New American Standard Bible
"O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.
King James Bible
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
Darby Bible Translation
O Israel, thy prophets have been like foxes in desert places.
World English Bible
Israel, your prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.
Young's Literal Translation
As foxes in the wastes, Thy prophets, O Israel, have been.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the deserts - Foxes find a home among ruins etc. Lamentations 5:18. So the prophets find their profit in the ruin of their country.
LibraryThat the Ruler Should be Discreet in Keeping Silence, Profitable in Speech.
The ruler should be discreet in keeping silence, profitable in speech; lest he either utter what ought to be suppressed or suppress what he ought to utter. For, as incautious speaking leads into error, so indiscreet silence leaves in error those who might have been instructed. For often improvident rulers, fearing to lose human favour, shrink timidly from speaking freely the things that are right; and, according to the voice of the Truth (Joh. x. 12), serve unto the custody of the flock by no means …
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Song of Solomon 2:15
"Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom."
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing.
"You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.
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