7 The more powerful the priests grew, the more they sinned against Me.
So I’ll turn their honor[a] into shame.
8 Because these priests are allowed to eat the sin offerings,
they actually want the people to sin so they’ll have more meat to eat!
9 And so it’s “like priest, like people”: a low standard for living.
I’ll punish them for this and repay them for what they’ve done:
- 4:7 Other manuscripts read, “they exchanged My honor.”