Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Its national officials are roaring lions; its judges are like wolves of the night that don't leave the bones for the morning.

New American Standard Bible

Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.

King James Version

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Holman Bible

The princes within her are roaring lions;
her judges are wolves of the night,
which leave nothing for the morning.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave nothing till the morrow.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

Her rulers are like loud-voiced lions in her; her judges are wolves of the evening, crushing up the bones before the morning.

Darby Translation

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, that leave nothing for the morning.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they do not leave a bone for tomorrow.

Julia Smith Translation

Her chiefs in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges evening wolves; they laid not up for the morning.

King James 2000

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave not a bone till the morning.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Her officials in her midst [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they leave nothing until the morning.

Modern King James verseion

Her rulers within her are roaring lions; her judges evening wolves. They do not gnaw bones for the morning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Her rulers within her are as roaring lions: her judges are as wolves in the evening, which leave nothing behind them till the morrow.

NET Bible

Her princes are as fierce as roaring lions; her rulers are as hungry as wolves in the desert, who completely devour their prey by morning.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Her rulers in her midst, are roaring lions, - her judges, evening wolves, they have left nothing until morning!

Webster

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Her heads in her midst are roaring lions, Her judges are evening wolves, They have not gnawn the bone in the morning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

שׁאג 
Sha'ag 
Usage: 20

אריה ארי 
'ariy 
Usage: 80

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

זאב 
Z@'eb 
Usage: 7

they gnaw not the bones
גּרם 
Garam 
Usage: 3

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Judgment Of Jerusalem And The Nations

2 It won't obey anyone. It won't accept discipline. It does not trust in the LORD. It does not approach God. 3 Its national officials are roaring lions; its judges are like wolves of the night that don't leave the bones for the morning. 4 Its prophets are arrogant and treacherous. Its priests have contaminated the sanctuary. They give perverse interpretations of the Law.


Cross References

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will devastate them. A leopard is watching their towns, and everyone who goes out of them will be torn to pieces. For their transgressions are many, and their apostasies numerous.

Job 4:8-11

It's been my experience that those who plow the soil of iniquity and those who sow the seed of trouble will reap their harvest!

Psalm 10:8-10

They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.

Proverbs 28:15

A roaring lion and a charging bear that's what a wicked tyrant is over poor people.

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. All of them are lovers of bribes and are runners after gifts. They don't bring justice to orphans, and the widow's case never comes up for review in their court."

Jeremiah 22:17

But your eyes and heart are on nothing but your dishonest gain, shedding the blood of innocent people, and practicing oppression and extortion."

Ezekiel 22:6

"""Watch out! Each of the princes of Israel has misused his authority to shed blood.

Ezekiel 22:25-27

There's a conspiracy of prophets within her, and like a roaring lion tearing its prey, they've devoured people, and confiscated treasures, and taken precious things. They've added to the population of widows within her.

Micah 3:1-4

"He will say, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel! You should know justice, should you not?

Micah 3:9-11

Please listen to this, you leaders of the house of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel, you who hate administering justice, who pervert the very meaning of equity,

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