New International Version
You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock.
King James Bible
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool; ye kill them that are fattened: [but] ye feed not the flock.
World English Bible
You eat the fat, and you clothe yourself with the wool, you kill the fatlings; but you don't feed the sheep.
Young's Literal Translation
The fat ye do eat, and the wool ye put on, The fed one ye slaughter, the flock ye feed not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye eat the fat - I think החלב hacheleb should be translated the milk, and so most of the Versions understand it. Or they lived on the fat sheep, and took the wool of all.
"The priests," says Calmet, "ate the tithes, the first-fruits, and the offerings of the people; the princes received the tributes and imposts and instead of instructing and protecting them, the latter took away their lives by the cruelties they practiced against them: the former destroyed their souls by the poison of their doctrine, and by their bad example. The fat sheep point out the rich to whom these pastors often disguised the truth, by a cruel condescension and complaisance."
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LibraryThe Church of Christ
This, then, is the meaning of the text; that God would make Jerusalem and the places round about his hill a blessing. I shall not, however, use it so this morning, but I shall use it in a more confined sense--or, perhaps, in a more enlarged sense--as it applies to the church of Jesus Christ, and to this particular church with which you and I stand connected. "I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
That the Ruler Should Be, through Humility, a Companion of Good Livers, But, through the Zeal of Righteousness, Rigid against the vices of Evildoers.
Covenanting Provided for in the Everlasting Covenant.
There is a conspiracy of her princes within her like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her.
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.
Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, 'Praise the LORD, I am rich!' Their own shepherds do not spare them.
For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hooves.
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