For both prophet and priest are profane
Being guilty of the afore mentioned sins. The Targum is,
``the scribe and the priest;''
and such were the scribes and priests in the time of our Lord; they played "the hypocrite" F17
, as some render the word here; and are often charged with the sin of hypocrisy, and called hypocrites, ( Matthew 22:18
) ( Matthew 23:13-15 Matthew 23:23 Matthew 23:25 Matthew 23:27 Matthew 23:29
) ; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the Lord
where they officiated in holy things, or should have done so; where the one should have instructed the people, and the other offered sacrifices for them, according to the will of God; there they committed wickedness, which was an aggravation of their sin, as was the case of Eli's sons, ( 1 Samuel 2:22-24
) ; perhaps the same sin was committed by these men; or idolatry may be meant; setting up images, and building altars for them in the house of God; see ( Jeremiah 7:30
) ; or carrying on traffic and merchandise, whereby the temple was made a house of merchandise, as it was in the times of Christ, ( John 2:14-16
F17 (wpnx) "hypocritae fuerunt", Vatablus, Montanus; "hypocritas agunt", Piscator; "hypocrisin exercent", Schmidt, Cocceius.