Micah 6:9-16 Common English Bible (CEB)
Punishment is near
9 The voice of the Lord calls out to the city;
wisdom appears when one fears your name.
Hear, tribe, and who appointed her!
10 Are the treasures of wickedness still in the house of wickedness,
while the shorted basket is denounced?
11 Can I approve wicked scales and a bag of false weights
12 in a city 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 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 inhabitants an object of hissing!
You must bear the reproach of my people.