Micah 2:5
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New International Version
Therefore you will have no one in the assembly of the LORD to divide the land by lot.

New Living Translation
Others will set your boundaries then, and the LORD's people will have no say in how the land is divided.

English Standard Version
Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot in the assembly of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore you will have no one stretching a measuring line For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD.

King James Bible
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, there will be no one in the assembly of the LORD to divide the land by casting lots."

International Standard Version
"This is why there will not be left even a single person to settle boundary disputes in the LORD's community.

NET Bible
Therefore no one will assign you land in the LORD's community.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore you will have no one who divides the land by lot in the assembly of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why none of you in the LORD's assembly will draw lots to divide your property.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the line by lot In the congregation of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore, you will have no one stretching a measuring line
            For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore thou shalt have no one to cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore you shall have none that shall determine boundaries by lot in the congregation of the LORD

American King James Version
Therefore you shall have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

American Standard Version
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the line by lot in the assembly of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the cord of a lot in the assembly of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the measuring line upon a lot, in the congregation of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the line by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

World English Bible
Therefore you will have no one who divides the land by lot in the assembly of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thou hast no caster of a line by lot In the assembly of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Woe to the Oppressors
4"On that day they will take up against you a taunt And utter a bitter lamentation and say, 'We are completely destroyed! He exchanges the portion of my people; How He removes it from me! To the apostate He apportions our fields.' 5"Therefore you will have no one stretching a measuring line For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD. 6Do not speak out,' so they speak out. But if they do not speak out concerning these things, Reproaches will not be turned back.…
Cross References
Numbers 34:13
So Moses commanded the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the land that you are to apportion by lot among you as a possession, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine and a half tribes.

Numbers 34:16
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Deuteronomy 32:8
"When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel.

Joshua 18:4
"Provide for yourselves three men from each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall return to me.

Joshua 18:10
And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there Joshua divided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore you shall have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

cast.

Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when …

Joshua 18:4,10 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send …

Psalm 16:6 The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return …

the congregation.

Deuteronomy 23:2,8 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD…

Nehemiah 7:61 And these were they which went up also from Telmelah, Telharesha, …

(5) Thou shalt have none . . .--i.e., thou shalt have no part or inheritance in the congregation of the Lord--apparently referring to the ancient division of the land by lot.

Verse 5. - Therefore thou. BECAUSE thou, the tyrannical, oppressive grandee (vers. 1, 2), hast dealt with thy neighbour's land unjustly, therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord (the line) by lot (for a lot); i.e. thou shalt have no more inheritance in Israel. The "line" is the measuring line used in dividing land, as Amos 7:17. The reference is to the original distribution of the land by lot in Joshua's time (see Joshua 14:2, etc.). In the congregation of the Lord. The Lord's own people, whose polity was now about to be dissolved. Hitzig, Reuss, and Orelli suppose that this verse contains a threat against Micah himself on the part of the ungodly Jews, intimating that they will punish him for presuming to prophesy against them, and that he shall die without leaving children. But this seems far fetched and inadmissible. Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot,.... This confirms what was before delivered in a parabolical way, and as a lamentation; and is spoken either to the false prophet, as Kimchi; who should not be, nor have any posterity to inherit by lot the land of Israel; or to those oppressors that took away houses and fields from others, these should have no part nor lot in the land any more; or rather to the whole, people of Israel, who should no more inherit their land after their captivity, as they have not to this day. The allusion is to the distribution of the land by lot, and the dividing of it by a cord or line, as in Joshua's time; but now there should be no land in the possession of Israelites to be divided among them; nor any people to divide it to, being scattered up and down in the world, and so no need of any person to be employed in such service; nor any sanhedrim or court of judicature to apply unto for a just and equal division and distribution, who perhaps may be meant in the next clause:

in the congregation of the Lord; unless this is to be understood of the body of the people, who were formerly called the congregation of the Lord, Deuteronomy 23:1; though now they had forfeited this character, and are only called so ironically, as some think. Aben Ezra interprets it, when the Lord returns the captivity of his people; and so Kimchi, who applies it to the false prophet, as before observed, who at this time should have no part nor lot in the land. 5. Therefore—resumed from Mic 2:3. On account of your crimes described in Mic 2:1, 2.

thou—the ideal individual ("me," Mic 2:4), representing the guilty people in whose name he spoke.

none that … cast a cord by lot—none who shall have any possession measured out.

in the congregation of the Lord—among the people consecrated to Jehovah. By covetousness and violence (Mic 2:2) they had forfeited "the portion of Jehovah's people." This is God's implied answer to their complaint of injustice (Mic 2:4).2:1-5 Woe to the people that devise evil during the night, and rise early to carry it into execution! It is bad to do mischief on a sudden thought, much worse to do it with design and forethought. It is of great moment to improve and employ hours of retirement and solitude in a proper manner. If covetousness reigns in the heart, compassion is banished; and when the heart is thus engaged, violence and fraud commonly occupy the hands. The most haughty and secure in prosperity, are commonly most ready to despair in adversity. Woe to those from whom God turns away! Those are the sorest calamities which cut us off from the congregation of the Lord, or cut us short in the enjoyment of its privileges.
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