Jeremiah 10:21
Good News Translation
I answered, "Our leaders are stupid; they do not ask the LORD for guidance. This is why they have failed, and our people have been scattered.

Contemporary English Version
But I told them, "Our leaders were stupid failures, because they refused to listen to the LORD. And so we've been scattered like sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the pastors have done foolishly, and have not sought the Lord: therefore have they not understood, and all their flock is scattered.

New American Bible
How stupid are the shepherds! The LORD they have not sought; For this reason they have failed, and all their flocks scattered.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Because the pastors have done foolishly, and have not sought the Lord: therefore have they not understood, and all their flock is scattered.

the pastors.

Jeremiah 10:8,14 They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood. . . .

Jeremiah 2:8 The priests did not say: Where is the Lord? and they that held the law knew me not, and the pastors transgressed against me: and the prophets prophesied in Baal, and followed idols.

Jeremiah 5:31 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?

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed, and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.

Jeremiah 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot: they have changed my delightful portion into a desolate wilderness.

Jeremiah 23:9 To the prophets: My heart is broken within me, all my bones tremble: I am become as a drunken man, and as a man full of wine, at the presence of the Lord, and at the presence of his holy words.

Isaiah 56:10-12 His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams. . . .

Ezekiel 22:25-30 There is a conspiracy of prophets in the midst thereof: like a lion that roareth and catcheth the prey, they have devoured souls, they have taken riches and hire, they have made many widows in the midst thereof. . . .

Ezekiel 34:2-10 Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds? . . .

John 10:12,13 But the hireling and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf casteth and scattereth the sheep, . . .

Zechariah 10:3 My wrath is kindled against the shepherds, and I will visit upon the buck goats: for the Lord of hosts hath visited his flock, the house of Juda, and hath made them as the horse of his glory in the battle.

their.

Jeremiah 23:1 Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 49:32 And their camels shall be for a spoil and the multitude of their cattle for a booty, and I will scatter into every wind them that have their hair cut round, and I will bring destruction upon them from all their confines, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 50:17 Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria devoured him: and last this Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

Ezekiel 34:5,6,12 And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered. . . .

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand to the little ones.

Context
The Coming Destruction
20My tabernacle is laid waste, all my cords are broken: my children are gone out from me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains. 21Because the pastors have done foolishly, and have not sought the Lord: therefore have they not understood, and all their flock is scattered.22Behold the sound of a noise cometh, a great commotion out of the land of the north: to make the cities of Juda a desert, and a dwelling for dragons.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 2:8
The priests did not say: Where is the Lord? and they that held the law knew me not, and the pastors transgressed against me: and the prophets prophesied in Baal, and followed idols.

Jeremiah 22:30
Thus saith the Lord: Write this man barren, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for there shall not be a man of his seed that shall sit upon the throne of David, and have power any more in Juda.

Jeremiah 23:1
Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel to the pastors that feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold I will visit upon you for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.

Ezekiel 34:2
Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?

Ezekiel 34:5
And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

Additional Translations
For the shepherds have become senseless and do not seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of Jehovah: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.

For the shepherds have become foolish, and have not sought the Lord; therefore the whole pasture has failed, and the sheep have been scattered.

For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not sought Jehovah; therefore have they not acted wisely, and all their flock is scattered.

For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of the LORD: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.

For the pastors have become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of Yahweh: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.

For the shepherds have become brutish, And Jehovah they have not sought, Therefore they have not acted wisely, And all their flock is scattered.
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