Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

The milk, ye do eat And with the wool, ye do clothe your- selves, The well-fed, ye do sacrifice, The flock, ye do not tend

New American Standard Bible

"You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock.

King James Version

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

Holman Bible

You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened animals, but you do not tend the flock.

International Standard Version

"Woe to you shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves and not the sheep. Shouldn't shepherds feed the sheep? You're eating the best parts, clothing yourselves with the wool, and slaughtering the home-grown sheep without having fed the sheep!

A Conservative Version

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe yourselves with the wool. Ye kill the fatlings, but ye do not feed the sheep.

American Standard Version

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill the fatlings; but ye feed not the sheep.

Amplified

You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you kill the fatlings, but you do not feed the sheep.

Bible in Basic English

You take the milk and are clothed with the wool, you put the fat beasts to death, but you give the sheep no food.

Darby Translation

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool; ye kill them that are fattened: but ye feed not the flock.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye eat the milk, and ye clothe yourselves with the wool, ye kill those that are fat; but ye do not feed the flock.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye will eat the fat, and ye will put on the wool, ye will sacrifice the fatlings: ye will not feed the sheep.

King James 2000

You eat the fat, and you clothe yourselves with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The fat you eat, and you clothe [yourself] [with] the wool; the well-nourished [animals] you slaughter, [but] you do not feed the flock.

Modern King James verseion

You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you kill the fat ones, but you do not feed the flock.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye have eaten up the fat, ye have clothed you with the wool: the best fed have ye slain, but the flock have ye not nourished.

NET Bible

You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the choice animals, but you do not feed the sheep!

New Heart English Bible

You eat the fat, and you clothe yourself with the wool, you kill the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep.

Webster

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe yourselves with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

The fat ye do eat, and the wool ye put on, The fed one ye slaughter, the flock ye feed not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the fat
חלב חלב 
Cheleb 
Usage: 92

and ye clothe
לבשׁ לבשׁ 
Labash 
Usage: 111

you with the wool
צמר 
Tsemer 
Usage: 16

ye kill
זבח 
Zabach 
Usage: 134

בּריא 
Bariy' 
Usage: 14

but ye feed
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

References

Easton

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Prophecy Concerning Israel's Shepherds And Sheep

2 Son of man, Prophesy against the shepherds of Israel,- Prophesy, and thou shalt say unto them, even to the shepherds - Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh - Alas! for the shepherds of Israel who have been tending, themselves, Is it not the flock that the shepherds should tend? 3 The milk, ye do eat And with the wool, ye do clothe your- selves, The well-fed, ye do sacrifice, The flock, ye do not tend 4 The weak, have ye not strengthened And, the sick, have ye not healed. And the torn, have ye not hound up, And that which was driven out, have ye not brought back, And that which was straying, have ye not sought out; But with force, have ye ruled them and with rigour.


Cross References

Zechariah 11:16

For lo! I am raising up a shepherd in the land, the disappearing, will he not visit, the straying, will he not seek, and, the fractured, will he not bind up, - the weak, will he not nourish, but, the flesh of the fat, will he eat, and, their hoofs, will he break in pieces.

Zechariah 11:5

Whose, buyers, slay them, and are not held guilty, and whose, sellers, say - Blessed be Yahweh, that I am become rich, And so, their own shepherds, have no pity upon them.

1 Kings 21:13-16

Then came in the two reckless men, and sat before him, and the men bare witness against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, Naboth hath reviled God and king! So they carried him forth, outside the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover also, innocent blood, did Manasseh shed in great abundance, till he had filled Jerusalem, from one end to the other, besides his committing the sins which he caused, Judah, to commit, in doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of Yahweh, ye rulers of Sodom, - Give ear to the instruction of our God, ye people of Gomorrah: -

Isaiah 1:15

Even when ye spread forth your open palms, I hide mine eyes from you; Yea, though ye multiply prayers, I am not hearkening, - Your hands, with deeds of blood, are filled.

Isaiah 56:11-12

And, the dogs, are greedy they know not to be satisfied. Yea, they, are shepherds who know not to discern, - All of them unto their own way, have turned, Every man to his unjust gain, on every hand:

Jeremiah 2:30

In vain, have I smitten your children, Correction, have they not accepted, - Your sword hath devoured your prophets, as a lion that destroyeth.

Jeremiah 22:17

Verily thou hast neither eyes nor heart, save for thy plundering and for thy shedding of innocent blood, and for oppression and for crushing to do them!

Lamentations 4:13

It is for the sins of her prophets, the iniquities of her priests, - who have been pouring out, in her midst, the blood of the righteous!

Ezekiel 19:3

And she reared up one of her whelps - A young lion, he became, And he learned to rend prey. Men, he devoured.

Ezekiel 19:6

Yea he went to and fro amidst lions A young lion, he became,- And he learned to rend prey. Men, he devoured;

Ezekiel 22:25-28

Because her princes in her midst are like a roaring lion rending prey, - Life, have they devoured Wealth and precious things, have they been wont to take, Her widows, have they multiplied in her midst.

Ezekiel 33:25-26

Wherefore say unto them Thus, saith My Lord. Yahweh. -With the blood, ye do eat. And your eyes, ye do lift up unto your manufactured gods. And blood, ye do shed; And the land, shall ye inherit?

Micah 3:1-3

Then said I, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel, - Is it not yours to know justice?

Zephaniah 3:3

Her rulers in her midst, are roaring lions, - her judges, evening wolves, they have left nothing until morning!

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