You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, putting to death souls who should not die and keeping alive souls who should not live, by your lying to my people who listen to lies. Bible other translations

“handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread.” Prophets were often paid a wage to prophesy for someone. These false prophetesses were taking a meager wage for their prophetic witchcraft, and giving godless prophecies.

Commentary for: Ezekiel 13:19