New Living Translation
The leaders of Israel are the head, and the lying prophets are 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:15 The prophet - Whose destruction he mentions, not as if it were a punishment to them to be deprived of such persons, but partly to shew the extent of the calamity, that it should reach all sorts of persons; and partly to beat down their vain presumptions of peace and prosperity, by shewing that those false prophets, which had fed their vain hopes, should perish, and their false prophecies with them. Tail - The basest part of the whole people.
"Thou hast magnified the nation, and increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil."--Isaiah 9:3. Notice that I make a correction in the version from which I am reading. The Authorized Version has it, "Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy." This is not consistent with the connection; the Revised Version has very properly put it, "Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy." I have not …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
His Name --Wonderful!
His Name --The Counsellor
His Name --The Mighty God
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones.
You probably think the land belongs to the powerful and only the privileged have a right to it!
all their heroes and soldiers, judges and prophets, fortune-tellers and elders,
army officers and high officials, advisers, skilled craftsmen, and astrologers.
There is nothing Egypt can do. All are helpless--the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed.
The LORD of Heaven's Armies has done it to destroy your pride and bring low all earth's nobility.
Now, however, Israel is led by drunks who reel with wine and stagger with alcohol. The priests and prophets stagger with alcohol and lose themselves in wine. They reel when they see visions and stagger as they render decisions.
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