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Micah 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unjust Leaders Judged
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Then I said, “Now listen, leaders of Jacob,

you rulers of the house of Israel.

Aren’t you supposed to know what is just?

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“You hate good and love evil.

You tear off people’s skin

and strip their flesh from their bones.

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“You eat the flesh of my people

after you strip their skin from them

and break their bones.

You chop them up

like flesh for the cooking pot,

like meat in a cauldron.”

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Then they will cry out to the LORD,

but he will not answer them.

He will hide his face from them at that time

because of the crimes they have committed.

False Prophets Judged
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This is what the LORD says

concerning the prophets

who lead my people astray,

who proclaim peace

when they have food to sink their teeth into

but declare war against the one

who puts nothing in their mouths.

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Therefore, it will be night for you —

without visions;

it will grow dark for you —

without divination.

The sun will set on these prophets,

and the daylight will turn black over them.

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Then the seers will be ashamed

and the diviners disappointed.

They will all cover their mouths[fn]

because there will be no answer from God.

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As for me, however, I am filled with power

by the Spirit of the LORD,

with justice and courage,

to proclaim to Jacob his rebellion

and to Israel his sin.

Zion’s Destruction
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Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob,

you rulers of the house of Israel,

who abhor justice

and pervert everything that is right,

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who build Zion with bloodshed

and Jerusalem with injustice.

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Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,

her priests teach for payment,

and her prophets practice divination for silver.

Yet they lean on the LORD, saying,

“Isn’t the LORD among us?

No disaster will overtake us.”

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Therefore, because of you,

Zion will be plowed like a field,

Jerusalem will become ruins,

and the temple’s mountain

will be a high thicket.

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Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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