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Micah 6:9-16 Common English Bible (CEB)

Punishment is near

The voice of the Lord calls out to the city;
        wisdom appears when one fears your name.[a]
        Hear, tribe, and who appointed her![b]
10 Are the treasures of wickedness still in the house of wickedness,
        while the shorted basket[c] is denounced?[d]
11 Can I approve wicked scales and a bag of false weights
12     in a city[e] whose wealthy are full of violence
        and whose inhabitants speak falsehood
            with lying tongues in their mouths?
13 So I have made you sick by striking you!
        I have struck you because of your sins.
14 You devour, but you aren’t satisfied;
        a gnawing emptiness is within you.
    You put something aside,
        but you don’t keep it safe.
        That which you do try to keep safe,
            I will give to the sword.
15 You sow, but you don’t gather.
    You tread down olives, but you don’t anoint with oil;
        you tread grapes, but don’t drink wine.
16 Yet you[f] have kept the policies of Omri,
        all the practices of the house of Ahab;
    you have followed their counsels.
    Therefore, I will make you a sign of destruction,
            your[g] inhabitants an object of hissing!
You must bear the reproach of my people.


  1. Micah 6:9 Heb uncertain
  2. Micah 6:9 Heb uncertain
  3. Micah 6:10 Or ephah, approximately twenty quarts of grain
  4. Micah 6:10 Heb uncertain
  5. Micah 6:12 Heb lacks in a city.
  6. Micah 6:16 Or he
  7. Micah 6:16 Or her
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