Jeremiah 12:10
New International Version
Many shepherds will ruin my vineyard and trample down my field; they will turn my pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.

New Living Translation
"Many rulers have ravaged my vineyard, trampling down the vines and turning all its beauty into a barren wilderness.

English Standard Version
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled down my portion; they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Berean Study Bible
Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard; they have trampled My plot of land. They have turned My pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.

New American Standard Bible
"Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness.

King James Bible
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Christian Standard Bible
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled my plot of land. They have turned my desirable plot into a desolate wasteland.

Contemporary English Version
My beautiful land is ruined like a field or a vineyard trampled by shepherds and stripped bare by their flocks.

Good News Translation
Many foreign rulers have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled down my fields; they have turned my lovely land into a desert.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard; they have trampled My plot of land. They have turned My desirable plot into a desolate wasteland.

International Standard Version
Many shepherds will destroy my vineyard. They'll trample down my portion. They'll turn my pleasant portion into a desolate desert.

NET Bible
Many foreign rulers will ruin the land where I planted my people. They will trample all over my chosen land. They will turn my beautiful land into a desolate wasteland.

New Heart English Bible
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard. They've trampled my property. They've turned my pleasant property into a wasteland.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard, They have trodden My portion under foot, They have made My pleasant portion A desolate wilderness.

New American Standard 1977
“Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard; they have trodden my heritage under foot; they have made my precious heritage a desolate wilderness.

King James 2000 Bible
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

American King James Version
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

American Standard Version
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have defiled my portion, they have made my desirable portion a trackless wilderness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot: they have changed my delightful portion into a desolate wilderness.

Darby Bible Translation
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness:

English Revised Version
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

World English Bible
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
Many shepherds did destroy My vineyard, They have trodden down My portion, They have made My desirable portion Become a wilderness -- a desolation.
Study Bible
God's Answer to Jeremiah
9Is not My inheritance to Me like a speckled bird of prey, with other birds of prey circling against her? Go, gather all the beasts of the field; bring them to devour her. 10Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard; they have trampled My plot of land. They have turned My pleasant field into a desolate wasteland. 11They have made it a desolation. Desolate before Me, it mourns; all the land is laid waste, but no man takes it to heart.…
Cross References
Psalm 80:8
You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and transplanted it.

Isaiah 5:1
I will sing for my beloved, a song of his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

Isaiah 63:18
For a short while Your people possessed Your holy place, but our enemies have trampled Your sanctuary.

Jeremiah 3:19
Then I said, 'How I long to make you My sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.' I thought you would call Me 'Father' and never turn away from following Me.

Jeremiah 6:3
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents all around her, each tending his own portion:

Jeremiah 9:10
I will take up a weeping and wailing for the mountains, a dirge over the wilderness pasture, for they have been scorched so no one passes through, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. Both the birds of the air and the beasts have fled; they have gone away.

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

Daniel 8:13
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long until the fulfillment of the vision of the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, and the surrender of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?"

Zechariah 7:14
But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations that they had not known, and the land was left desolate behind them, so that no one could come or go. Thus they turned a pleasant land into a desolation."

Treasury of Scripture

Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

pastors.

Jeremiah 6:3
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.

Jeremiah 25:9
Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 39:3
And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

my vineyard.

Psalm 80:8-16
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it…

Isaiah 5:1-7
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: …

Luke 20:9-16
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time…

trodden.

Isaiah 43:28
Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Isaiah 63:18
The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

Lamentations 1:10,11
The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation…

pleasant portion.

Jeremiah 3:19
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.







Lexicon
Many
רַבִּים֙ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

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

have destroyed
שִֽׁחֲת֣וּ (ši·ḥă·ṯū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

My vineyard;
כַרְמִ֔י (ḵar·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard

they have trampled
בֹּסְס֖וּ (bō·sə·sū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 947: To tread down, trample

My plot of land.
חֶלְקָתִ֑י (ḥel·qā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

They have turned
נָֽתְנ֛וּ (nā·ṯə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

My pleasant
חֶמְדָּתִ֖י (ḥem·dā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2532: Desire, delight

field
חֶלְקַ֥ת (ḥel·qaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

into a desolate
שְׁמָמָֽה׃ (šə·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8077: Devastation, astonishment

wasteland.
לְמִדְבַּ֥ר (lə·miḏ·bar)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech
(10) Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard.--The use of the word "pastors," with all its modern spiritual associations, instead of "shepherds" (Jeremiah is the only book in the Old Testament, it may be noted, in which the word occurs), is peculiarly unhappy in this passage, where the "pastors" are reckless and destructive. Here the image (as in Jeremiah 6:3) is that of the shepherds of a wild, nomadic tribe (who represent the Chaldean and other invaders), breaking down the fence of the vineyard, and taking in their flocks to browse upon the tender shoots of the vine. The thought is the same as that of the "boar out of the wood" of Psalm 80:13, but the "shepherds" are introduced to bring in the thought of the organisation and systematic plan of destruction.

Verse 10. - Another simpler and more natural image, expressing the same idea, as these in Ver. 9. The favorite way of representing Jehovah's relation to his people is that of a vine-proprietor to his vineyard (see on Jeremiah 2:21). How would a vineyard be ruined if a band of shepherds were to drive their flocks among the tender vine-shoots! The many pastors (or, shepherds) are clearly Nebuchadnezzar and his generals (comp. Jeremiah 6:3). My pleasant portion. Jehovah is the "portion" of his people; his people and its land are the "portion" of Jehovah (see on Jeremiah 10:16). The epithet "pleasant" expresses the emotion of the surprised speaker. 12:7-13 God's people had been the dearly-beloved of his soul, precious in his sight, but they acted so, that he gave them up to their enemies. Many professing churches become like speckled birds, presenting a mixture of religion and the world, with its vain fashions, pursuits, and pollutions. God's people are as men wondered at, as a speckled bird; but this people had by their own folly made themselves so; and the beasts and birds are called to prey upon them. The whole land would be made desolate. But until the judgments were actually inflicted, none of the people would lay the warning to heart. When God's hand is lifted up, and men will not see, they shall be made to feel. Silver and gold shall not profit in the day of the Lord's anger. And the efforts of sinners to escape misery, without repentance and works answerable thereto, will end in confusion.
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