Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem. Yea, they have committed iniquity.

New American Standard Bible

And as raiders wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they have committed crime.

King James Version

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

Holman Bible

Like raiders who wait in ambush for someone,
a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem.
They commit atrocities.

International Standard Version

Like a gang of thieves that stalk a man, priests commit murder along the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

American Standard Version

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they have committed lewdness.

Amplified


And as bands of robbers [lie in] wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the road toward Shechem [covering their crimes in that city of refuge];
Certainly they have committed crimes and outrages.

Bible in Basic English

And like a band of thieves waiting for a man, so are the priests watching secretly the way of those going quickly to Shechem, for they are working with an evil design.

Darby Translation

And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way of Shechem; yea, they commit lewdness.

Julia Smith Translation

As troops waiting for a man, the company of priests will break in pieces the way with the shoulder: for they did wickedness.

King James 2000

And as bands of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like bandits lying in wait, [so is] a band of priests; they murder [on the] road to Shechem; indeed, they commit a monstrous crime.

Modern King James verseion

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, the company of priests murder in the way of Shechem; for they committed wickedness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The multitude of the priests is like a heap of thieves, murderers and bloodthirsty: for they have wrought abomination.

NET Bible

The company of priests is like a gang of robbers, lying in ambush to pounce on a victim. They commit murder on the road to Shechem; they have done heinous crimes!

New Heart English Bible

As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

The Emphasized Bible

And, like liers in wait for a man, in troops, is a band of priests, on the road, will they murder towards Shechem, - because, a shameful deed, they have done.

Webster

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

World English Bible

As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

Youngs Literal Translation

And as bands do wait for a man, A company of priests do murder -- the way to Shechem, For wickedness they have done.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And as troops
גּדוּד 
G@duwd 
Usage: 33

חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

for a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

so the company
חבר 
Cheber 
Usage: 7

of priests
כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

רצח 
Ratsach 
Usage: 47

in the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

by consent
שׁכם 
Sh@kem 
Usage: 22

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

A Call To Yahweh

8 Gilead is a city of those who work iniquity; it is stained with blood. 9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem. Yea, they have committed iniquity. 10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel. Whoredom is there in Ephraim; Israel is defiled.



Cross References

Hosea 7:1

When I would heal Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, and the wickedness of Samaria. For they commit falsehood, and the thief enters in, and the troop of robbers ravages outside.

Hosea 5:1

Hear this, O ye priests, and hearken, O house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king, for to you pertains the judgment. For ye have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.

1 Kings 12:25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and dwelt therein. And he went out from there, and built Penuel.

Ezra 8:31

Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth [day] of the first month, to go to Jerusalem. And the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushment by the way.

Job 1:15-17

and the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away. Yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword, and only I alone have escaped to tell thee.

Proverbs 1:11-19

If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.

Jeremiah 7:9-10

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods that ye have not known,

Jeremiah 11:9

And LORD said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 22:9

Slanderous men have been in thee to shed blood, and in thee they have eaten upon the mountains. In the midst of thee they have committed lewdness.

Ezekiel 22:27

Her rulers in the midst of it are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Micah 3:9

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her rulers in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing till the morrow.

Mark 14:1

Now after two days was the Passover and the unleavened bread. And the chief priests and the scholars sought how, having take him with trickery, they might kill him,

Luke 22:2-6

And the chief priests and the scholars sought how they might kill him, for they feared the people.

John 11:47

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What are we doing? Because this man does many signs.

Acts 4:24

And those who heard lifted up a voice to God with one accord, and said, Thou Master, the God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all things in them.

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