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.

New American Standard Bible
"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to follow their own greed.

King James 2000 Bible
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

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

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.

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to 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.
Study Bible
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.

Ezekiel 22:13
Now look, I strike My hands together against your unjust gain and against the blood you have shed in your midst.

Ezekiel 22:25
The conspiracy of the princes in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing its prey. They devour the people, seize the treasures and precious things, and multiply the widows within her.

Ezekiel 33:31
So My people come to you as usual, sit before you, and hear your words; but they do not put them into practice. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest gain.

Ezekiel 34:3
You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened sheep, but you do not feed the flock.

Ezekiel 36:12
Yes, I will cause My people Israel to walk upon you; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance, and you will no longer deprive them of their children.'

Ezekiel 45:8
This land will be his possession in Israel. And My princes will no longer oppress My people, but will give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes.

Ezekiel 46:18
The prince must not take any of the inheritance of the people by evicting them from their property. He is to provide an inheritance for his sons from his own property, so that none of My people will be displaced from his property.'"

Micah 3:2
You hate good and love evil. You tear the skin from My people and strip the flesh from their bones.

Habakkuk 2:9
Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, to place his nest on high and escape the hand of disaster!

Zephaniah 3:3
Her princes are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, leaving nothing for the morning.

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







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

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

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

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

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

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

blood,
דָּם֙ (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

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

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

dishonest gain.
בְּצֹ֥עַ (bə·ṣō·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1214: To cut off, break off, gain by violence
(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). 22:23-31 All orders and degrees of men had helped to fill the measure of the nation's guilt. The people that had any power abused it, and even the buyers and sellers find some way to oppress one another. It bodes ill to a people when judgments are breaking in upon them, and the spirit of prayer is restrained. Let all who fear God, unite to promote his truth and righteousness; as wicked men of every rank and profession plot together to run them down.
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