New International Version
Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As a cage is full of birds - There is no doubt that the reference here is to a decoy or trap-cage, as Dr. Blayney has rendered it; in these the fowlers put several tame birds, which when the wild ones see, they come and light on the cage, and fall into the snare.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
cage. or, coop. This is, without doubt, a reference to a decoy or trap-cage, as Dr. Blayney renders; in which fowlers place several tame birds, to decoy the others into the snare prepared for them.
LibraryA Question for the Beginning
'What will ye do in the end?'--JER. v. 31. I find that I preached to the young from this text just thirty years since--nearly a generation ago. How few of my then congregation are here to-night! how changed they and I are! and how much nearer the close we have drifted! How many of the young men and women of that evening have gone to meet the end, and how many of them have wrecked their lives because they would not face and answer this question! Ah, dear young friends, if I could bring some of the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.
You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.
You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house, and the short ephah, which is accursed?
On that day I will punish all who avoid stepping on the threshold, who fill the temple of their gods with violence and deceit.
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