For the shepherds [of the people] have become [like brutes,] irrational and stupid, And have not searched for the Lordor asked about Him or realized their need for Him; Therefore they have not been wise and have not prospered, And all their flocks are scattered.
For the shepherds [of the people] have become like brutes, irrational and stupid, and have not sought the Lord or inquired of Him or required Him [by necessity and by right of His word]. Therefore they have not dealt prudently and have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.
For the shepherds did follily, and sought not the Lord (For the shepherds of the people did foolishly, and did not seek the Lord); therefore they understood not, and all the flock of them is scattered.
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