Zephaniah 3:4 New International Version (NIV)
Her prophets are unprincipled; they are treacherous people. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.
Zephaniah 3:4 King James Version (KJV)
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
Zephaniah 3:1-5 The Message (MSG)
Doom to the rebellious city, the home of oppressors—Sewer City! The city that wouldn’t take advice, wouldn’t accept correction, Wouldn’t trust GOD, wouldn’t even get close to her own god! Her very own leaders are rapacious lions, Her judges are rapacious timber wolves out every morning prowling for a fresh kill. Her prophets are out for what they can get. They’re opportunists—you can’t trust them. Her priests desecrate the Sanctuary. They use God’s law as a weapon to maim and kill souls. Yet GOD remains righteous in her midst, untouched by the evil. He stays at it, day after day, meting out justice. At evening he’s still at it, strong as ever. But evil men and women, without conscience and without shame, persist in evil. * * *
Zephaniah 3:4 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.
Zephaniah 3:4 New Living Translation (NLT)
Its prophets are arrogant liars seeking their own gain. Its priests defile the Temple by disobeying God’s instructions.
Zephaniah 3:4 New Century Version (NCV)
Its prophets are proud; they are people who cannot be trusted. Its priests don’t respect holy things; they break God’s teachings.
Zephaniah 3:4 American Standard Version (ASV)
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
Zephaniah 3:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; Her priests have polluted the sanctuary, They have done violence to the law.
Zephaniah 3:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Her prophets are reckless and treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary; They have done violence to the law [by pretending their word is God’s word].