Micah 3:11 {10}
Good News Translation
The city's rulers govern for bribes, the priests interpret the Law for pay, the prophets give their revelations for money--and they all claim that the LORD is with them. "No harm will come to us," they say. "The LORD is with us."

Contemporary English Version
You leaders accept bribes for dishonest decisions. You priests and prophets teach and preach, but only for money. Then you say, "The LORD is on our side. No harm will come to us."

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

heads.

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Numbers 16:15 Moses therefore being very angry, said to the Lord: Respect not their sacrifices: thou knowest that I have not taken of them so much as a young ass at any time, nor have injured any of them.

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you. . . .

Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.

Ezekiel 22:12,27 They have taken gifts in thee to shed blood: thou hast taken usury and increase, and hast covetously oppressed thy neighbours: and thou hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God. . . .

Hosea 4:18 Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes are in the midst of her as roaring lions: her judges are evening wolves, they left nothing for the morning.

and the priests.

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit.

Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their women to strangers, their fields to others for an inheritance: because from the least even to the greatest all follow covetousness: from the prophet even to the priest all deal deceitfully.

Malachi 1:10 Who is there among you, that will shut the doors, and will kindle the fire on my altar gratis? I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will not receive a gift of your hand.

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but

Titus 1:11 Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily:

and the prophets.

Micah 3:5 Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

Isaiah 56:11 And most impudent dogs, they never had enough: the shepherds themselves knew no understanding: all have turned aside into their own way, every one after his own gain, from the first even to the last.

Acts 8:18-20 And when Simon saw that, by the imposition of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, . . .

2 Peter 2:1-3,14,15 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers who shall bring in sects of perdition and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. . . .

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves and have perished in the contradiction of Core.

yet.

1 Samuel 4:3-6 And the people returned to the camp: and the ancients of Israel said: Why hath the Lord defeated us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch unto us the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Silo, and let it come in the midst of us, that it may save us from the hand of our enemies. . . .

Isaiah 48:2 For they are called of the holy city, and are established upon the God of Israel: the Lord of hosts is his name.

Jeremiah 7:4,8-12 Trust not in lying words, saying: The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, it is the temple of the Lord. . . .

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Romans 2:17-29 But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law and makest thy boast of God, . . .

and say.

Amos 9:10 For behold I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, as corn is sifted in a sieve: and there shall not a little stone fall to the ground.

Context
Rulers and Prophets Condemned
10Hear this, ye princes of the house of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: you that abhor judgment and pervert all that is right. 11You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.12Her princes have judged for bribes: and her priests have taught for hire, and her prophets divined for money: and they leaned upon the Lord, saying: Is not the Lord in the midst of us? no evil shall come among us.…
Cross References
Romans 2:17
But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law and makest thy boast of God,

Romans 2:23
Thou, that makest thy boast of the law, by transgression of the law dishonourest God.

Proverbs 17:23
The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.

Isaiah 1:23
Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.

Isaiah 5:23
That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.

Isaiah 48:2
For they are called of the holy city, and are established upon the God of Israel: the Lord of hosts is his name.

Isaiah 56:11
And most impudent dogs, they never had enough: the shepherds themselves knew no understanding: all have turned aside into their own way, every one after his own gain, from the first even to the last.

Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit.

Jeremiah 7:4
Trust not in lying words, saying: The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, it is the temple of the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:17
They say to them that blaspheme me: The Lord hath said: You shall have peace: and to every one that walketh in the perverseness of his own heart, they have said: No evil shall come upon you.

Jeremiah 26:7
And the priests, and the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord.

Ezekiel 34:2
Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?

Hosea 4:8
They shall eat the sins of my people, and shall lift up their souls to their iniquity.

Hosea 4:18
Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

Amos 5:14
Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.

Micah 7:3
The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Malachi 2:9
Therefore have I also made you contemptible, and base before all people, as you have not kept my ways, and have accepted persons in the law.

Additional Translations
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, “Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us.”The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean on the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come on us.

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.

The heads thereof have judged for gifts, and the priests thereof have answered for hire, and her prophets have divined for silver: and yet they have rested on the Lord, saying, Is not the Lord among us? no evil shall come upon us.

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet do they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.

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 in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.

Her heads judge for reward, and her priests teach for hire, and her prophets divine for money; yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? no evil can come upon us.

Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money: yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, "Isn't Yahweh in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us."

Her heads for a bribe do judge, And her priests for hire do teach, And her prophets for silver divine, And on Jehovah they lean, saying, 'Is not Jehovah in our midst? Evil doth not come in upon us.'
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