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Ezekiel 34:3

    Ezekiel 34:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill the fatlings; but ye feed not the sheep.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You take the milk and are clothed with the wool, you put the fat beasts to death, but you give the sheep no food.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill the fatlings; but ye feed not the sheep.

    World English Bible

    You eat the fat, and you clothe yourself with the wool, you kill the fatlings; but you don't feed the sheep.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill the fatlings; but ye feed not the sheep.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 34:3

    Ye eat the fat - I think החלב hacheleb should be translated the milk, and so most of the Versions understand it. Or they lived on the fat sheep, and took the wool of all.

    "The priests," says Calmet, "ate the tithes, the first-fruits, and the offerings of the people; the princes received the tributes and imposts and instead of instructing and protecting them, the latter took away their lives by the cruelties they practiced against them: the former destroyed their souls by the poison of their doctrine, and by their bad example. The fat sheep point out the rich to whom these pastors often disguised the truth, by a cruel condescension and complaisance."

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 34:3

    34:3 Ye kill - You contrive methods, to take first the life, and next the estate of the well - fed, the rich and wealthy. But - You take care to lead, protect, provide for, and watch over them.