Parallel Verses

Amplified

And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder on the road toward Shechem; yes, they commit villainy and outrages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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 evildoers; it is tracked with bloody [footprints]. 9 And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder on the road toward Shechem; yes, they commit villainy and outrages. 10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel! There harlotry and idolatry are found in Ephraim; Israel is defiled.



Cross References

Hosea 7:1

When I would heal Israel, then Ephraim's guilt is uncovered, and the wickedness of Samaria; how they practice falsehood, and the thief enters and the troop of bandits ravage and raid without.

Hosea 5:1

Hear this, O you priests! And listen, O house of Israel! And give ear, O house of the king! For the judgment pronounced pertains to you and is meant for you, because you have been a snare at Mizpah and a net spread upon Tabor [military strongholds on either side of the Jordan River].

1 Kings 12:25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. He went out from there and built Penuel.

Ezra 8:31

We left 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 enemy and those who lay in wait by the way.

Job 1:15-17

And the Sabeans swooped down upon them and took away [the animals]. Indeed, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.

Proverbs 1:11-19

If they say, Come with us; let us lie in wait [to shed] blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause [and show that his piety is in vain];

Jeremiah 7:9-10

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

Jeremiah 11:9

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

Ezekiel 22:9

In you are slanderous men who arouse suspicions to shed blood, and in you are they who have eaten [food offered to idols] upon the mountains; in the midst of you they have committed lewdness.

Ezekiel 22:27

Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves rending and devouring the prey, shedding blood and destroying lives to get dishonest gain.

Micah 3:9

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

Zephaniah 3:3

Her officials in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones on the morrow, for nothing is left by morning.

Mark 14:1

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the chief priests and the scribes were all the while seeking to arrest [Jesus] by secrecy and deceit and put [Him] to death,

Luke 22:2-6

And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to do away with [Jesus], for they feared the people.

John 11:47

So the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting of the council (the Sanhedrin) and said, What are we to do? For this Man performs many signs (evidences, miracles).

Acts 4:24

And when they heard it, lifted their voices together with one united mind to God and said, O Sovereign Lord, You are He Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them,

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