Micah 6:9-16 NIV

Israel's Guilt and Punishment

9 Listen! The LORD is calling to the city-- and to fear your name is wisdom-- "Heed the rod1 and the One who appointed it.a

References for Micah 6:9

    • a 6:9 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      10 Am I still to forget, O wicked house, your ill-gotten treasures and the short ephah,b which is accursed?2

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        • b 6:10 - An ephah was a dry measure.
          11 Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales,3 with a bag of false weights?4

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          12 Her rich men are violent;5 her people are liars6 and their tongues speak deceitfully.7

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          13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy8 you, to ruin you because of your sins.

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          14 You will eat but not be satisfied;9 your stomach will still be empty.c You will store up but save nothing,10 because what you save I will give to the sword.

          References for Micah 6:14

            • c 6:14 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
              15 You will plant but not harvest;11 you will press olives but not use the oil on yourselves, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.12

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              16 You have observed the statutes of Omri13 and all the practices of Ahab's14 house, and you have followed their traditions.15 Therefore I will give you over to ruin16 and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn17 of the nations.d "

              References for Micah 6:16

                • d 6:16 - Septuagint; Hebrew "scorn due my people"