Jeremiah 5:27
New International Version
Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful

New Living Translation
Like a cage filled with birds, their homes are filled with evil plots. And now they are great and rich.

English Standard Version
Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich;

Berean Study Bible
Like cages full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become powerful and rich.

New American Standard Bible
'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

King James Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

Christian Standard Bible
Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.

Contemporary English Version
You are evil, and you lie and cheat to make yourselves rich. You are powerful

Good News Translation
Just as a hunter fills a cage with birds, they have filled their houses with loot. That is why they are powerful and rich,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.

International Standard Version
Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich,

NET Bible
Like a cage filled with the birds that have been caught, their houses are filled with the gains of their fraud and deceit. That is how they have gotten so rich and powerful.

New Heart English Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like cages filled with birds, their houses are filled with deceit. That is why they become powerful and rich.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As a cage is full of birds, So are their houses full of deceit; Therefore they are become great, and waxen rich;

New American Standard 1977
‘Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit; thus they became great and rich.

King James 2000 Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they have become great, and grown rich.

American King James Version
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

American Standard Version
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As a snare which has been set is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore have they grown great, and become rich:

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a net is full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit: therefore are they become great and enriched.

Darby Bible Translation
As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.

English Revised Version
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

Webster's Bible Translation
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they have become great, and have grown rich.

World English Bible
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.

Young's Literal Translation
As a cage full of fowls, So their houses are full of deceit, Therefore they have been great, and are rich.
Study Bible
Judgment Proclaimed
26For My people are among wicked men. They watch like fowlers lying in wait; they set a trap; they catch men. 27Like cages full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become powerful and rich. 28They have grown fat and sleek, and have excelled in evil matters. They have not taken up the cause of the fatherless, so they might prosper, nor have they defended the rights of the needy.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 8:5
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 9:6
You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Micah 6:10
Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?

Zephaniah 1:9
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with violence and deceit.

Treasury of Scripture

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

cage.

Revelation 18:2
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

so are.

Proverbs 1:11-13
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: …

Hosea 12:7,8
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress…

Amos 8:4-6
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, …







Lexicon
Like cages
כִּכְלוּב֙ (kiḵ·lūḇ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3619: A bird-trap, a basket

full of
מָ֣לֵא (mā·lê)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4392: Full, filling, fulness, fully

birds,
ע֔וֹף (‘ō·wp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5775: Flying creatures

so
כֵּ֥ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

their houses
בָּתֵּיהֶ֖ם (bāt·tê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

are full of
מְלֵאִ֣ים (mə·lê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4392: Full, filling, fulness, fully

deceit.
מִרְמָ֑ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery

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

they have become powerful
גָּדְל֖וּ (gā·ḏə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great

and rich.
וַֽיַּעֲשִֽׁירוּ׃ (way·ya·‘ă·šî·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6238: To accumulate, chiefly, to grow, rich
(27) A cage.--The large wicker basket (Amos 8:1-2) in which the fowler kept the birds he had caught, or, possibly, used for decoy-birds.

Verse 27. - A cage. The Hebrew word klub is used in Amos 8:1 for a basket such as was used for fruit; it seems to be the parent of the Greek word κλωβός, used in the 'Anthology' for a bird-cage. The root means to plait or braid; hence some sort of basket-work seems to be meant. Connecting this with the preceding verse, Hitzig seems right in inferring that the "cage" was at the same time a trap (comp. Ecclus. 11:30, "Like as a partridge taken in a cage ἐν καρτάλλῳ, a peculiar kind of basket], so is the heart of the proud"). Canon Tristram suggests that there is an allusion to decoy-birds, which are still much employed in Syria, and are carefully trained for their office ('Natural History of the Bible,' p. 163), But this seems to go beyond the text. Deceit; i.e. the goods obtained by deceit. 5:19-31 Unhumbled hearts are ready to charge God with being unjust in their afflictions. But they may read their sin in their punishment. If men will inquire wherefore the Lord doeth hard things unto them, let them think of their sins. The restless waves obeyed the Divine decree, that they should not pass the sandy shores, which were as much a restraint as lofty mountains; but they burst all restraints of God's law, and were wholly gone into wickedness. Neither did they consider their interest. While the Lord, year after year, reserves to us the appointed weeks of harvest, men live on his bounty; yet they transgress against him. Sin deprives us of God's blessings; it makes the heaven as brass, and the earth as iron. Certainly the things of this world are not the best things; and we are not to think, that, because evil men prosper, God allows their practices. Though sentence against evil works is not executed speedily, it will be executed. Shall I not visit for these things? This speaks the certainty and the necessity of God's judgments. Let those who walk in bad ways consider that an end will come, and there will be bitterness in the latter end.
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