Lamentations 4:13
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New International Version
But it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed within her the blood of the righteous.

New Living Translation
Yet it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the sins of her priests, who defiled the city by shedding innocent blood.

English Standard Version
This was for the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed in the midst of her the blood of the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous;

King James Bible
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the guilt of her priests, who shed the blood of the righteous within her.

International Standard Version
Due to the sins committed by her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests who shed in her midst, the blood of the righteous,

NET Bible
But it happened due to the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who poured out in her midst the blood of the righteous.

New Heart English Bible
It is because of the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[They got through] because of the sins of Jerusalem's prophets and the crimes of its priests, who spilled the blood of righteous people within it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is because of the sins of her prophets, And the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just In the midst of her.

New American Standard 1977
Because of the sins of her prophets
            And the iniquities of her priests,
            Who have shed in her midst
            The blood of the righteous,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mem For the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

King James 2000 Bible
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

American King James Version
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the middle of her,

American Standard Version
It is because of the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mem. For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Darby Bible Translation
[It is] for the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, who have shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her.

English Revised Version
It is because of the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

World English Bible
[It is] because of the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of the sins of her prophets, The iniquities of her priests, Who are shedding in her midst the blood of the righteous,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:13-20 Nothing ripens a people more for ruin, nor fills the measure faster, than the sins of priests and prophets. The king himself cannot escape, for Divine vengeance pursues him. Our anointed King alone is the life of our souls; we may safely live under his shadow, and rejoice in Him in the midst of our enemies, for He is the true God and eternal life.
Study Bible
The Distress of Zion
12The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy Could enter the gates of Jerusalem. 13Because of the sins of her prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous; 14They wandered, blind, in the streets; They were defiled with blood So that no one could touch their garments.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:31
So you testify against yourselves that you are the sons of those who murdered the prophets.

Jeremiah 2:30
"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.

Jeremiah 5:31
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?

Jeremiah 6:13
"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.

Jeremiah 26:8
When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, "You must die!

Jeremiah 26:9
"Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD saying, 'This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate, without inhabitant '?" And all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

Lamentations 2:14
Your prophets have seen for you False and foolish visions; And they have not exposed your iniquity So as to restore you from captivity, But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.

Ezekiel 22:26
"Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
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For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the middle of her,

the sins

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

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

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one …

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

Jeremiah 23:11-21 For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I …

Ezekiel 22:26-28 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things: …

Micah 3:11,12 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

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

that

Jeremiah 2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and …

Jeremiah 26:8,9 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all …

Matthew 23:31,33-37 Why you be witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of …

Luke 11:47-51 Woe to you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your …

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they …

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

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