Compare Translations for Micah 3:5

Micah 3:5 ASV
Thus saith Jehovah concerning the prophets that make my people to err; that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and whoso putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him:
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Micah 3:5 BBE
This is what the Lord has said about the prophets by whom my people have been turned from the right way; who, biting with their teeth, say, Peace; and if anyone puts nothing in their mouths they make ready for war against him.
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Micah 3:5 CEB
The LORD proclaims concerning the prophets, those who lead my people astray, those who chew with their teeth and then proclaim "Peace!" but stir up war against the one who puts nothing in their mouths:
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Micah 3:5 CJB
Here is what ADONAI says in regard to the prophets who cause my people to go astray, who cry, "Peace" as soon as they are given food to eat but prepare war against anyone who fails to put something in their mouths:
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Micah 3:5 RHE
Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err: that bite with their teeth, and preach peace: and if a man give not something into their mouth, they prepare war against him.
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Micah 3:5 ESV
Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry "Peace" when they have something to eat, but declare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths.
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Micah 3:5 GW
This is what the LORD says about the prophets who mislead my people: When they have something to eat, they say, "All is well!" But they declare a holy war against those who don't feed them.
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Micah 3:5 GNT
My people are deceived by prophets who promise peace to those who pay them, but threaten war for those who don't. To these prophets the Lord says,
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Micah 3:5 HNV
Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray; for those who feed their teeth, they proclaim, "Shalom!" and whoever doesn't provide for their mouths, they prepare war against him:
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Micah 3:5 CSB
This is what the Lord says concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who proclaim peace when they have [food] to sink their teeth into but declare war against the one who puts nothing in their mouths.
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Micah 3:5 KJV
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err , that bite with their teeth, and cry , Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
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Micah 3:5 LEB
Thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets who are leading my people astray, who are biting with their teeth and proclaim, "Peace," but whoever puts nothing into their mouths they declare war against.
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Micah 3:5 NAS
Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray; When they have something to bite with their teeth, They cry, "Peace," But against him who puts nothing in their mouths They declare holy war.
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Micah 3:5 NCV
The Lord says this about the prophets who teach his people the wrong way of living: "If these prophets are given food to eat, they shout, 'Peace!' But if someone doesn't give them what they ask for, they call for a holy war against that person.
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Micah 3:5 NIRV
The LORD says, "You prophets are leading my people down the wrong path. If they feed you, you promise them peace. If they do not, you prepare to go to war against them.
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Micah 3:5 NIV
This is what the LORD says: "As for the prophets who lead my people astray, if one feeds them, they proclaim 'peace'; if he does not, they prepare to wage war against him.
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Micah 3:5 NKJV
Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets Who make my people stray; Who chant "Peace" While they chew with their teeth, But who prepare war against him Who puts nothing into their mouths:
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Micah 3:5 NLT
This is what the LORD says to you false prophets: "You are leading my people astray! You promise peace for those who give you food, but you declare war on anyone who refuses to pay you.
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Micah 3:5 NRS
Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry "Peace" when they have something to eat, but declare war against those who put nothing into their mouths.
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Micah 3:5 RSV
Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry "Peace" when they have something to eat, but declare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths.
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Micah 3:5 DBY
Thus saith Jehovah concerning the prophets that cause my people to err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace! but whoso putteth not into their mouths they prepare war against him:
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Micah 3:5 MSG
Here is God's Message to the prophets, the preachers who lie to my people: "For as long as they're well paid and well fed, the prophets preach, 'Isn't life wonderful! Peace to all!' But if you don't pay up and jump on their bandwagon, their 'God bless you' turns into 'God damn you.'
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Micah 3:5 WBT
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him:
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Micah 3:5 TMB
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth and cry "Peace"; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him:
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Micah 3:5 TNIV
This is what the LORD says: "As for the prophets who lead my people astray, if you feed them, they proclaim 'peace'; if you do not, they prepare to wage war against you.
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Micah 3:5 WEB
Thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets who lead my people astray; for those who feed their teeth, they proclaim, "Peace!" and whoever doesn't provide for their mouths, they prepare war against him:
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Micah 3:5 WYC
The Lord saith these things on the prophets that deceive my people, that bite with their teeth, and preach peace; and if any man giveth not in the mouth of them anything, they hallow battle on him. (The Lord saith these things about the prophets who deceive my people, who bite with their teeth, and preach peace; and if anyone will not put something into their mouths, or into their pockets, they proclaim battle against them.)
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Micah 3:5 YLT
Thus said Jehovah concerning the prophets Who are causing My people to err, Who are biting with their teeth, And have cried `Peace,' And he who doth not give unto their mouth, They have sanctified against him war.
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Micah 3 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 3

The cruelty of the princes, and the falsehood of the prophets. (1-8) Their false security. (9-12)

Verses 1-8 Men cannot expect to do ill, and fare well; but to find that done to them which they did to others. How seldom do wholesome truths reach the ears of those in high stations or in authority! Those who deceive others are preparing confusion for their own faces. The prophet had ardent love to God and to the souls of men; deep concern for his glory and their salvation, and zeal against sin. The difficulties he met with did not drive him from his work. He had this strength; not from and of himself, but he was full of power by the Spirit of the Lord. Those who act honestly, may act boldly. And those who come to hear the word of God, must be willing to be told of their faults, must take it kindly, and be thankful.

Verses 9-12 Zion's walls owe no thanks to those that build them up with blood and iniquity. The sin of man works not the righteousness of God. Even when men do that which in itself is good, but do it for filthy lucre, it becomes abomination both to God and man. Faith rests in the Lord as the soul's foundation: presumption only leans upon the Lord as a prop, and would use him to serve a turn. If men's having the Lord among them will not keep them from doing evil, it never can secure them from suffering evil for so doing. See the doom of wicked Jacob; Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field. This was exactly fulfilled at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and is so at this day. If sacred places are polluted by sin, they will be wasted and ruined by the judgments of God.

Micah 3 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 3

Micah 3:1-12 . THE SINS OF THE PRINCES, PROPHETS, AND PRIESTS: THE CONSEQUENT DESOLATION OF ZION.

1. princes--magistrates or judges.
Is it not for you?--Is it not your special function ( Jeremiah 5:4 Jeremiah 5:5 )?
judgment--justice. Ye sit in judgment on others; surely then ye ought to know the judgment for injustice which awaits yourselves ( Romans 2:1 ).

2. pluck off their skin . . . flesh--rob their fellow countrymen of all their substance ( Psalms 14:4 , Proverbs 30:14 ).

3. pot . . . flesh within . . . caldron--manifold species of cruel oppressions. Compare Ezekiel 24:3 , &c., containing, as to the coming punishment, the same figure as is here used of the sin: implying that the sin and punishment exactly correspond.

4. Then--at the time of judgment, which Micah takes for granted, so certain is it (compare Micah 2:3 ).
they cry . . . but he will not hear--just as those oppressed by them had formerly cried, and they would not hear. Their prayer shall be rejected, because it is the mere cry of nature for deliverance from pain, not that of repentance for deliverance from sin.
ill in their doings--Men cannot expect to do ill and fare well.

5. Here he attacks the false prophets, as before he had attacked the "princes."
make my people err--knowingly mislead My people by not denouncing their sins as incurring judgment.
bite with . . . teeth, and cry, Peace--that is, who, so long as they are supplied with food, promise peace and prosperity in their prophecies.
he that putteth not into their mouths, they . . . prepare war against him--Whenever they are not supplied with food, they foretell war and calamity.
prepare war--literally, "sanctify war," that is, proclaim it as a holy judgment of God because they are not fed Isaiah 13:3 , Joel 1:14 ).

6. night . . . dark--Calamities shall press on you so overwhelming as to compel you to cease pretending to divine ( Zechariah 13:4 ). Darkness is often the image of calamity ( Isaiah 8:22 , Amos 5:18 , 8:9 ).

7. cover their lips--The Orientals prided themselves on the moustache and beard ("upper lip," Margin). To cover it, therefore, was a token of shame and sorrow ( Leviticus 13:45 , Ezekiel 24:17 Ezekiel 24:22 ). "They shall be so ashamed of themselves as not to dare to open their mouths or boast of the name of prophet" [CALVIN].
there is no answer of God--They shall no more profess to have responses from God, being struck dumb with calamities ( Micah 3:6 ).

8. I--in contrast to the false prophets ( Micah 3:5 Micah 3:7 ).
full of power--that which "the Spirit of Jehovah" imparts for the discharge of the prophetical function ( Luke 1:17 , 24:49 , Acts 1:8 ).
judgment--a sense of justice [MAURER]; as opposed to the false prophets' speaking to please men, not from a regard to truth. Or, "judgment" to discern between graver and lighter offenses, and to denounce punishments accordingly [GROTIUS].
might--moral intrepidity in speaking the truth at all costs ( 2 Timothy 1:7 ).
to declare unto Jacob his . . . sin--( Isaiah 58:1 ). Not to flatter the sinner as the false prophets do with promises of peace.

9. Hear--resumed from Micah 3:1 . Here begins the leading subject of the prophecy: a demonstration of his assertion that he is "full of power by the Spirit of Jehovah" ( Micah 3:8 ).

10. They--change of person from "ye" ( Micah 3:9 ); the third person puts them to a greater distance as estranged from Him. It is, literally, "Whosoever builds," singular.
build up Zion with blood--build on it stately mansions with wealth obtained by the condemnation and murder of the innocent ( Jeremiah 22:13 , Ezekiel 22:27 , Habakkuk 2:12 ).

11. heads thereof--the princes of Jerusalem.
judge for reward--take bribes as judges ( Micah 7:3 ).
priests teach for hire--It was their duty to teach the law and to decide controversies gratuitously ( Leviticus 10:11 , Deuteronomy 17:11 , Malachi 2:7 ; compare Jeremiah 6:13 , Jude 1:11 ).
prophets . . . divine--that is, false prophets.
Is not the Lord among us?--namely in the temple ( Isaiah 48:2 , Jeremiah 7:4 Jeremiah 7:8-11 ).

12. Jeremiah 26:18 quotes this verse. The Talmud and MAIMONIDES record that at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans under Titus, Terentius Rufus, who was left in command of the army, with a ploughshare tore up the foundations of the temple.
mountain of the house--the height on which the temple stands.
as the high places of the forest--shall become as heights in a forest overrun with wild shrubs and brushwood.