Micah 2:9
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
The women of my people you drive out from their delightful houses; from their young children you take away my splendor forever.

King James Bible
The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.

American Standard Version
The women of my people ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their young children ye take away my glory for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have cast out the women of my people from their houses, in which they took delight: you have taken my praise for ever from their children.

English Revised Version
The women of my people ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their young children ye take away my glory for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.

Micah 2:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This forgetfulness of God shows itself more especially in the reckless licentiousness and debauchery of these men. Amos 6:4. "They who lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat lambs from the flock, and calves out of the fattening stall. Amos 6:5. Who prattle to the tune of the harp; like David, they invent string instruments. Amos 6:6. Who drink wine out of sacrificial bowls, and anoint themselves with the best oils, and do not afflict themselves for the hurt of Joseph." They lie stretched, as it were poured out (סרחים), upon beds inlaid with ivory, to feast and fill their belly with the flesh of the best lambs and fattened calves, to the playing of harps and singing, in which they take such pleasure, that they invent new kinds of playing and singing. The ἁπ. λεγ. pârat, to strew around (cf. peret in Leviticus 19:10), in Arabic to throw many useless words about, to gossip, describes the singing at the banquets as frivolous nonsense. כּלי שׁיר, articles or instruments of singing, are not musical instruments generally, but, as we may see from 2 Chronicles 34:12, compared with 2 Chronicles 29:26-27, and 1 Chronicles 23:5, the stringed instruments that were either invented by David (e.g., the nebel), or arranged by him for the sacred song of the temple, together with the peculiar mode of playing them; in other words, "the playing upon stringed instruments introduced by David." Consequently the meaning of Amos 6:5 is the following: As David invented stringed instruments in honour of his God in heaven, so do these princes invent playing and singing for their god, the belly. The meaning to invent or devise, which Baur will not allow to חשׁב, is established beyond all doubt by Exodus 31:4. They drink thereby out of sacrificial bowls of wine, i.e., drink wine out of sacrificial bowls. שׁתה with ב, as in Genesis 44:5. Mizrâq, in the plural mizrâqı̄m and mizrâqōth, from zâraq, to sprinkle, was the name given both to the vessels used for the sprinkling of the blood, and also to the bowls made use of for pouring the libation of wine upon the table of shew-bread (2 Chronicles 4:8). This word is applied by Amos to the bowls out of which the gluttons drank their wine; with special reference to the offering of silver sacrificial bowls made by the tribe-princes at the consecration of the altar (Numbers 7), to show that whereas the tribe-princes of Israel in the time of Moses manifested their zeal for the service of Jehovah by presenting sacrificial bowls of silver, the princes of his own time showed just as much zeal in their care for their god, the belly. Mizrâqı̄m does not mean "rummers, or pitchers used for mixing wine." Lastly, Amos refers to their anointing themselves with the firstling of the oils, i.e., the best oils, as a sign of unbridled rejoicing, inasmuch as the custom of anointing was suspended in time of mourning (2 Samuel 14:2), for the purpose of appending the antithesis ולא גחלוּ, they do not afflict or grieve themselves for the ruin of Israel. Shēbher, breach, injury, destruction. Joseph signifies the people and kingdom of the ten tribes.

Micah 2:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

women. or, wives. cast.

Micah 2:2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

Mark 12:40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

from their children.

1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred you up against me...

Joel 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold to the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border...

my glory.

Psalm 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

Ezekiel 39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed...

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Zechariah 2:5 For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the middle of her.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

Cross References
Jeremiah 10:20
My tent is destroyed, and all my cords are broken; my children have gone from me, and they are not; there is no one to spread my tent again and to set up my curtains.

Ezekiel 39:21
"And I will set my glory among the nations, and all the nations shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid on them.

Amos 2:7
those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth and turn aside the way of the afflicted; a man and his father go in to the same girl, so that my holy name is profaned;

Habakkuk 2:14
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Jump to Previous
Age Blessing Cast Children Dearly Drive Driving Forever Glory Homes Honour House Houses Loved Magnificence Ones Pleasant Splendor Sucklings Women Young
Jump to Next
Age Blessing Cast Children Dearly Drive Driving Forever Glory Homes Honour House Houses Loved Magnificence Ones Pleasant Splendor Sucklings Women Young
Links
Micah 2:9 NIV
Micah 2:9 NLT
Micah 2:9 ESV
Micah 2:9 NASB
Micah 2:9 KJV

Micah 2:9 Bible Apps
Micah 2:9 Biblia Paralela
Micah 2:9 Chinese Bible
Micah 2:9 French Bible
Micah 2:9 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Micah 2:8
Top of Page
Top of Page