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Micah 3:9

9 Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;

Read Micah 3:9 Using Other Translations

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who detest justice and make crooked all that is straight,
Listen to me, you leaders of Israel! You hate justice and twist all that is right.

What does Micah 3:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Micah 3:9

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and
princes of the house of Israel
As an instance of his boldness, courage, and impartiality, he begins with the principal men of the land, and charges them with sins, and reproves for them, and denounces judgments on account of them; (See Gill on Micah 3:1); that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity;
a sad character of princes, rulers, and judges, who not only ought to know but to love judgment, justice, and equity, and do them; even take delight and pleasure in the distribution of them to everyone, and in every cause that came before them; but, instead of this, hated to do that which was right and just; and perverted all the rules and laws of justice and equity, clearing the guilty, and condemning the innocent.

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