Micah 2:1
New International Version
Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.

New Living Translation
What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.

English Standard Version
Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Berean Study Bible
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

New American Standard Bible
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

King James Bible
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Christian Standard Bible
Woe to those who dream up wickedness and prepare evil plans on their beds! At morning light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

Contemporary English Version
Doomed! You're doomed! At night you lie in bed, making evil plans. And when morning comes, you do what you've planned because you have the power.

Good News Translation
How terrible it will be for those who lie awake and plan evil! When morning comes, as soon as they have the chance, they do the evil they planned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to those who dream up wickedness and prepare evil plans on their beds! At morning light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

International Standard Version
"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.

NET Bible
Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead, those who dream about doing evil as they lie in bed. As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, because they have the power to do so.

New Heart English Bible
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds. When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for those who invent trouble and work out plans for disaster while in bed. When the morning dawns, they carry out their plans because they are able to.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Woe to them that devise iniquity And work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they execute it, Because it is in the power of their hand.

New American Standard 1977
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.

King James 2000 Bible
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

American King James Version
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

American Standard Version
Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They meditated troubles, and wrought wickedness on their beds, and they put it in execution with the daylight; for they have not lifted up their hands to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God.

Darby Bible Translation
Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

English Revised Version
Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

World English Bible
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to those devising iniquity, And working evil on their beds, In the light of the morning they do it, For their hand is -- to God.
Study Bible
Woe to the Oppressors
1Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands. 2They covet fields and seize them, and they take away houses. They deprive a man of his home, a fellow man of his inheritance.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:29
I have power to do you great harm, but last night the God of your father said to me, 'Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.'

Deuteronomy 28:32
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, while your eyes grow weary looking for them day after day, with no power in your hand.

Job 24:14
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises to kill the poor and needy; in the night he is like a thief.

Psalm 36:4
Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Proverbs 3:27
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is within your power to act.

Proverbs 4:16
For they cannot sleep unless they do evil, they are deprived of slumber until they make someone fall,

Proverbs 6:14
With deceit in his heart he devises evil; he continually sows discord.

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who contrive evil go astray? But those who plan goodness find loving devotion and truth.

Isaiah 29:20
For the ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who look for evil will be cut down--

Isaiah 32:7
The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.

Ezekiel 11:2
And the LORD said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who plot evil and give wicked counsel in this city.

Ezekiel 33:26
You have relied on your swords, you have committed detestable acts, and each of you has defiled his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'

Ezekiel 38:10
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

Ezekiel 46:18
The prince must not take any of the inheritance of the people by evicting them from their property. He is to provide an inheritance for his sons from his own property, so that none of My people will be displaced from his property.'"

Hosea 7:6
For they prepare their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait; all night their anger smolders; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.

Hosea 7:7
All of them are as hot as an oven, and they consume their rulers. All their kings fall; not one of them calls upon Me.

Micah 6:12
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

Nahum 1:11
From you, O Nineveh, comes forth a plotter of evil against the LORD, a counselor of wickedness.

Zechariah 7:10
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.'

Treasury of Scripture

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Cir.

Esther 3:8
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Esther 5:14
Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Esther 9:25
But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

work.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Proverbs 4:16
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

when.

Hosea 7:6,7
For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire…

Matthew 27:1,2
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: …

Mark 15:1
And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

because.

Genesis 31:29
It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Deuteronomy 28:32
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.

Proverbs 3:27
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.







Lexicon
Woe
ה֧וֹי (hō·w)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 1945: Ah! alas! ha!

to those who devise
חֹֽשְׁבֵי־ (ḥō·šə·ḇê-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

iniquity
אָ֛וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

and plot
וּפֹ֥עֲלֵי (ū·p̄ō·‘ă·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise

evil
רָ֖ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their beds!
מִשְׁכְּבוֹתָ֑ם (miš·kə·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4904: Place of lying, a couch, act of lying

At morning's
הַבֹּ֙קֶר֙ (hab·bō·qer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

light
בְּא֤וֹר (bə·’ō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

they accomplish it
יַעֲשׂ֔וּהָ (ya·‘ă·śū·hā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the power
לְאֵ֖ל (lə·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

is
יֶשׁ־ (yeš-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

in their hands.
יָדָֽם׃ (yā·ḏām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
II.

(1) Woe to them that devise.--The prophet proceeds to denounce the sins for which the country was to receive condign punishment at the hands of God. There is a gradation in the terms employed: they mark the deliberate character of the acts: there were no extenuating circumstances. In the night they formed the plan, they thought it out upon their beds, and carried it out into execution in the morning. So also the gradually increasing intercourse with the wicked is described, as reaching its culmination, in the first Psalm: Walking with the ungodly leads to standing among sinners, and at last sitting habitually in the seat of the scornful.

Verses 1-5. ? § 6. The prophet justifies his threat by recounting the sins of which the grandees and guilty. Verse 1. - The prophet, himself one of the people, first inveighs against the sins of injustice and oppression of the poor. Devise... work... practise. A gradation. They are not led into these sins by others; they themselves conceive the evil purpose in their own heart; then they prepare and mature their scheme by reflection; then they proceed to execute it. Work evil; i.e. prepare the means for carrying out their conception (comp Isaiah 41:4). Upon their beds. At night, the natural time for reflection (comp. Job 4:13; Psalm 4:4; Psalm 36:4). Is light. Far from shrinking from the light of day in putting into effect their evil projects, they set about their accomplishment as soon as ever the morning allows them. Because it is in the power of their hand. Their might makes their right. (For the phrase, comp. Genesis 31:29; Proverbs 3:27.) As the word el may be taken to mean "God" as well as "power," some render here, "For their hand is their god," comparing the boast of Mezentius in Virgil, 'AEneid,' 10:773 -

"Dextra mihi Deus et telum quod missile libro." The Vulgate has, Quoniam contra Deum est manus eorum; LXX., Διότιοὐκ η΅ραν πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν χεῖρας αὐτῶν, Because they lifted not up their hands unto God." So the Syriac, with the omission of the negative. 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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