Jeremiah 12:4
How long is the land to mourn And the vegetation of the countryside to wither? For the wickedness of those who dwell in it, Animals and birds have been snatched away, Because men have said, "He will not see our latter ending."

Jeremiah 14:14
Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.

Jeremiah 26:7
The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.

Lamentations 4:13
Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous;

Lamentations 4:18
They hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our end drew near, Our days were finished For our end had come.

Ezekiel 13:6
"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.

Hosea 4:9
And it will be, like people, like priest; So I will punish them for their ways And repay them for their deeds.

Hosea 6:10
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim's harlotry is there, Israel has defiled itself.
Treasury of Scripture

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end thereof?

prophets.

Jeremiah 14:14 Then the LORD said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: …

Jeremiah 23:25,26 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, …

Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they …

Ezekiel 13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD said: …

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

Matthew 7:15-17 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, …

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

2 Peter 2:1,2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

bear rule. or, take into their hand my people.

Isaiah 30:10,11 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not …

Micah 2:6,11 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not …

John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

and what.

Jeremiah 4:30,31 And when you are spoiled, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself …

Jeremiah 22:22,23 The wind shall eat up all your pastors, and your lovers shall go …

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

Isaiah 10:3 And what will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation …

Isaiah 20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such …

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Lamentations 1:9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembers not her last end; …

Ezekiel 22:14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that …

Zephaniah 2:2,3 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, …

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