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Micah 3 (WEBP)

[1] I said, “Please listen, you heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel: Isn’t it for you to know justice?
[2] You who hate the good, and love the evil; who tear off their skin, and their flesh from off their bones;
[3] who also eat the flesh of my people, and peel their skin from off them, and break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as meat within the cauldron.
[4] Then they will cry to Yahweh, but he will not answer them. Yes, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they made their deeds evil.”
[5] Yahweh says concerning the prophets who lead my people astray—for those who feed their teeth, they proclaim, “Peace!” and whoever doesn’t provide for their mouths, they prepare war against him:
[6] “Therefore night is over you, with no vision, and it is dark to you, that you may not divine; and the sun will go down on the prophets, and the day will be black over them.
[7] The seers shall be disappointed, and the diviners confounded. Yes, they shall all cover their lips, for there is no answer from God.Ӥ
[8] But as for me, I am full of power by Yahweh’s Spirit, and of judgment, and of might, to declare to Jacob his disobedience, and to Israel his sin.
[9] Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity,
[10] who build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
[11] Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money; yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, “Isn’t Yahweh among us? No disaster will come on us.”
[12] Therefore Zion for your sake will be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem will become heaps of rubble, and the mountain of the temple like the high places of a forest.

Micah 3:7 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Micah 3 (KJVS)

[1] And I said H559 (8799), Hear H8085 (8798), I pray you, O heads H7218 of Jacob H3290, and ye princes H7101 of the house H1004 of Israel H3478; [Is it] not for you to know H3045 (8800) judgment H4941?
[2] Who hate H8130 (8802) the good H2896, and love H157 (8802) the evil H7451; who pluck off H1497 (8802) their skin H5785 from off them, and their flesh H7607 from off their bones H6106;
[3] Who also eat H398 (8804) the flesh H7607 of my people H5971, and flay H6584 (8689) their skin H5785 from off them; and they break H6476 (8765) their bones H6106, and chop them in pieces H6566 (8804), as for the pot H5518, and as flesh H1320 within H8432 the caldron H7037.
[4] Then shall they cry H2199 (8799) unto the LORD H3068, but he will not hear H6030 (8799) them: he will even hide H5641 (8686) his face H6440 from them at that time H6256, as they have behaved themselves ill H7489 (8689) in their doings H4611.
[5] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 concerning the prophets H5030 that make my people H5971 err H8582 (8688), that bite H5391 (8802) with their teeth H8127, and cry H7121 (8804), Peace H7965; and he that putteth H5414 (8799) not into their mouths H6310, they even prepare H6942 (8765) war H4421 against him.
[6] Therefore night H3915 [shall be] unto you, that ye shall not have a vision H2377; and it shall be dark H2821 (8675) H2821 (8804) unto you, that ye shall not divine H7080 (8800); and the sun H8121 shall go down H935 (8804) over the prophets H5030, and the day H3117 shall be dark H6937 (8804) over them.
[7] Then shall the seers H2374 be ashamed H954 (8804), and the diviners H7080 (8802) confounded H2659 (8804): yea, they shall all cover H5844 (8804) their lips H8222; for [there is] no answer H4617 of God H430.
[8] But truly H199 I am full H4390 (8804) of power H3581 by the spirit H7307 of the LORD H3068, and of judgment H4941, and of might H1369, to declare H5046 (8687) unto Jacob H3290 his transgression H6588, and to Israel H3478 his sin H2403.
[9] Hear H8085 (8798) this, I pray you, ye heads H7218 of the house H1004 of Jacob H3290, and princes H7101 of the house H1004 of Israel H3478, that abhor H8581 (8764) judgment H4941, and pervert H6140 (8762) all equity H3477.
[10] They build up H1129 (8802) Zion H6726 with blood H1818, and Jerusalem H3389 with iniquity H5766.
[11] The heads H7218 thereof judge H8199 (8799) for reward H7810, and the priests H3548 thereof teach H3384 (8686) for hire H4242, and the prophets H5030 thereof divine H7080 (8799) for money H3701: yet will they lean H8172 (8735) upon the LORD H3068, and say H559 (8800), [Is] not the LORD H3068 among H7130 us? none evil H7451 can come H935 (8799) upon us.
[12] Therefore shall Zion H6726 for your sake H1558 be plowed H2790 (8735) [as] a field H7704, and Jerusalem H3389 shall become heaps H5856, and the mountain H2022 of the house H1004 as the high places H1116 of the forest H3293.

Young’s Literal Translation

Micah 3 (YLT)

[1] And I say, ‘Hear, I pray you, heads of Jacob, And ye judges of the house of Israel, Is it not for you to know the judgment?
[2] Ye who are hating good, and loving evil, Taking violently their skin from off them, And their flesh from off their bones,
[3] And who have eaten the flesh of My people, And their skin from off them have stript, And their bones they have broken, And they have spread them out as in a pot, And as flesh in the midst of a caldron.
[4] Then do they cry unto Jehovah, And He doth not answer them, And hideth His face from them at that time, As they have made evil their doings.
[5] Thus said Jehovah concerning the prophets Who are causing My people to err, Who are biting with their teeth, And have cried ‘Peace,’ And he who doth not give unto their mouth, They have sanctified against him war.
[6] Therefore a night ye have without vision, And darkness ye have without divination, And gone in hath the sun on the prophets, And black over them hath been the day.
[7] And ashamed have been the seers, And confounded have been the diviners, And covered their lip have all of them, For their is no answer, O God.
[8] And yet I have been full of power by the Spirit of Jehovah, And of judgment, and of might, To declare to Jacob his transgression, And to Israel his sin.
[9] Hear this, I pray you, heads of the house of Jacob, And ye judges of the house of Israel, Who are making judgment abominable, And all uprightness do pervert.
[10] Building up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.
[11] Her heads for a bribe do judge, And her priests for hire do teach, And her prophets for silver divine, And on Jehovah they lean, saying, ‘Is not Jehovah in our midst? Evil doth not come in upon us.’
[12] Therefore, for your sake, Zion is ploughed a field, and Jerusalem is heaps, And the mount of the house is for high places of a forest!