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Ezekiel 22:27

27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.

Read Ezekiel 22:27 Using Other Translations

Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, shedding blood, destroying lives to get dishonest gain.
Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people’s lives for money!

What does Ezekiel 22:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 22:27

Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the
prey
The king and his nobles, those of the first rank and quality, who ought to have protected the persons and property of the meaner sort; these were like "wolves" themselves, subtle, voracious, and cruel, preying upon harmless persons, as those creatures do upon the sheep and lambs: to shed blood;
innocent blood, as the Targum: and to destroy souls;
take away lives, under a pretence of treasonable practices, and all with a view to get dishonest gain; that their estates may be forfeited, their goods confiscated, and got into their hands.

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