Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes. 10 In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing. There is prostitution in Ephraim. Israel is defiled.



Cross References

Hosea 7:1

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

Hosea 5:1

"Listen to this, you priests! Listen, house of Israel, and give ear, house of the king! For the judgment is against you; for you have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread on Tabor.

1 Kings 12:25

Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived in it; 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 on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the bandit by the way.

Job 1:15-17

and the Sabeans attacked, and took them away. Yes, they have killed 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's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

Jeremiah 7:9-10

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

Jeremiah 11:9

Yahweh 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 you to shed blood; and in you they have eaten on the mountains: in the midst of you they have committed lewdness.

Ezekiel 22:27

Her princes in its midst are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain.

Micah 3:9

Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing until the next day.

Mark 14:1

It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.

Luke 22:2-6

The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people.

John 11:47

The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? For this man does many signs.

Acts 4:24

When they heard it, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, "O Lord, you are God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them;

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