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Micah 2:6-11 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

False prophets

‘Do not prophesy,’ their prophets say.
    ‘Do not prophesy about these things;
    disgrace will not overtake us.’
You descendants of Jacob, should it be said,
    ‘Does the Lord become[a] impatient?
    Does he do such things?’

‘Do not my words do good
    to the one whose ways are upright?
Lately my people have risen up
    like an enemy.
You strip off the rich robe
    from those who pass by without a care,
    like men returning from battle.
You drive the women of my people
    from their pleasant homes.
You take away my blessing
    from their children for ever.
10 Get up, go away!
    For this is not your resting place,
because it is defiled,
    it is ruined, beyond all remedy.
11 If a liar and deceiver comes and says,
    “I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,”
    that would be just the prophet for this people!

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 2:7 Or Is the Spirit of the Lord
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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