Destruction of the Wicked

The voice of the Lord cries to the city—
    and it is sound wisdom to fear (A)your name:
“Hear of (B)the rod and of him who appointed it![a]
10     Can I forget any longer the treasures[b] of wickedness in the house of the wicked,
    and the scant measure that is accursed?
11 Shall I acquit the man (C)with wicked scales
    and with a bag of deceitful weights?
12 Your[c] rich men are (D)full of violence;
    your inhabitants (E)speak lies,
    and (F)their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow,
    (G)making you desolate because of your sins.
14 (H)You shall eat, but not be satisfied,
    and there shall be hunger within you;
you shall put away, but not preserve,
    and what you preserve I will give to the sword.
15 (I)You shall sow, but not reap;
    you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil;
    you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine.
16 For you have kept the statutes of (J)Omri,[d]
    and all the works of the house of (K)Ahab;
    and you have walked in their counsels,
that I may make you (L)a desolation, and your[e] inhabitants (M)a hissing;
    so you shall bear (N)the scorn of my people.”

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:9 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  2. Micah 6:10 Or Are there still treasures
  3. Micah 6:12 Hebrew whose
  4. Micah 6:16 Hebrew For the statutes of Omri are kept
  5. Micah 6:16 Hebrew its

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