Parallel Bible results for Micah 3

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Micah 3

NIRV 1 Then I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob's people! Pay attention, you rulers of Israel! You should know how to judge others fairly. NIV 1 Then I said, “Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel. Should you not embrace justice, NIRV 2 But you hate what is good. And you love what is evil. You are like someone who tears the skin off my people. You pull the meat off their bones. NIV 2 you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones; NIRV 3 You eat my people's bodies. You strip their skin off. You break their bones in pieces. You chop them up like meat. You put them in a cooking pot." NIV 3 who eat my people’s flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?” NIRV 4 The time will come when Israel will cry out to the Lord. But he won't answer them. In fact, he'll turn his face away from them. They have done what is evil. NIV 4 Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done. NIRV 5 The LORD says, "You prophets are leading my people down the wrong path. If they feed you, you promise them peace. If they do not, you prepare to go to war against them. NIV 5 This is what the LORD says: “As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim ‘peace’ if they have something to eat, but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them. NIRV 6 So night will come on you. But you will not have any visions. Darkness will cover you. But you will not be able to figure out what is going to happen. The sun will set on you prophets. The day will become dark for you. NIV 6 Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them. NIRV 7 You who see visions will be put to shame. You who try to figure out what is going to happen will be dishonored. All of you will cover your faces. I will not answer you." NIV 7 The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God.” NIRV 8 The Spirit of the LORD has filled me with power. He helps me do what is fair. He makes me brave. Now I'm prepared to tell Jacob's people what they've done wrong. I'm ready to tell Israel they've sinned. NIV 8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. NIRV 9 Listen to me, you leaders of Jacob's people! Pay attention, you rulers of Israel! You hate to do what is fair. You twist everything that is right. NIV 9 Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; NIRV 10 You build up Zion by spilling the blood of others. You build Jerusalem by doing what is evil. NIV 10 who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness. NIRV 11 Your judges take money from people who want special favors. Your priests teach only if they get paid for it. Your prophets won't tell fortunes unless they receive money. But you still claim to depend on the Lord. You say, "The LORD is with us. No trouble will come on us." NIV 11 Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the LORD’s support and say, “Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us.” NIRV 12 So because of what you have done, Zion will be plowed up like a field. Jerusalem will be turned into a pile of trash. The temple hill will be covered with bushes and weeds. NIV 12 Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.

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