Zephaniah 3:3
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New International Version
Her officials within her are roaring lions; her rulers are evening wolves, who leave nothing for the morning.

New Living Translation
Its leaders are like roaring lions hunting for their victims. Its judges are like ravenous wolves at evening time, who by dawn have left no trace of their prey.

English Standard Version
Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning.

New American Standard Bible
Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.

King James Bible
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves of the night, which leave nothing for the morning.

International Standard Version
Its national officials are roaring lions; its judges are like wolves of the night that don't leave the bones for the morning.

NET Bible
Her princes are as fierce as roaring lions; her rulers are as hungry as wolves in the desert, who completely devour their prey by morning.

New Heart English Bible
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing until the next day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its officials are [like] roaring lions. Its judges are [like] wolves in the evening. They leave nothing to gnaw on for the morning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; Her judges are wolves of the desert, They leave not a bone for the morrow.

New American Standard 1977
Her princes within her are roaring lions,
            Her judges are wolves at evening;
            They leave nothing for the morning.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they do not leave a bone for tomorrow.

King James 2000 Bible
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave not a bone till the morning.

American King James Version
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

American Standard Version
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave nothing till the morrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her princes are in the midst of her as roaring lions: her judges are evening wolves, they left nothing for the morning.

Darby Bible Translation
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, that leave nothing for the morning.

English Revised Version
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave nothing till the morrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

World English Bible
Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing until the next day.

Young's Literal Translation
Her heads in her midst are roaring lions, Her judges are evening wolves, They have not gnawn the bone in the morning.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-7 The holy God hates sin most in those nearest to him. A sinful state is, and will be, a woful state. Yet they had the tokens of God's presence, and all the advantages of knowing his will, with the strongest reasons to do it; still they persisted in disobedience. Alas, that men often are more active in doing wickedness than believers are in doing good.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Jerusalem
2She heeded no voice, She accepted no instruction. She did not trust in the LORD, She did not draw near to her God. 3Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning. 4Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.…
Cross References
Isaiah 5:29
Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young lions; It growls as it seizes the prey And carries it off with no one to deliver it.

Jeremiah 5:6
Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities. Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many, Their apostasies are numerous.

Jeremiah 34:19
the officials of Judah and the officials of Jerusalem, the court officers and the priests and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf--

Ezekiel 22:27
"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

Ezekiel 33:26
"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?"'

Micah 3:3
Who eat the flesh of my people, Strip off their skin from them, Break their bones And chop them up as for the pot And as meat in a kettle."

Habakkuk 1:8
"Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.
Treasury of Scripture

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

princes.

Job 4:8-11 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, …

Psalm 10:8-10 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places …

Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over …

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

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

Ezekiel 22:6,25-27 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in you to their power …

Micah 3:1-4,9-11 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

evening.

Jeremiah 5:6 Why a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings …

Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce …

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