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There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
They have devoured
Therefore and because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up the wall, and, behold, others plastered it with loose mud:
1 Kings 22:11
And Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, made himself horns of iron, and he said, Thus hath the LORD said, With these shalt thou push the Syrians until thou have consumed them.
A horrible and ugly thing is committed in the land:
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them each one is given to greed; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.
Nun Thy prophets have preached vanity and foolishness unto thee; and they have not uncovered thine iniquity to turn away thy captivity but have preached unto thee vain prophecies and digressions.
Mem 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,
2 Peter 2:1
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who covertly shall bring in destructive sects and shall deny the Lord that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to follow their own greed.
And these anxious dogs are insatiable, and even the shepherds did not know enough to understand: they all look to their own ways, each one for his gain, from his quarter.
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the council of priests murder in the way by common accord; for they put the abomination into effect.
Thus hath the LORD said concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that does not give them something to eat, they even prepare war against him.
Then I beheld another beast coming up out of the land; and he had two horns like the Lamb, but he spoke as the dragon.
They have devoured
And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying the souls that should not die and giving life to the souls that should not live, by your lying to my people that listen to the lie?
I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore, ye shall receive the greater judgment.
which devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater judgment.
who devour the houses of the widows and for a pretext make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I marvelled with great surprise.
and cinnamon and odours and ointments and frankincense and wine and oil and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and of sheep, and of horses, and of chariots and of bodies and souls of men.