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Micah 2:1-5New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Social Evils Denounced

Alas for those who devise wickedness
    and evil deeds[a] on their beds!
When the morning dawns, they perform it,
    because it is in their power.
They covet fields, and seize them;
    houses, and take them away;
they oppress householder and house,
    people and their inheritance.
Therefore thus says the Lord:
Now, I am devising against this family an evil
    from which you cannot remove your necks;
and you shall not walk haughtily,
    for it will be an evil time.
On that day they shall take up a taunt song against you,
    and wail with bitter lamentation,
and say, “We are utterly ruined;
    the Lord[b] alters the inheritance of my people;
how he removes it from me!
    Among our captors[c] he parcels out our fields.”
Therefore you will have no one to cast the line by lot
    in the assembly of the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 2:1 Cn: Heb work evil
  2. Micah 2:4 Heb he
  3. Micah 2:4 Cn: Heb the rebellious
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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