Micah 6:9-16 CSB

Verdict of Judgment

9 The voice of the Lord calls out to the citya (and it is wise to fear Your name): "Pay attention to the rod and the One who ordained it.b

References for Micah 6:9

    • e 6:9 - Jerusalem
    • f 6:9 - Or attention, you tribe. Who has ordained it?; Hb obscure
      10 Are there stillc the treasures of wickedness and the accursed short measure in the house of the wicked?

      References for Micah 6:10

        • g 6:10 - Hb obscure
          11 Can I excuse wicked scales or bags of deceptive weights?
          12 For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.
          13 "As a result, I have begun to strike you severely,d bringing desolation because of your sins.

          References for Micah 6:13

            • h 6:13 - LXX, Aq, Theod, Syr, Vg; MT reads I have made [you] sick by striking you down
              14 You will eat but not be satisfied, for there will be hunger within you. What you acquire, you cannot save, and what you do save, I will give to the sword.e

              References for Micah 6:14

                • i 6:14 - Hb obscure
                  15 You will sow but not reap; you will press olives but not anoint yourself with oil; and [you will tread] grapes but not drink the wine.
                  16 The statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house have been observed; you have followed their policies.f Therefore, I will make you a desolate place and the city'sg residents an object of contempt;h you will bear the scorn of My people."i

                  References for Micah 6:16

                    • j 6:16 - 1 Kg 16:25-34; 2 Kg 21:3; 2 Ch 21:6,13
                    • k 6:16 - Lit and its
                    • l 6:16 - Lit residents a hissing
                    • m 6:16 - LXX reads of the peoples