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Micah 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Woe to Oppressors

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:1 - Woe to those who devise wrongdoing,
Who practice evil on their beds!
[fn]When morning comes, they do it,
Because it is in the power of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:2 - They covet fields, so they seize them;
And houses, so they take them.
They [fn]exploit a man and his house,
A person and his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:3 - Therefore this is what the LORD says:
“Behold, I am planning against this family a catastrophe
From which you cannot remove your necks;
And you will not walk haughtily,
For it will be an evil time.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:4 - “On that day they will take up against you a [fn]song of mocking
And [fn]utter a song of mourning and say,
‘We are completely destroyed!
He exchanges the share of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:5 - “Therefore you will have no one [fn]applying a measuring line
For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:6 - ‘Do not prophesy,’ so they prophesy.
But if [fn]they do not prophesy about these things,
Insults will not be turned back.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:7 - “Is it being said, house of Jacob:
‘Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient?
Are these His works?’
Do My words not do good
For the one walking rightly?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:8 - [fn]Recently My people have arisen as an enemy—
You strip the robe off the garment
From unsuspecting passers-by,
From those returned from war.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:9 - “You evict the women of My people,
Each one from her pleasant house.
From her children you take My splendor forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:10 - “Arise and go,
For this is no place of rest
Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction,
A painful destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - “If someone walking after wind and falsehood
Had lied and said,
‘I will prophesy to you about wine and liquor,’
He would become a prophet to this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:12 - “I will certainly assemble all of you, Jacob,
I will certainly gather the remnant of Israel.
I will put them together like sheep in the fold;
Like a flock in the midst of its pasture
They will be noisy with people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:13 - “The one who breaks through goes up before them;
They break through, pass through the gate, and go out by it.
So their king passes on before them,
And the LORD at their head.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit In the light of the morning
Or oppress
Or proverb
Lit lament
Lit casting
I.e., God’s prophets
Lit And yesterday
NASB20

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