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Jeremiah 5:27

    Jeremiah 5:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As the fowl-house is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: for this reason they have become great and have got wealth.

    Webster's Revision

    As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.

    World English Bible

    As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:27

    As a cage is full of birds - There is no doubt that the reference here is to a decoy or trap-cage, as Dr. Blayney has rendered it; in these the fowlers put several tame birds, which when the wild ones see, they come and light on the cage, and fall into the snare.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 5:27

    Deceit - The wealth gained by deceit and fraud.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 5:27

    5:27 Their houses - They fill their houses with the goods of those they deceive, and over - reach.