Jeremiah 5 :27

Jeremiah 5 :27 Translations

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.

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 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 have become great, and have grown 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.

Definitions for Jeremiah 5 :27

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' Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :27

Deceit - The wealth gained by deceit and fraud.

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :27

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