Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 honorable 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.

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.

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 
Usage: 2119

he
היא הוּא 
Huw' 
Usage: 1716

is the head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

and the prophet
נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Yahweh's Anger Against Arrogance

14 Therefore LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day. 15 The elder and the honorable man, he is the head. And the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail. 16 For those who lead this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.


Cross References

Isaiah 3:2-3

the mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the diviner, and the elder,

Matthew 24:24

For there will arise FALSE Christs and FALSE prophets, and they will give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen.

1 Samuel 9:6

And he said to him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is a man who is held in honor. All that he says comes surely to pass. Now let us go there, perhaps he can tell us concerning our journey on which we go.

1 Kings 13:18

And he said to him, I also am a prophet as thou are. And a [heavenly] agent spoke to me by the word of LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thy house that he may eat bread and drink water. [But] he lied to him.

1 Kings 22:22-24

And LORD said to him, With what? And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shall entice him, and shall also prevail. Go forth, and do so.

Isaiah 3:5

And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor. The child shall behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people have gone into captivity for lack of knowledge, and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude are parched with thirst.

Isaiah 28:17

And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet. And the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.

Isaiah 29:10

For LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes. The prophets, and your heads, the seers, he has covered.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means. And my people love to have it so. And what will ye do in the end thereof?

Jeremiah 14:14-15

Then LORD said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name. I did not send them, nor have I commanded them, nor did I speak to them. They prophesy to you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of the

Jeremiah 23:9

Concerning the prophets: My heart within me is broken. All my bones shake. I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of LORD, and because of his holy words.

Jeremiah 23:14-15

In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing. They commit adultery, and walk in lies. And they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, so that none returns from his wickedness. They have all of them become to me as So

Jeremiah 23:25-27

I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Jeremiah 27:9-10

But as for you, hearken ye not to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreams, nor to your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon.

Jeremiah 27:14-15

And hearken not to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon, for they prophesy a lie to you.

Jeremiah 28:15-16

Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah. LORD has not sent thee, but thou make this people to trust in a lie.

Jeremiah 29:21-22

Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy a lie to you in my name. Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of

Ezekiel 13:1-16

And the word of LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 13:19

And ye have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to kill the souls who should not die, and to save the souls alive who should not live, by your lying to my people who listen to lies.

Ezekiel 13:22

Because with lies ye have grieved the heart of the righteous, whom I have not made sad, and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, and be saved alive.

Hosea 9:8

Ephraim [was] a watchman with my God. As for the prophet, a fowler's snare is in all his ways, [and] enmity in the house of his God.

Malachi 2:9

Therefore I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have had respect of persons in the law.

Matthew 7:15

But beware of FALSE prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are predatory wolves.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are FALSE apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves into apostles of Christ.

Galatians 1:8-9

But even if we, or an agent from heaven, should preach a good-news to you contrary to what we preached to you, let him be accursed.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and marvels of deceit,

2 Timothy 4:2-3

preach the word, stand ready in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

2 Peter 2:1-3

But FALSE prophets also developed among the people, as FALSE teachers will also be among you, who will sneak in pernicious denominations, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but examine the spirits, whether they are of God, because many FALSE prophets have gone out into the world.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and the FALSE prophet with it who did the signs in its sight by which he led astray those who received the mark of the beast and those who worship its image. The two were thrown alive into the lake of fire

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