Jeremiah 23:1

“Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe bee vnto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheepe of my pasture, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture! declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse is on the keepers who are causing the destruction and loss of the sheep of my field, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Woe be to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Wo to shepherds destroying, And scattering the flock of My pasture, An affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 23:1

  • Min BD Moore for verse 1
    God means what he says to Pastors first who shall suffer the greater condemnation and to members who are to be edified by the gift and revelation and understanding he gives to his pastors Who must submitt themselves to those who have rulership over them God will deal with disobeiance on every level
  • Magenta for verse 1
    This is a very powerful quote from the Bible. Many of these Pastors we have today are destroying the souls God created to be saved. I feel some Pastors are too loose and don't have this strong fear for God. That's just sad...
  • John Juai for verse 1
    Religious division is a sin. It is an open rebellion against God`s call and against the prayer Christ Jesus for unity.(Jn.17:20-23) It is a curse rather than a blessing. Christ Jesus prayed against this very thing. Apostle Paul condemned it. (1 Cor.1:10-13)God hates those who sow discord.(Prov.6:19).Denominationalism is a sin and the tragic result is the destruction or loss of many precious souls.No one can truly respect and obey Christ`s prayer for unity and at the same time be in favor of Denominationalism . Thus some religious people who call themselves christians are engaged in what in God`s sight as abominable as witchcraft and idolatry. (1 Sam.15:23)

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