Zephaniah 3:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Her prophets are unprincipled; they are treacherous people. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.

New Living Translation
Its prophets are arrogant liars seeking their own gain. Its priests defile the Temple by disobeying God's instructions.

English Standard Version
Her prophets are fickle, treacherous men; her priests profane what is holy; they do violence to the law.

New American Standard Bible
Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.

King James Bible
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her prophets are reckless-- treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary; they do violence to instruction.

International Standard Version
Its prophets are arrogant and treacherous. Its priests have contaminated the sanctuary. They give perverse interpretations of the Law.

NET Bible
Her prophets are proud; they are deceitful men. Her priests defile what is holy; they break God's laws.

New Heart English Bible
Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous people. Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its prophets are reckless and unfaithful. Its priests contaminate what is holy. They violate the teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her prophets are wanton And treacherous persons; Her priests have profaned that which is holy, They have done violence to the law.

New American Standard 1977
Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men;
            Her priests have profaned the sanctuary.
            They have done violence to the law.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary; they have falsified the law.

King James 2000 Bible
Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous persons: her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

American King James Version
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

American Standard Version
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her prophets are senseless men without faith: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have acted unjustly against the law.

Darby Bible Translation
Her prophets are vain-glorious, treacherous persons; her priests profane the sanctuary, they do violence to the law.

English Revised Version
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Webster's Bible Translation
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

World English Bible
Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous people. Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.

Young's Literal Translation
Her prophets unstable -- men of treachery, Her priests have polluted the sanctuary, They have violated the law.
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
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. 5The LORD is righteous within her; He will do no injustice. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail. But the unjust knows no shame.…
Cross References
Judges 9:4
They gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, and they followed him.

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

Jeremiah 23:32
"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.

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 22:26
"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.

Ezekiel 44:23
"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Malachi 1:6
"'A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'

Malachi 2:7
"For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 2:8
"But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

light.

Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches …

Isaiah 56:10-12 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb …

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

Jeremiah 6:13,14 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one …

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

Jeremiah 14:13-15 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say to them, You …

Jeremiah 23:9-17,25-27 My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones …

Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, said the LORD, …

Jeremiah 27:14,15 Therefore listen not to the words of the prophets that speak to you, …

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

Ezekiel 13:3-16 Thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the foolish prophets, that follow …

Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; …

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will …

Micah 3:5,6 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, …

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

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

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

her priests.

1 Samuel 2:12-17,22 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD…

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

Ezekiel 44:7,8 In that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised …

Hosea 4:6-8 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected …

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

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