Micah 6:9-16 (English Standard Version)

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Destruction of the Wicked

9 The voice of the LORD cries to the city-- and it is sound wisdom to fear 1your name: "Hear of 2the rod and of him who appointed it!a 10 Can I forget any longer the treasuresb of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed? 11 Shall I acquit the man 3with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights? 12 Yourc rich men are 4full of violence; your inhabitants 5speak lies, and 6their tongue is deceitful in their mouth. 13 Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow, 7making you desolate because of your sins. 14 8You 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 9You 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 10Omri,d and all the works of the house of 11Ahab; and you have walked in their counsels, that I may make you 12a desolation, and youre inhabitants 13a hissing; so you shall bear 14the scorn of my people."
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