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Jeremiah 8:10

10 Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.

Read Jeremiah 8:10 Using Other Translations

Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Therefore I will give their wives to others and their fields to conquerors, because from the least to the greatest everyone is greedy for unjust gain; from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.
I will give their wives to others and their farms to strangers. From the least to the greatest, their lives are ruled by greed. Yes, even my prophets and priests are like that. They are all frauds.

What does Jeremiah 8:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore will I give their wives unto others
To strangers, to the Gentiles; than which nothing could be more disagreeable to them, or a sorer punishment, of a temporal one: and their fields to them that shall inherit them;
or, to the heirs
F9; other and new ones; and who should possess them as if they were the true and rightful heirs of them. For everyone from the least even to the greatest is given to
covetousness; from the prophet even to the priest everyone dealeth
falsely;
covetousness and false dealing, which prevailed in all ranks and orders of men among them, were the cause of their ruin: covetousness is the root of all evil; and to deal falsely, or make a lie, as the words may be rendered, is diabolical and abominable in the sight of God, and especially in men of such characters, who were to preach truth to others; (See Gill on Jeremiah 6:13).


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (Myvrwyl) "haeredibus", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus.
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