Micah 2:1-11 NRS

1 Alas for those who devise wickedness and evil deeds a on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in their power.

References for Micah 2:1

    • c 2:1 - Cn: Heb [work evil]
      2 They covet fields, and seize them; houses, and take them away; they oppress householder and house, people and their inheritance.
      3 Therefore thus says the Lord: Now, I am devising against this family an evil from which you cannot remove your necks; and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be an evil time.
      4 On that day they shall take up a taunt song against you, and wail with bitter lamentation, and say, "We are utterly ruined; the Lord b alters the inheritance of my people; how he removes it from me! Among our captors c he parcels out our fields."

      References for Micah 2:4

        • d 2:4 - Heb [he]
        • e 2:4 - Cn: Heb [the rebellious]
          5 Therefore you will have no one to cast the line by lot in the assembly of the Lord.
          6 "Do not preach"—thus they preach— "one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us."
          7 Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Is the Lord's patience exhausted? Are these his doings? Do not my words do good to one who walks uprightly?
          8 But you rise up against my people d as an enemy; you strip the robe from the peaceful, e from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.

          References for Micah 2:8

            • f 2:8 - Cn: Heb [But yesterday my people rose]
            • g 2:8 - Cn: Heb [from before a garment]
              9 The women of my people you drive out from their pleasant houses; from their young children you take away my glory forever.
              10 Arise and go; for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction. f

              References for Micah 2:10

                • h 2:10 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
                  11 If someone were to go about uttering empty falsehoods, saying, "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink," such a one would be the preacher for this people!