Jeremiah 10:21
New International Version
The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the LORD; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.

New Living Translation
The shepherds of my people have lost their senses. They no longer seek wisdom from the LORD. Therefore, they fail completely, and their flocks are scattered.

English Standard Version
For the shepherds are stupid and do not inquire of the LORD; therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.

Berean Study Bible
For the shepherds have become senseless and do not seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.

New American Standard Bible
For the shepherds have become stupid And have not sought the LORD; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flock is scattered.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For the shepherds are stupid: They don't seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and their whole flock is 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.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the shepherds are stupid: they don't seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and their whole flock is scattered.

International Standard Version
Because the shepherds are stupid and don't seek the LORD, therefore, they don't prosper, and their flock is scattered.

NET Bible
For our leaders are stupid. They have not sought the LORD's advice. So they do not act wisely, and the people they are responsible for have all been scattered.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The shepherds are foolish. They don't look to the LORD for help. That is why they won't succeed, and all their flocks will be scattered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the shepherds are become brutish, And have not inquired of the LORD; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flocks are scattered.

New American Standard 1977
For the shepherds have become stupid And have not sought the LORD; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flock is scattered.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the pastors are become carnal and have not sought the LORD; therefore they did not understand, and all their flocks scattered.

King James 2000 Bible
For the shepherds have become senseless, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
For the shepherds have become brutish, And Jehovah they have not sought, Therefore they have not acted wisely, And all their flock is scattered.
Study Bible
The Coming Destruction
20My tent is destroyed, and all its ropes are snapped. My sons have departed from me and are no more. I have no one left to pitch my tent or set up my curtains. 21For the shepherds have become senseless and do not seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered. 22Listen! The sound of a report is coming—a great commotion from the land to the north. The cities of Judah will be made a desolation, a haunt of jackals.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 2:8
The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the leaders rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and followed useless idols.

Jeremiah 22:30
This is what the LORD says: "Enroll this man as childless, a man who will not prosper in his lifetime. None of his descendants will prosper to sit on the throne of David or to rule again in Judah."

Jeremiah 23:1
"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who tend My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your deeds, declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 34:2
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who only feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed their flock?

Ezekiel 34:5
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the wild beasts.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the pastors.

Jeremiah 10:8,14
But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities…

Jeremiah 2:8
The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

their.

Jeremiah 23:1
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 49:32
And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.

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







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the shepherds
הָֽרֹעִ֔ים (hā·rō·‘îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

have become senseless
נִבְעֲרוּ֙ (niḇ·‘ă·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

seek
דָרָ֑שׁוּ (ḏā·rā·šū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the LORD.
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

Therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they have not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

prospered,
הִשְׂכִּ֔ילוּ (hiś·kî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

and all their
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

flock
מַרְעִיתָ֖ם (mar·‘î·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4830: A pasturing, shepherding, pasturage

is scattered.
נָפֽוֹצָה׃ (nā·p̄ō·w·ṣāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6327: To be dispersed or scattered
(21) The pastors.--The "shepherds," used, as in Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 3:15, and elsewhere, of rulers generally, rather than of priests as such.

Therefore they shall not prosper.--Better, therefore they have not done wisely. This is the primary meaning of the word (that of prosperity, as the result of prudence, the secondary), and is adopted by the LXX., Vulg., and most other versions.

All their flocks.--Literally, all their pasture, the place, or the act, of pasturing, taken practically for the sheep that fed on it.

Verse 21. - The pastors; i.e. the civil authorities (see on Jeremiah 2:8). They shall not prosper; rather, they have not prospered; or, better still, they have not acted wisely, the notion of prospering being rather suggested than expressed (the same word is used in Isaiah lit. 13). 10:17-25 The Jews who continued in their own land, felt secure. But, sooner or later, sinners will find all things as the word of God has declared, and that its threatenings are not empty terrors. Submission will support the believer under every grief allotted to him; but what can render the load of Divine vengeance easy to be borne by those who fall under it in sullen despair? Those cannot expect to prosper, who do not, by faith and prayer, take God with them in all their ways. The report of the enemy's approach was very dreadful. Yet the designs which men lay deep, and think well formed, are dashed to pieces in a moment. Events are often overruled, so as to be quite contrary to what we intended and expected. If the Lord has directed our steps into the ways of peace and righteousness, let us entreat him to enable us to walk therein. Say not, Lord, do not correct me; but, Lord, do not correct me in anger. We may bear the smart of God's rod, but we cannot bear the weight of his wrath. Those who restrain prayer, prove that they know not God; for those who know him will seek him, and seek his favour. If even severe corrections lead sinners to be convinced of wholesome truths, they will have abundant cause for gratitude. And they will then humble themselves before the Lord.
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