KJV LexiconAnd I said
to say (used with great latitude)
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
I pray you O heads
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
heel-catcher (i.e. supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch -- Jacob.
and ye princes
a magistrate (as deciding) or other leader -- captain, guide, prince, ruler.
of the house
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
Is it not for you to know
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?
King James Bible
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?
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, "Now listen, leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel. Aren't you supposed to know what is just?
International Standard Version
"He will say, 'Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel! You should know justice, should you not?—
I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You ought to know what is just,
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I said: Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel. You should know justice.
King James 2000 Bible
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you rulers of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
Micah 3:1 NIV
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