New American Standard Bible
The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.
King James Bible
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
Darby Bible Translation
the ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
World English Bible
The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.
Young's Literal Translation
Elder, and accepted of face, he is the head, Prophet, teacher of falsehood, he is the tail.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The ancient - The elder; the old man.
And honorable - Hebrew, 'The man of elevated countenance.' The man of rank and office.
The prophet that teacheth lies - The false prophet. Of those there were many; and probably at this time many in Samaria.
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"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
"But the earth belongs to the mighty man, And the honorable man dwells in it.
The mighty man and the warrior, The judge and the prophet, The diviner and the elder,
The captain of fifty and the honorable man, The counselor and the expert artisan, And the skillful enchanter.
There will be no work for Egypt Which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.
The LORD of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty, To despise all the honored of the earth.
And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.
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