Jeremiah 6:13
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New International Version
"From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.

New Living Translation
"From the least to the greatest, their lives are ruled by greed. From prophets to priests, they are all frauds.

English Standard Version
“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.

New American Standard Bible
"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

King James Bible
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is making profit dishonestly. From prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, from the least important to the most important, they're all greedy for dishonest gain. From prophet to priest, they all act deceitfully.

NET Bible
"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.

New Heart English Bible
"For from their least even to their greatest, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"All of them, from the least important to the most important, are eager to make money dishonestly. All of them, from prophets to priests, act deceitfully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them Every one is greedy for gain; And from the prophet even unto the priest Every one dealeth falsely.

New American Standard 1977
“For from the least of them even to the greatest of them,
            Everyone is greedy for gain,
            And from the prophet even to the priest
            Everyone deals falsely.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them each one is given to greed; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.

King James 2000 Bible
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone deals falsely.

American King James Version
For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest every one deals falsely.

American Standard Version
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit.

Darby Bible Translation
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely.

English Revised Version
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Webster's Bible Translation
For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest every one dealeth falsely.

World English Bible
"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Young's Literal Translation
For from their least unto their greatest, Every one is gaining dishonest gain, And from prophet even unto priest, Every one is dealing falsely,
Study Bible
Israel's Rebellion and God's Wrath
12"Their houses shall be turned over to others, Their fields and their wives together; For I will stretch out My hand Against the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD. 13"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely. 14"They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace.…
Cross References
2 Peter 2:1
Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies that even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

Isaiah 56:11
And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Isaiah 57:17
"Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 2:29
"Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 8:10
"Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone practices deceit.

Jeremiah 14:18
'If I go out to the country, Behold, those slain with the sword! Or if I enter the city, Behold, diseases of famine! For both prophet and priest Have gone roving about in the land that they do not know.'"

Jeremiah 17:11
"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."

Jeremiah 22:17
"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Jeremiah 23:11
"For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found their wickedness," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 27:15
for I have not sent them," declares the LORD, "but they prophesy falsely in My name, in order that I may drive you out and that you may perish, you and the prophets who prophesy to you."
Treasury of Scripture

For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest every one deals falsely.

For.

Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to …

Jeremiah 14:18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! …

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and …

Jeremiah 23:11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I …

Isaiah 56:9-12 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts …

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: …

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase…

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Micah 3:2,3,5,11 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from …

Zephaniah 3:3,4 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening …

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: …

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, …

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise …

and.

Jeremiah 2:8,26 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the …

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Jeremiah 23:11,14,15 For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I …

Jeremiah 26:7,8 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah …

Jeremiah 32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children …

Isaiah 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are …

Lamentations 4:13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, …

Ezekiel 22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like …

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have …

(13) Is given to covetousness.--Literally, gained gain. The Hebrew word (as in Genesis 37:26; Job 22:2) does not necessarily involve the idea of dishonest gain, though this (as in Proverbs 1:19; Habakkuk 2:9) is often implied. What the prophet condemns is the universal desire of gain (rem . . . rem . . . quocunque modo rem), sure to lead, as in the second clause, to a gratification of it by fair means or foul.

From the prophet even unto the priest . . .--The two orders that ought to have checked the evil are noted as having been foremost in promoting it. (Comp. Note on Jeremiah 5:31.)

Dealeth falsely.--Literally, worketh a lie, in the sense of "dishonesty."

Verse 13. - Given to covetousness; literally, gaineth gain; but the word here rendered "gain" implies that it is unrighteous gain (the root means "to tear"), Unjust gain and murder are repeatedly singled out in the Old Testament as representative sins (comp. Ezekiel 33:31; Psalm 119:36; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 2:34; and see my note on Isaiah 57:17). There is a special reason for the selection of "covetousness" here. Land was the object of a high-born Jew's ambition, and expulsion from his land was his appropriate punishment (comp. Isaiah 5:8, 9). For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them,.... From the least in age to the oldest among them; or rather, from persons of the lowest class of life, and in the meanest circumstances, to those that are in the highest places of trust and honour, and are in the greatest affluence of riches and wealth; so that as men of every age and station had sinned, old and young, high and low, rich and poor, it was but just and right that they should all share in the common calamity:

everyone is given to covetousness; which is mentioned particularly, and instead of other sins, it being the root of evil, and was the prevailing sin among them:

from the prophet even unto the priest everyone dealeth falsely; the false prophet, as Kimchi interprets it, and so the Septuagint and other versions; and the priest of Baal, as the same interpreter; both acted deceitfully; the one in prophesying lies to the people, the other in drawing them off from the pure worship of God. The Targum is,

"from the scribe to the priest;''

from the lowest order of teachers to the highest in ecclesiastical office. The whole shows a most general and dreadful corruption. 13. (Jer 8:10; Isa 56:11; Mic 3:11).6:9-17 When the Lord arises to take vengeance, no sinners of any age or rank, or of either sex escape. They were set upon the world, and wholly carried away by the love of it. If we judge of this sin by God's word, we find multitudes in every station and rank given up to it. Those are to be reckoned our worst and most dangerous enemies, who flatter us in a sinful way. Oh that men would be wise for their souls! Ask for the old paths; the way of godliness and righteousness has always been the way God has owned and blessed. Ask for the old paths set forth by the written word of God. When you have found the good way, go on in it, you will find abundant recompence at your journey's end. But if men will not obey the voice of God and flee to his appointed Refuge, it will plainly appear at the day of judgment, that they are ruined because they reject God's word.
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