Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and you must say to them, to the shepherds, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe [to] the shepherds of Israel who were feeding themselves! Must not the shepherds feed the flock? 3 The fat you eat, and you clothe [yourself] [with] the wool; the well-nourished [animals] you slaughter, [but] you do not feed the flock. 4 The weak you [have] not strengthened, and the sick you [have] not healed, and {with respect to} the hurt you have not bound [them up], and you [have] not brought back the scattered, and you [have] not sought the lost, but [rather] you ruled over them with force and with ruthlessness.


Cross References

Zechariah 11:16

For look, I [am] raising up a shepherd in the land who will not attend to the [ones that are] perishing; he will not seek the young man, he will not heal the [ones that are] crushed and he will not sustain the healthy [ones]; he will devour the flesh of the {fattened ones} and tear apart [even] their hoofs.

Zechariah 11:5

The ones buying them kill them and go unpunished, and the ones selling them say, 'Blessed [be] Yahweh, for I have become rich.' Their own shepherds have no compassion for them.

1 Kings 21:13-16

Then the two men, {scoundrels}, came, sat opposite him, and the {scoundrels} witnessed against Naboth before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king," so they brought him outside of the city and stoned him with stones, and he died.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he filled Jerusalem {from one end to another}, apart from his sin which he caused Judah to sin by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of Yahweh, rulers of Sodom! Listen [to] the teaching of our God, people of Gomorrah!

Isaiah 1:15

And when you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I [will] not be listening. Your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 56:11-12

And the dogs {have a greedy appetite}; they {are never satisfied}. And they are [the] shepherds! They do not have understanding. They all turn to their [own] way, each one for his [own] gain, {every one of them}.

Jeremiah 2:30

"For {in vain} I have struck your children. They accepted no discipline. Your sword devoured your prophets, like a ravening lion.

Jeremiah 22:17

"But there is nothing [in] your eyes and your heart {except} your unlawful gain, and on shedding the blood of the innocent, and on committing oppression and extortion."

Lamentations 4:13

Because of the sins of her prophets, the guilt of her priests, who shed blood in her midst, of righteous people.

Ezekiel 19:3

And she raised up one from her cubs; he became a fierce lion, and he learned to tear prey; he ate humans.

Ezekiel 19:6

And he walked about in the midst of lions; he became a fierce lion, and he learned to tear prey; he ate humans.

Ezekiel 22:25-28

The conspiracy of its prophets in the midst of her [is] like a roaring lion [that] is tearing prey. They devour people, and they take wealth and treasure; they make its widows numerous in the midst of her.

Ezekiel 33:25-26

Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "You eat blood [in your meat], and you raise your eyes to your idols and you pour out blood, and [yet] you want to take possession of the land?

Micah 3:1-3

And I said, "Listen, O heads of Jacob and leaders of the house of Israel! [Is it] not for you to know justice?

Zephaniah 3:3

Her officials in her midst [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they leave nothing until the morning.

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