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Jeremiah 5:27 Good News Translation (GNT)

27 Just as a hunter fills a cage with birds, they have filled their houses with loot. That is why they are powerful and rich,

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Jeremiah 5:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 Like a cage full of birds,
    their houses are full of treachery;
therefore they have become great and rich,

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah 5:27 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

27 Their houses are as full of fraud
as a cage full of birds.
They grow rich and great,

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah 5:27-29 The Message (MSG)

To Stand for Nothing and Stand Up for No One

26-29 “My people are infiltrated by wicked men,
    unscrupulous men on the hunt.
They set traps for the unsuspecting.
    Their victims are innocent men and women.
Their houses are stuffed with ill-gotten gain,
    like a hunter’s bag full of birds.
Pretentious and powerful and rich,
    hugely obese, oily with rolls of fat.
Worse, they have no conscience.
    Right and wrong mean nothing to them.
They stand for nothing, stand up for no one,
    throw orphans to the wolves, exploit the poor.
Do you think I’ll stand by and do nothing about this?”
    God’s Decree.
“Don’t you think I’ll take serious measures
    against a people like this?

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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