Jeremiah 23:10
New International Version
The land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land lies parched and the pastures in the wilderness are withered. The prophets follow an evil course and use their power unjustly.

New Living Translation
For the land is full of adultery, and it lies under a curse. The land itself is in mourning--its wilderness pastures are dried up. For they all do evil and abuse what power they have.

English Standard Version
For the land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right.

Berean Study Bible
For the land is full of adulterers—because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures of the wilderness have dried up—their course is evil and their power is misused.

New American Standard Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil And their might is not right.

King James Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

Christian Standard Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; the land mourns because of the curse, and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up. Their way of life has become evil, and their power is not rightly used

Contemporary English Version
Those unfaithful prophets misuse their power all over the country. So God turned the pasturelands into scorching deserts.

Good News Translation
The land is full of people unfaithful to the LORD; they live wicked lives and misuse their power. Because of the LORD's curse the land mourns and the pastures are dry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; the land mourns because of the curse, and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up. Their way of life has become evil, and their power is not rightly used

International Standard Version
Indeed, the land is full of adulterers. Indeed, the land mourns because of the curse; the pastures of the wilderness have dried up. The adulterers' lifestyles are evil, and they use their strength for what is not right.

NET Bible
For the land is full of people unfaithful to him. They live wicked lives and they misuse their power. So the land is dried up because it is under his curse. The pastures in the wilderness are withered.

New Heart English Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. "Their course is evil, and their might is not right;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The land is filled with adulterers. The land mourns because of the curse. Pastures in the wilderness have dried up. The people are evil, and they use their strength to do the wrong things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the land is full of adulterers; For because of swearing the land mourneth, The pastures of the wilderness are dried up; And their course is evil, And their force is not right.

New American Standard 1977
For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil, And their might is not right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of the oath the land is deserted; the booths of the wilderness are dried up, and their course was evil, and their force was not right.

King James 2000 Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their might is not right.

American King James Version
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

American Standard Version
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. And their course is evil, and their might is not right;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the land is full of adulterers, because the land hath mourned by reason of cursing, the fields of the desert are dried up: and their course is become evil, and their strength unlike.

Darby Bible Translation
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of execration the land mourneth. The pastures of the wilderness are dried up; for their course is evil, and their force is not right.

English Revised Version
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up; and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

World English Bible
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right;

Young's Literal Translation
For of adulterers hath the land been full, For because of these hath the land mourned, Dried up hath been the pleasant places of the wilderness, And their course is evil, and their might -- not right.
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Lying Prophets
9As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, and all my bones tremble. I have become like a drunkard, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD, because of His holy words. 10For the land is full of adulterers— because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures of the wilderness have dried up— their course is evil and their power is misused. 11“For both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in My house I have found their wickedness,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:1
If someone sins by failing to testify when he hears a public charge about something he has witnessed, whether he has seen it or learned of it, he shall bear the iniquity.

Psalm 107:34
fruitful land into fields of salt, because of the wickedness of its dwellers.

Isaiah 5:18
Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of deceit and pull sin along with cart ropes,

Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

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 9:12
Who is the man wise enough to understand this? To whom has the mouth of the LORD spoken, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a desert, so no one can pass through it?

Jeremiah 12:4
How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field be withered? Because of the evil of its residents, the animals and birds have been swept away, for the people have said, "He cannot see what our end will be."

Jeremiah 12:11
They have made it a desolation. Desolate before Me, it mourns; all the land is laid waste, but no man takes it to heart.

Hosea 4:2
Cursing and lying, murder and stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.

Hosea 4:3
Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; even the fish of the sea disappear.

Hosea 7:4
They are all adulterers, like an oven heated by a baker who needs not stoke the fire from the kneading to the rising of the dough.

Malachi 3:5
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment. And I will be a swift witness against sorcerers and adulterers and perjurers, against oppressors of the widowed and fatherless, and against those who defraud laborers of their wages and deny justice to the foreigner but do not fear Me," says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

full.

Jeremiah 5:7,8 How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken me, …

Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and …

Jeremiah 9:2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; …

Ezekiel 22:9-11 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat …

Hosea 4:2,3 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

1 Corinthians 6:9,10 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

because.

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for …

swearing. Heb. cursing. the land.

Jeremiah 12:3,4 But you, O LORD, know me: you have seen me, and tried my heart toward …

Jeremiah 14:2 Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the …

Lamentations 1:2-4 She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among …

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the …

the pleasant.

Jeremiah 9:10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the …

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Isaiah 24:6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein …

course. or, violence.







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

the land
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

is full of
מָלְאָ֣ה (mā·lə·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

adulterers—
מְנָֽאֲפִים֙ (mə·nā·’ă·p̄îm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

because of
מִפְּנֵ֤י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the curse
אָלָה֙ (’ā·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 423: An imprecation

the land
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

mourns,
אָבְלָ֣ה (’ā·ḇə·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 56: To bewail

and the pastures
נְא֣וֹת (nə·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4999: Habitation, house, pasture, pleasant place

of the wilderness
מִדְבָּ֑ר (miḏ·bār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

have dried up—
יָבְשׁ֖וּ (yā·ḇə·šū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

their course
מְרֽוּצָתָם֙ (mə·rū·ṣā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4794: A running, course

is
וַתְּהִ֤י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

evil
רָעָ֔ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and their power
וּגְבוּרָתָ֖ם (ū·ḡə·ḇū·rā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1369: Force, valor, victory

is misused.
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no
(10) The land is full of adulterers.--The context shows that the words must be taken literally, and not of the spiritual adultery of the worship of other Gods. The false prophets and their followers were personally profligates, like those of 2Peter 2:14. (Comp. Jeremiah 5:7-8; Jeremiah 29:23.)

Because of swearing.--Better, because of the curse--i.e., that which comes from Jehovah on account of the wickedness of the people.

The land mourneth.--This, and the "drying up" of the "pleasant places" or "pastures," refers apparently to the drought described in Jeremiah 12:4; Jeremiah 14:2, or to some similar visitation.

Their course.--Literally, their running--i.e., their way or mode of life.

Their force is not right.--Literally, their might or their valour: that in which they exulted was might, not right.

Verse 10. - The land is full of adulterers. The false prophets connive at flagrant immoralities, one of which is mentioned as a typical sin. As to the nature of the adultery, see note on Jeremiah 5:7. Because of swearing; rather, because of the curse; the curse, namely, with which God punishes the guilty earth (comp. Zechariah 5:3; Daniel 9:11; and especially Isaiah 24:6, where in the original there is a paronomasia very similar to that here). The land mourneth; a figurative expression, suggested partly by the assonance of the word for "curse." Drought is what is meant (comp. Jeremiah 12:4; Jeremiah 14:1, 2). The pleasant places of the wilderness; rather, the pastures of the prairie-land ("wilderness" suggests ideas very alien to the context). Their course; literally, their running (comp. Jeremiah 8:6). The subject is "the inhabitants of the land." Their force is not right; rather, their might (or, heroism) is untruth. They are "mighty men" only in telling untruths (comp. Jeremiah 9:3; Isaiah 5:22). 23:9-22 The false prophets of Samaria had deluded the Israelites into idolatries; yet the Lord considered the false prophets of Jerusalem as guilty of more horrible wickedness, by which the people were made bold in sin. These false teachers would be compelled to suffer the most bitter part of the Lord's indignation. They made themselves believe that there was no harm in sin, and practised accordingly; then they made others believe so. Those who are resolved to go on in evil ways, will justly be given up to believe strong delusions. But which of them had received any revelation of God, or understood any thing of his word? There was a time coming when they would reflect on their folly and unbelief with remorse. The teaching and example of the true prophets led men to repentance, faith, and righteousness. The false prophets led men to rest in forms and notions, and to be quiet in their sins. Let us take heed that we do not follow unrighteousness.
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