Jeremiah 6:3
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English Standard Version
Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her; they shall pitch their tents around her; they shall pasture, each in his place.

King James Bible
The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

American Standard Version
Shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The shepherds shall come to her with their flocks: they have pitched their tents against her round about: every one shall feed them that are under his hand.

English Revised Version
Shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

Webster's Bible Translation
The shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her on every side; they shall feed every one in his place.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Through the luxurious living their wealth makes possible to them, they are grown fat and sleek. עשׁתוּ, in graphic description, is joined asynd. to the preceding verb. It is explained by recent comm. of fat bodies, become glossy, in keeping with the noun עשׁת, which in Sol 5:14 expresses the glitter of ivory; for the meaning cogitare, think, meditate, which עשׁת bears in Chald., yields no sense available here. The next clause is variously explained. גּם points to another, yet worse kind of behaviour. It is not possible to defend the translation: they overflow with evil speeches, or swell out with evil things (Umbr., Ew.), since עבר c. accus. does not mean to overflow with a thing. Yet more arbitrary is the assumption of a change of the subject: (their) evil speeches overflow. The only possible subject to the verb is the wicked ones, with whom the context deals before and after. דּברי־רע are not words of wickedness equals what may be called wickedness, but things of wickedness, wicked things. דּברי serves to distribute the idea of רע into the particular cases into which it falls, as in Psalm 65:4; Psalm 105:27, and elsewhere, where it is commonly held to be pleonastic. Hitz. expounds truly: the individual wickednesses in which the abstract idea of wicked manifests itself. Sense: they go beyond all that can be conceived as evil, i.e., the bounds of evil or wickedness. The cause they plead not, namely, the case of the orphans. ויצליחוּ, imperf. c. ו consec.: that so they might have prosperity. Hitz. regards the wicked men as the subject, and explains the words thus: such justice would indeed be a necessary condition of their success. But that the wicked could attain to prosperity by seizing every opportunity of defending the rights of the fatherless is too weak a thought, coming after what has preceded, and besides it does not fit the case of those who go beyond all bounds in wickedness. Ew. and Graf translate: that they (the wicked) might make good the rightful cause (of the orphan), help the poor man to his rights. But even if הצליח seems in 2 Chronicles 7:11; Daniel 8:25, to have the signif. carry through, make good, yet in these passages the sig. carry through with success is fundamental; there, as here, this will not suit, הצליח being in any case applicable only to doubtful and difficult causes - a thought foreign to the present context. Blame is attached to the wicked, not because they do not defend the orphan's doubtful pleas, but because they give no heed at all to the orphan's rights. We therefore hold with Raschi that the orphans are subject to this verb: that the orphans might have had prosperity. The plural is explained when we note that יתום is perfectly general, and may be taken as collective. The accusation in this verse shows further that the prophet had the godless rulers and judges of the people in his eye.

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shepherds.

Nahum 3:18 Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: your nobles shall dwell in the dust: your people is scattered on the mountains...

they shall.

Jeremiah 4:16,17 Make you mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country...

Jeremiah 39:1-3 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem...

2 Kings 24:2,10-12 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites...

2 Kings 25:1-4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month...

Luke 19:43 For the days shall come on you, that your enemies shall cast a trench about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side,

Cross References
Luke 19:43
For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side

2 Kings 25:1
And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and laid siege to it. And they built siegeworks all around it.

Jeremiah 4:17
Like keepers of a field are they against her all around, because she has rebelled against me, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 12:10
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled down my portion; they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

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