26 When I cut off your supply of bread,(A) ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.

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Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?(A)
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,(B)
    and you will delight in the richest(C) of fare.

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14 You will eat but not be satisfied;(A)
    your stomach will still be empty.[a]
You will store up but save nothing,(B)
    because what you save[b] I will give to the sword.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Micah 6:14 Or You will press toward birth but not give birth, / and what you bring to birth