New Living Translation
Yet it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the sins of her priests, who defiled the city by shedding innocent blood.
King James Bible
For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
Darby Bible Translation
It is for the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, who have shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her.
World English Bible
[It is] because of the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of the sins of her prophets, The iniquities of her priests, Who are shedding in her midst the blood of the righteous,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:13 Priests - The ecclesiastical men were a great cause of the first and last destruction of Jerusalem. And so they are of most other places that come to ruin, through their neglect of their duty, or encouraging others in their wicked courses.
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"But in saying that, you testify against yourselves that you are indeed the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
"I have punished your children, but they did not respond to my discipline. You yourselves have killed your prophets as a lion kills its prey.
the prophets give false prophecies, and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes?
"From the least to the greatest, their lives are ruled by greed. From prophets to priests, they are all frauds.
But when Jeremiah had finished his message, saying everything the LORD had told him to say, the priests and prophets and all the people at the Temple mobbed him. "Kill him!" they shouted.
"What right do you have to prophesy in the LORD's name that this Temple will be destroyed like Shiloh? What do you mean, saying that Jerusalem will be destroyed and left with no inhabitants?" And all the people threatened him as he stood in front of the Temple.
Your prophets have said so many foolish things, false to the core. They did not save you from exile by pointing out your sins. Instead, they painted false pictures, filling you with false hope.
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