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Micah 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Rulers Denounced

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:1 - And I said,
“Hear now, you [fn]leaders 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 good and love evil,
Who tear off their skin from them
And their flesh from their bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:3 - Who eat the flesh of my people,
Strip off their skin from them,
Smash their bones,
And chop them up as for the pot,
And as meat in a cauldron!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:4 - Then they will cry out to the LORD,
But He will not answer them.
Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time
Because they have practiced evil deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 - This is what the LORD says concerning the prophets who lead my people astray:
When they have something to bite with their teeth,
They cry out, “Peace!”
But against him who puts nothing in their mouths
They declare holy war.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:6 - Therefore it will be night for you—without vision,
And darkness for you—without divination.
The sun will go down on the prophets,
And the day will become dark over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - The seers will be put to shame,
And the diviners will be ashamed.
Indeed, they will all cover their [fn]lips
Because there is no answer from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:8 - On the other hand, I am filled with power
With the Spirit of the LORD
And with justice and courage
To make known to Jacob his rebellious act,
And to Israel his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:9 - Now hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel,
Who despise justice
And twist everything that is straight,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:10 - Who build Zion with bloodshed,
And Jerusalem with malice.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe,
Her priests teach for pay,
And her prophets divine for money.
Yet they lean on the LORD, saying,
“Is the LORD not in our midst?
Catastrophe will not come upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:12 - Therefore on account of you,
Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins,
And the mountain of the [fn]temple will become high places of a forest.
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