Micah 5:12

12 I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.

Micah 5:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
ESV
12 and I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
NLT
12 I will put an end to all witchcraft, and there will be no more fortune-tellers.
MSG
12 I'll abolish your religious black markets, your underworld traffic in black magic.
CSB
12 I will remove sorceries from your hands, and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.

Micah 5:12 Meaning and Commentary

Micah 5:12

And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand
Such as were formerly practised among the Jews, though forbidden them, and in mystical Babylon, or the antichristian church, whose sorceries are mentioned, ( Revelation 9:21 ) ( 18:23 ) ; but nothing of this kind will be found in the Christian church, consisting of Jews and Gentiles, in the latter day; all unlawful arts, cheating and juggling in religious matters, will cease, and be no more: and thou shalt have no [more] soothsayers;
or diviners, that cast a mist over people's eyes, and deceived them with false appearances of things; that pretended to know times and seasons, when it was or was not a good day to go abroad, or to make merchandise; that judged by the clouds, and by the position of the heavens, what would come to pass hereafter; and though such sort of men were formerly indulged, connived at, and caressed among the Jews, they should be so no more; nor should they apply to such persons for advice and counsel; nor would they need it, nor should they use it; see ( Deuteronomy 18:10 Deuteronomy 18:11 ) .

Micah 5:12 In-Context

10 “In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will destroy your horses from among you and demolish your chariots.
11 I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds.
12 I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.
13 I will destroy your idols and your sacred stones from among you; you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands.
14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poleswhen I demolish your cities.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Isaiah 2:6; Isaiah 8:19