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Ezekiel 13:4

    Ezekiel 13:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O Israel, your prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Israel, thy prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Israel, your prophets have been like jackals in the waste places.

    Webster's Revision

    O Israel, thy prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.

    World English Bible

    Israel, your prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O Israel, thy prophets have been like foxes in the waste places.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 13:4

    Thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts - The cunning of the fox in obtaining his prey has been long proverbial. These false prophets are represented as the foxes who, having got their prey by great subtlety, run to the desert to hide both themselves and it. So the false prophets, when the event did not answer to their prediction, got out of the way, that they might not be overwhelmed with the reproaches and indignation of the people.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 13:4

    In the deserts - Foxes find a home among ruins etc. Lamentations 5:18. So the prophets find their profit in the ruin of their country.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 13:4

    13:4 Thy prophets - Thy prophets, not mine. Like the foxes - Hungry, and ravening, crafty, and guileful. In the deserts - Where want makes them more eager after their prey.