Micah 6:9-15 NIV

Israel’s Guilt and Punishment

9 Listen! The LORD is calling to the city— and to fear your name is wisdom— “Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.a

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    • q 6:9 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      10 Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house, and the short ephah,b which is accursed?

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        • r 6:10 - An ephah was a dry measure.
          11 Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?

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          12 Your rich people are violent; your inhabitants are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.

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          13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruinc you because of your sins.

          References for Micah 6:13

            • s 6:13 - Or "Therefore, I will make you ill and destroy you;" / "I will ruin"
              14 You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty.dYou will store up but save nothing, because what you savee I will give to the sword.

              References for Micah 6:14

                • t 6:14 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
                • u 6:14 - Or "You will press toward birth but not give birth," / "and what you bring to birth"
                  15 You will plant but not harvest; you will press olives but not use the oil, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.

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