And will you profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
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George Leo Haydock
Violated me. That is, dishonoured and discredited me. (Challoner)
Protestants, "and will ye pollute? "(Haydock)
They employed the name of God to give credit to their lies, for the smallest advantage.
Souls That is, to sentence souls to death, which are not to die: and to promise life to them who are not to live. (Challoner)
They contradicted Jeremias, who exhorted the people to surrender. (Calmet)