New American Standard Bible
"Behold, the rulers of Israel, each according to his power, have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood.
King James Bible
Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, the princes of Israel have been in thee to shed blood, each according to his power.
World English Bible
Behold, the princes of Israel, everyone according to his power, have been in you to shed blood.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, princes of Israel -- each according to his arm Have been in thee to shed blood.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Render it: Behold the princes of Israel, each according to his might (literally "arm") have been in thee in order to shed blood. They looked to might not right.
Library"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
Through the long centuries that have passed since Elijah's time, the record of his lifework has brought inspiration and courage to those who have been called to stand for the right in the midst of apostasy. And for us, "upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Corinthians 10:11), it has special significance. History is being repeated. The world today has its Ahabs and its Jezebels. The present age is one of idolatry, as verily as was that in which Elijah lived. No outward shrine may be visible; …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.
"Cry out and wail, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh.
"You shall say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A city shedding blood in her midst, so that her time will come, and that makes idols, contrary to her interest, for defilement!
"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.
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