Micah 3:2
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New International Version
you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones;

King James Bible
Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Darby Bible Translation
Ye who hate the good, and love evil; who pluck off their skin from them, and their flesh from off their bones;

World English Bible
You who hate the good, and love the evil; who tear off their skin, and their flesh from off their bones;

Young's Literal Translation
Ye who are hating good, and loving evil, Taking violently their skin from off them, And their flesh from off their bones,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hear - O heads of Jacob - The metaphor of the flock is still carried on. The chiefs of Jacob, and the princes of Israel, instead of taking care of the flocks, defending them, and finding them pasture, oppressed them in various ways. They are like wolves, who tear the skin of the sheep, and the flesh off their bones. This applies to all unjust and oppressive rulers.

Suetonius tells us, in his Life of Tiberius, that when the governors of provinces wrote to the emperor, entreating him to increase the tributes, he wrote back: "It is the property of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them." Praesidibus onerandas tributo provincias suadentibus rescripsit: Boni Pastoris esse Tondere pecus, non Deglubebe. This is a maxim which many rulers of the earth do not seem to understand.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hate.

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you...

1 Kings 22:6-8 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them...

Amos 5:10-14 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly...

Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:18,19,23,24 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you...

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

love.

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly...

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

Psalm 139:21,22 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you...

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

John 18:40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

pluck.

Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called on God.

Isaiah 3:15 What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? said the Lord GOD of hosts.

Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

Ezekiel 34:3 You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.

Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail...

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Zechariah 11:4,5 Thus said the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter...

Library
The Apostasy in Two Days.
In our introduction we gave a number of texts which spoke of the whole of the gospel dispensation as one day; but any period of time distinguished by some extraordinary historic event may be and is also termed a day. The apostasy or dark noonday being under two forms is marked in Bible history as two days. The first form of the apostasy, namely, Catholicism, is called by the Scriptures a "dark day." A Cloudy Day. The second form of the apostasy was not such utter darkness as the first, and is therefore
Charles Ebert Orr—The Gospel Day

Of Councils and their Authority.
1. The true nature of Councils. 2. Whence the authority of Councils is derived. What meant by assembling in the name of Christ. 3. Objection, that no truth remains in the Church if it be not in Pastors and Councils. Answer, showing by passages from the Old Testament that Pastors were often devoid of the spirit of knowledge and truth. 4. Passages from the New Testament showing that our times were to be subject to the same evil. This confirmed by the example of almost all ages. 5. All not Pastors who
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Psalm 53:4
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.

Isaiah 57:12
I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.

Ezekiel 11:7
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: The bodies you have thrown there are the meat and this city is the pot, but I will drive you out of it.

Ezekiel 22:27
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.

Ezekiel 24:4
Put into it the pieces of meat, all the choice pieces--the leg and the shoulder. Fill it with the best of these bones;

Micah 2:8
Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, like men returning from battle.

Micah 7:2
The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets.

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