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