Micah 6:9-16 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 The voice of the LORD cries to the city--and it is sound wisdom to fear thy name: "Hear, O tribe and assembly of the city! 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.
10 Can I forget the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed? 10 Am I still to forget, O wicked house, your ill-gotten treasures and the short ephah, which is accursed?
11 Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights? 11 Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?
12 Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth. 12 Her rich men are violent; her people are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.
13 Therefore I have begun to smite you, making you desolate because of your sins. 13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruin you because of your sins.
14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied, and there shall be hunger in your inward parts; you shall put away, but not save, and what you save I will give to the sword. 14 You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty. You will store up but save nothing, because what you save I will give to the sword.
15 You shall sow, but not reap; you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil; you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine. 15 You will plant but not harvest; you will press olives but not use the oil on yourselves, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.
16 For you have kept the statutes of Omri, and all the works of the house of Ahab; and you have walked in their counsels; that I may make you a desolation, and your inhabitants a hissing; so you shall bear the scorn of the peoples." 16 You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house, and you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations. "