Jeremiah 23:11
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New International Version
"Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
"Even the priests and prophets are ungodly, wicked men. I have seen their despicable acts right here in my own Temple," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
“Both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in my house I have found their evil, declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
“For both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in My house I have found their wickedness,” declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found their wickedness," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
because both prophet and priest are ungodly, even in my house I have found their evil. This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD told me to say: You prophets and priests think so little of me, the LORD, that you even sin in my own temple!

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "The prophets and the priests are godless; I have caught them doing evil in the Temple itself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because both prophet and priest are ungodly, even in My house I have found their evil. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Indeed, both priest and prophet are ungodly. Even in my house I find evil," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
Moreover, the LORD says, "Both the prophets and priests are godless. I have even found them doing evil in my temple!

New Heart English Bible
for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The prophets and priests are godless. Even in my temple I've found them doing evil," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For both prophet and priest are ungodly; Yea, in My house have I found their wickedness, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found their wickedness,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For both prophet and priest are feigned; even in my house I have found their wickedness, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, says the LORD.

American King James Version
For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
for both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the prophet and the priest are defiled: and in my house I have found their wickedness, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
For both prophet and priest are profane: even in my house have I found their wickedness, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
for both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
For both prophet and priest are profane; even in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
For both prophet and priest have been profane, Yea, in My house I found their wickedness, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
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. 12“Therefore their path will become slick; they will be driven away into the gloom and fall into it. For I will bring disaster upon them in the year of their punishment,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 6:13
"For from the least of them to the greatest, all are greedy for gain. From prophet to priest, all practice deceit.

Jeremiah 50:6
My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.

Lamentations 2:20
Look, O LORD, and consider: Whom have You ever treated like this? Should women eat their offspring, the infants they have nurtured? Should priests and prophets be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Zephaniah 3:4
Her prophets are reckless, faithless men. Her priests profane the sanctuary; they do violence to the law.

Treasury of Scripture

For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, said the LORD.

both.

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Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to …

Ezekiel 22:25,26 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like …

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have …

in.

Jeremiah 7:10,11,30 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my …

Jeremiah 11:15 What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness …

Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man …

2 Chronicles 33:5,7 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts …

2 Chronicles 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed …

Ezekiel 7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty…

Ezekiel 8:5,6,11,16 Then said he to me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward …

Ezekiel 23:39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they …

Matthew 21:12,13 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that …







(11) In my house have I found their wickedness.--Prophet and priest are joined, as before (Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 6:13; Jeremiah 8:10), as playing into each other's hands. It seems probable, from Jeremiah 32:34, that the sins of Ahaz and Manasseh had been repeated under Jehoiakim, and that the worship of other gods had been carried on side by side with that of Jehovah. With this, almost as its natural accompaniment, there may have been sins of another kind--shameless greed or yet more shameless profligacy--like those of the sons of Eli (1Samuel 2:22).

Verse 11. - Both prophet and priest are profane; i.e. are unholy, disobeying the Divine commands (see on Jeremiah 5:7). The same two important classes specified as in Jeremiah 6:13. Yea, in my house, etc. Evidently some sin specially incongruous with its locality is referred to, either idolatry (comp. Jeremiah 7:30) or the totemistic worship of figures of animals (Ezekiel 8:10, 11). Comp. note on Jeremiah 5:7. For both prophet and priest are profane,.... Being guilty of the afore mentioned sins. The Targum is,

"the scribe and the priest;''

and such were the scribes and priests in the time of our Lord; they played "the hypocrite" (q), as some render the word here; and are often charged with the sin of hypocrisy, and called hypocrites, Matthew 22:18;

yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the Lord; where they officiated in holy things, or should have done so; where the one should have instructed the people, and the other offered sacrifices for them, according to the will of God; there they committed wickedness, which was an aggravation of their sin, as was the case of Eli's sons, 1 Samuel 2:22; perhaps the same sin was committed by these men; or idolatry may be meant; setting up images, and building altars for them in the house of God; see Jeremiah 7:30; or carrying on traffic and merchandise, whereby the temple was made a house of merchandise, as it was in the times of Christ, John 2:14.

(q) "hypocritae fuerunt", Vatablus, Montanus; "hypocritas agunt", Piscator; "hypocrisin exercent", Schmidt, Cocceius. 11. profane—(Eze 23:39; Zep 3:4).

in my house—(Jer 7:30). They built altars to idols in the very temple (2Ki 23:12; Eze 8:3-16). Compare as to covetousness under the roof of the sanctuary, Mt 21:13; Joh 2:16.23:9-22 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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