Ezekiel 22:27
New International Version
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.

New Living Translation
Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people’s lives for money!

English Standard Version
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, shedding blood, destroying lives to get dishonest gain.

Berean Study Bible
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives for dishonest gain.

King James Bible
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

New King James Version
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.

New American Standard Bible
Her leaders within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to make dishonest profit.

NASB 1995
“Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

NASB 1977
“Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

Amplified Bible
Her princes within her are like wolves tearing and devouring the prey, shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

Christian Standard Bible
“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to make profit dishonestly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to make profit dishonestly.

American Standard Version
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Her Princes do violence within her like wolves to shed blood and to destroy souls that they would possess property

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Her princes in the midst of her are as wolves ravening to shed blood, that they may get dishonest gain.

Contemporary English Version
Israel's officials are like ferocious wolves, ripping their victims apart. They make a dishonest living by injuring and killing people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her princes in the midst of her, are like wolves ravening the prey to shed blood, and to destroy souls, and to run after gains through covetousness.

English Revised Version
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey; to shed blood, and to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Good News Translation
The government officials are like wolves tearing apart the animals they have killed. They commit murder in order to get rich.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your leaders are like wolves that tear their prey into pieces. They murder and destroy people to make excessive profits.

International Standard Version
Her princes within her are like wolves tearing their prey apart. They shed blood, destroying souls, and make unjust gain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey: to shed blood, and to destroy souls, so as to get dishonest gain.

Literal Standard Version
Its princes [are] as wolves in its midst, Tearing prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, For the sake of gaining dishonest gain.

NET Bible
Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey--shedding blood and destroying lives--so they can get dishonest profit.

New Heart English Bible
Her officials in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

World English Bible
Her princes in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Young's Literal Translation
Its princes in its midst are as wolves, Tearing prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, For the sake of gaining dishonest gain.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sins of Prophets, Priests, Princes
26Her priests do violence to My law and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they fail to distinguish between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives for dishonest gain. 28Her prophets whitewash these deeds by false visions and lying divinations, saying, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says,’ when the LORD has not spoken.…

Cross References
Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

Acts 20:29
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

Jeremiah 5:6
Therefore a lion from the forest will strike them down, a wolf from the desert will ravage them. A leopard will lie in wait near their cities, and everyone who ventures out will be torn to pieces. For their rebellious acts are many, and their unfaithful deeds are numerous.

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

Jeremiah 41:7
And when they came into the city, Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the men with him slaughtered them and threw them into a cistern.

Ezekiel 22:3
and tell her that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'O city who brings her own doom by shedding blood within her walls and making idols to defile herself,

Ezekiel 22:6
See how every prince of Israel within you has used his power to shed blood.


Treasury of Scripture

Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

princes

Ezekiel 22:6
Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.

Ezekiel 19:3-6
And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men…

Ezekiel 22:6
Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.

to get

Ezekiel 22:13
Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.

Matthew 21:13
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

James 5:1-4
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you









(27) Her princes.--These are not only the kings, but also the nobles and those in authority at court--in other words, the ruling class. Their injustice and violence is a constant theme for prophetic rebuke.

Verse 27. - Wolves (comp. Habakkuk 1:8; Zephaniah 3:3; Matthew 7:15; Acts 20:29).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Her officials
שָׂרֶ֣יהָ (śā·re·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

within
בְקִרְבָּ֔הּ (ḇə·qir·bāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center

her are like wolves
כִּזְאֵבִ֖ים (kiz·’ê·ḇîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2061: A wolf

tearing
טֹ֣רְפֵי (ṭō·rə·p̄ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2963: To pluck off, pull to pieces, to supply with food

their prey,
טָ֑רֶף (ṭā·rep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2964: Something torn, a fragment, a fresh leaf, prey, food

shedding
לִשְׁפָּךְ־ (liš·pāḵ-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

blood,
דָּם֙ (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and destroying
לְאַבֵּ֣ד (lə·’ab·bêḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

lives
נְפָשׁ֔וֹת (nə·p̄ā·šō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

for
לְמַ֖עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

dishonest gain.
בְּצֹ֥עַ (bə·ṣō·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1214: To cut off, break off, gain by violence


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