Parallel Verses

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!

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.

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.

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

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 Israel's shepherds. Tell those shepherds, "This is what the Lord GOD says: 3 "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! 4 You haven't strengthened the weak, treated the sick, set broken bones, regathered the scattered, or looked for the lost. Instead, you've dominated them with brutal force and ruthlessness.


Cross References

Zechariah 11:16

for I am now raising up a shepherd in the land who will neither search for the lost, nor care for the young, nor fix the broken, nor sustain the healthy. Instead, he will devour the meat of the best of the sheep, tearing off their hoofs."

Zechariah 11:5

Their buyers slaughter them without being punished, continuing to sell them as they say, "Bless the LORD!' and, "I'm rich!' Meanwhile, their shepherds show them no compassion.

1 Kings 21:13-16

Two wicked men came in, sat down in front of them, and testified against Naboth in public, "Naboth cursed God and the king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.

2 Kings 21:16

In addition to this, Manasseh shed lots of innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another besides his sin by which he caused Judah to sin by practicing what the LORD considered to be evil.

Isaiah 1:10

"Listen to what the LORD says, you rulers of Sodom, and pay attention to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!

Isaiah 1:15

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I'll hide my eyes from you. Even though you pray repeatedly, I won't listen. Your hands are full of blood, your fingers drenched with iniquity."

Isaiah 56:11-12

Meanwhile, the dogs have a mighty appetite they can never get enough. And as for them, they are the shepherds who lack understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, each and every one.

Jeremiah 2:30

"I've punished your children with no results, they have accepted no discipline. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion."

Jeremiah 22:17

But your eyes and heart are on nothing but your dishonest gain, shedding the blood of innocent people, and practicing oppression and extortion."

Lamentations 4:13

Due to the sins committed by her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests who shed in her midst, the blood of the righteous,

Ezekiel 19:3

She raised one cub in particular, teaching that fierce lion to become a hunter-prowler to eat human beings.

Ezekiel 19:6

He prowled around among the lions, became a strong, young lion, and learned to become a hunter-prowler to eat human beings.

Ezekiel 22:25-28

There's a conspiracy of prophets within her, and like a roaring lion tearing its prey, they've devoured people, and confiscated treasures, and taken precious things. They've added to the population of widows within her.

Ezekiel 33:25-26

So tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You keep eating flesh along with its blood, you keep looking to your idols, and you keep shedding blood, and you're going to take possession of the land?

Micah 3:1-3

"He will say, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel! You should know justice, should you not?

Zephaniah 3:3

Its national officials are roaring lions; its judges are like wolves of the night that don't leave the bones for the morning.

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