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Micah 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Rulers and Prophets Denounced

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:1 - And I said:
Hear, you heads of Jacob
and rulers of the house of Israel!
Is it not for you to know justice?—

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:2 - you who hate the good and love the evil,
who tear the skin from off my people[fn]
and their flesh from off their bones,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:3 - who eat the flesh of my people,
and flay their skin from off them,
and break their bones in pieces
and chop them up like meat in a pot,
like flesh in a cauldron.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:4 - Then they will cry to the LORD,
but he will not answer them;
he will hide his face from them at that time,
because they have made their deeds evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 - Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets
who lead my people astray,
who cry “Peace”
when they have something to eat,
but declare war against him
who puts nothing into their mouths.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:6 - Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision,
and darkness to you, without divination.
The sun shall go down on the prophets,
and the day shall be black over them;

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - the seers shall be disgraced,
and the diviners put to shame;
they shall all cover their lips,
for there is no answer from God.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:8 - But as for me, I am filled with power,
with the Spirit of the LORD,
and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression
and to Israel his sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:9 - Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob
and rulers of the house of Israel,
who detest justice
and make crooked all that is straight,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:10 - who build Zion with blood
and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Its heads give judgment for a bribe;
its priests teach for a price;
its prophets practice divination for money;
yet they lean on the LORD and say,
“Is not the LORD in the midst of us?
No disaster shall come upon us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:12 - Therefore because of you
Zion shall be plowed as a field;
Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins,
and the mountain of the house a wooded height.
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