Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.

King James Version

The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Holman Bible

The head is the elder, the honored one; the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.

International Standard Version

the elder and the dignitary is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.

A Conservative Version

The elder and the honorable man, he is the head. And the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

American Standard Version

The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Amplified

The elderly and honored man, he is the head; and the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

Bible in Basic English

The man who is honoured and responsible is the head, and the prophet who gives false teaching is the tail.

Darby Translation

the ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The ancient and venerable to look upon is the head; the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.

Julia Smith Translation

The old man and they lifting up faces, he the head; and the prophet teaching falsehood, be the tail.

King James 2000

The elder and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Elders and {the respectable} [are] the head, and prophets who teach lies [are] the tail.

Modern King James verseion

The elder and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

By the head, is understood the senator and honorable man, and by the tail, the Prophet that preacheth lies.

NET Bible

The leaders and the highly respected people are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail.

New Heart English Bible

The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.

New simplified Bible

Elders and dignitaries are the head, and prophets who teach lies are the tail.

The Emphasized Bible

The eider and favourite, he, is the head, - And the prophet teaching falsehood, he, is the tail;

Webster

The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

World English Bible

The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.

Youngs Literal Translation

Elder, and accepted of face, he is the head, Prophet, teacher of falsehood, he is the tail.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

he
היא הוּא 
Huw' 
Usage: 1716

is the head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

and the prophet
נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

ירא ירה 
Yarah 
Usage: 83

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Yahweh's Anger Against Arrogance

14 So the LORD cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day. 15 The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail. 16 For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.


Cross References

Isaiah 3:2-3

The mighty man and the warrior, The judge and the prophet, The diviner and the elder,

Matthew 24:24

"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

1 Samuel 9:6

He said to him, "Behold now, there is a man of God in this city, and the man is held in honor; all that he says surely comes true Now let us go there, perhaps he can tell us about our journey on which we have set out."

1 Kings 13:18

He said to him, "I also am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water '" But he lied to him.

1 Kings 22:22-24

"The LORD said to him, 'How?' And he said, 'I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.'

Isaiah 3:5

And the people will be oppressed, Each one by another, and each one by his neighbor; The youth will storm against the elder And the inferior against the honorable.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; And their honorable men are famished, And their multitude is parched with thirst.

Isaiah 28:17

"I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.

Isaiah 29:10

For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 14:14-15

Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.

Jeremiah 23:9

As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, All my bones tremble; I have become like a drunken man, Even like a man overcome with wine, Because of the LORD And because of His holy words.

Jeremiah 23:14-15

"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 23:25-27

"I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, 'I had a dream, I had a dream!'

Jeremiah 27:9-10

"But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.'

Jeremiah 27:14-15

"So do not listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon,' for they prophesy a lie to you;

Jeremiah 28:15-16

Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.

Jeremiah 29:21-22

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you falsely in My name, 'Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will slay them before your eyes.

Ezekiel 13:1-16

Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Ezekiel 13:19

"For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death some who should not die and to keep others alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies."'"

Ezekiel 13:22

"Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,

Hosea 9:8

Ephraim was a watchman with my God, a prophet; Yet the snare of a bird catcher is in all his ways, And there is only hostility in the house of his God.

Malachi 2:9

"So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction.

Matthew 7:15

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Galatians 1:8-9

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

2 Timothy 4:2-3

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

2 Peter 2:1-3

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.



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