GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
[They got through] because of the sins of Jerusalem's prophets and the crimes of its priests, who spilled the blood of righteous people within it.
King James Bible
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
Darby Bible Translation
It is for the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, who have shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her.
World English Bible
[It is] because of the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of the sins of her prophets, The iniquities of her priests, Who are shedding in her midst the blood of the righteous,
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LibraryThe Children of the Poor.
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOR. The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.--LAMENTATIONS iv., 4. The writer of these words bewailed a state of War and Captivity--a state of things in which the great relations of human life are broken up and desecrated. But it is strange to find that the most flourishing forms of civilization involve conditions very similar to this. For, if any man will push beyond the circle of his daily associations, and enter the regions of the abject poor, he will …
E. H. Chapin—Humanity in the City
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So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
"I have punished your children without results. They didn't respond to correction. You killed my prophets like a raging lion.
Prophets prophesy lies. Priests rule under the prophets' directions, and my people love this. But what will you do in the end?"
"All of them, from the least important to the most important, are eager to make money dishonestly. All of them, from prophets to priests, act deceitfully.
But as soon as Jeremiah finished saying everything that the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets, and all the people grabbed him and said, "You must die!
Why do you prophesy in the LORD's name that this temple will be like Shiloh and this city will become a pile of rubble with no one living here?" Then all the people crowded around Jeremiah in the LORD's temple.
Your prophets saw misleading visions about you. They painted a good picture of you. They didn't expose your guilt in order to make things better again. They gave you false prophecies that misled you.
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