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Micah 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Wicked Rulers and Prophets
Wicked Rulers and Prophets

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:1 - And I said:

“Hear now, O heads of Jacob,
And you 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 strip the skin from My people,[fn]
And the flesh from their bones;

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:3 - Who also eat the flesh of My people,
Flay their skin from them,
Break their bones,
And chop them in pieces
Like meat for the pot,
Like flesh in the caldron.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:4 - Then they will cry to the LORD,
But He will not hear them;
He will even hide His face from them at that time,
Because they have been evil in their deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 - Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets
Who make my people stray;
Who chant “Peace”
While they chew with their teeth,
But who prepare war against him
Who puts nothing into their mouths:

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:6 - “Therefore you shall have night without vision,
And you shall have darkness without divination;
The sun shall go down on the prophets,
And the day shall be dark for them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - So the seers shall be ashamed,
And the diviners abashed;
Indeed they shall all cover their lips;
For there is no answer from God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:8 - But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD,
And of justice and might,
To declare to Jacob his transgression
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 abhor justice
And pervert all equity,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:10 - Who build up Zion with bloodshed
And Jerusalem with iniquity:

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Her heads judge for a bribe,
Her priests teach for pay,
And her prophets divine for money.
Yet they lean on the LORD, and say,
“Is not the LORD among us?
No harm can come upon us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:12 - Therefore because of you
Zion shall be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins,
And the mountain of the temple[fn]
Like the bare hills of the forest.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally them
Literally house
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