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Micah 3

 

 

Introduction
1The cruelty of the princes.
5The falsehood of the prophets.
8The ill-grounded security of them both.

Verse 1
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
Cir
A.M. 3294. B.C. 710. Hear.
9,10; Isaiah 1:10; Jeremiah 13:15-18; 22:2,3; Hosea 5:1; Amos 4:1
Is it
Deuteronomy 1:13-17; 16:18; 2 Chronicles 19:5-10; Psalms 14:4; 82:1-5; Jeremiah 5:4,5; 1 Corinthians 6:5

Verse 2
Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;
hate
1 Kings 21:20; 22:6-8; Amos 5:10-14; Luke 19:14; John 7:7; 15:18,19,23,24; Acts 7:51,52; Romans 12:9; 2 Timothy 3:3
love
2 Chronicles 19:2; Psalms 15:4; 139:21,22; Proverbs 28:4; John 18:40; Romans 1:32
pluck
Psalms 53:4; Isaiah 3:15; Ezekiel 22:27; 34:3; Amos 8:4-6; Zephaniah 3:3; Zechariah 11:4,5

Verse 3
Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
eat
Psalms 14:4
and chop
Ezekiel 11:3,6,7

Verse 4
Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
Then
2:3,4; Jeremiah 5:31
cry
Psalms 18:41; Proverbs 1:28; 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 2:27,28; Ezekiel 8:18; Zechariah 7:13; Matthew 7:22; Luke 13:25; John 9:31; James 2:13
he will even
Deuteronomy 31:17,18; 32:19,20; Isaiah 59:1-15; Jeremiah 33:5
as
Isaiah 3:11; Romans 2:8,9

Verse 5
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
concerning
11; Isaiah 9:15,16; Jeremiah 14:14,15; 23:9-17,27,32; 28:15-17; 29:21-23; Ezekiel 13:10-16; 22:25-29; Malachi 2:8; Matthew 15:14
that bite
2:11; Isaiah 56:9-12; Ezekiel 13:18,19; Matthew 7:15; Romans 16:18

Verse 6
Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
night
Psalms 74:9; Isaiah 8:20-22; Jeremiah 13:16; Ezekiel 13:22,23; Zechariah 13:2-4
that ye shall not have a vision
Heb. from a vision. that ye shall not divine. Heb. from divining. the sun.
Isaiah 29:10; 59:10; Jeremiah 15:9; Amos 8:9,10

Verse 7
Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.
the seers
Exodus 8:18,19; 9:11; 1 Samuel 9:9; Isaiah 44:25; 47:12-14; Daniel 2:9-11; Zechariah 13:4; 2 Timothy 3:8,9
cover
Leviticus 13:45; Ezekiel 24:17,22
lips
Heb. upper lip. no.
1 Samuel 14:37; 28:6,15; Psalms 74:9; Amos 8:11

Verse 8
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
I am
Job 32:18; Isaiah 11:2,3; 58:1; Jeremiah 1:18; 6:11; 15:19-21; 20:9; Ezekiel 3:14; Matthew 7:29; Mark 3:17; Acts 4:8-12,19,20; 7:54-57; 13:9-12; 18:5,6,9-11; 1 Corinthians 2:4,12,13
to declare
Isaiah 58:1; Ezekiel 16:2; 20:4; 22:2; 43:10; Matthew 3:7-12; Acts 7:51,52

Verse 9
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.
I pray
1; Exodus 3:16; Hosea 5:1
that
Leviticus 26:15; Deuteronomy 27:19; Psalms 58:1,2; Proverbs 17:15; Isaiah 1:23; Jeremiah 5:28

Verse 10
They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
build up Zion
Jeremiah 22:13-17; Ezekiel 22:25-28; Habakkuk 2:9-12; Zephaniah 3:3; Matthew 27:25; John 11:50
blood
Heb. bloods.

Verse 11
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
heads
7:3; Numbers 16:15; 1 Samuel 8:3; 12:3,4; Isaiah 1:23; Ezekiel 22:12,27; Hosea 4:18; Zephaniah 3:3
and the priests
Jeremiah 6:13; 8:10; Malachi 1:10; 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:11; 1 Peter 5:2
and the prophets
5; Isaiah 56:11; Acts 8:18-20; 2 Peter 2:1-3,14,15; Jude 1:11
yet
1 Samuel 4:3-6; Isaiah 48:2; Jeremiah 7:4,8-12; Matthew 3:9; Romans 2:17-29
and say
Heb. saying. none evil can come.
Amos 9:10

Verse 12
Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
Zion
1:6; Psalms 79:1; 107:34; Jeremiah 26:18; Matthew 24:2; Acts 6:13,14
the mountain
4:1,2; Isaiah 2:2,3

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Micah 3:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/micah-3.html.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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