Micah 2:8
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Yet to this very hour my people rise against me like an enemy! You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, making them as ragged as men returning from battle.

English Standard Version
But lately my people have risen up as an enemy; you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.

Berean Study Bible
But of late My people have risen up like an enemy: You strip off the splendid robe from unsuspecting passers-by like men returning from battle.

New American Standard Bible
"Recently My people have arisen as an enemy-- You strip the robe off the garment From unsuspecting passers-by, From those returned from war.

King James Bible
Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

Christian Standard Bible
But recently my people have risen up like an enemy: You strip off the splendid robe from those who are passing through confidently, like those returning from war.

Contemporary English Version
My people, you have turned against one another! You have even stolen clothes right off the backs of innocent neighbors who pass by in peace.

Good News Translation
The LORD replies, "You attack my people like enemies. Men return from battle, thinking they are safe at home, but there you are, waiting to steal the coats off their backs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But recently My people have risen up like an enemy: You strip off the splendid robe from those who are passing through confidently, like those returning from war.

International Standard Version
Lately my people have acted like an enemy— you strip travelers who thought they were as secure as those who return from war.

NET Bible
but you rise up as an enemy against my people. You steal a robe from a friend, from those who pass by peacefully as if returning from a war.

New Heart English Bible
But lately my people have risen up as an enemy. You strip the robe and clothing from those who pass by without a care, returning from battle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Recently, my people have turned into enemies. You take coats from those who pass by without a care as they return from war.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But of late My people is risen up as an enemy; With the garment ye strip also the mantle From them that pass by securely, so that they are as men returning from war.

New American Standard 1977
“ Recently My people have arisen as an enemy— You strip the robe off the garment, From unsuspecting passers-by, From those returned from war.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He who yesterday was my people is risen up as an enemy; ye pull off the robe with the garment from those that pass by as those who return from war.

King James 2000 Bible
Even of late my people have risen up as an enemy: you pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by trustingly, as men returning from war.

American King James Version
Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: you pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

American Standard Version
But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip the robe from off the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Even beforetime my people withstood him as an enemy against his peace; they have stripped off his skin to remove hope in the conflict of war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my people, on the contrary, are risen up as an enemy: you have taken away the cloak off from the coat: and them that passed harmless you have turned to war.

Darby Bible Translation
But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip off the mantle with the garment from them that pass by securely, that are averse from war.

English Revised Version
But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip the robe from off the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even of late my people hath risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse to war.

World English Bible
But lately my people have risen up as an enemy. You strip the robe and clothing from those who pass by without a care, returning from battle.

Young's Literal Translation
And yesterday My people for an enemy doth raise himself up, From the outer garment the honourable ornament ye strip off, From the confident passers by, Ye who are turning back from war.
Study Bible
The False Prophets
7Should it be said, O house of Jacob, “Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient? Are these the things He does?” Do not My words bring good to him who walks uprightly? 8But of late My people have risen up like an enemy: You strip off the splendid robe from unsuspecting passers-by like men returning from battle. 9You drive the women of My people from their pleasant homes. You take away My blessing from their children forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 120:6
Too long have I dwelt among those who hate peace.

Psalm 120:7
I am in favor of peace; but when I speak, they want war.

Jeremiah 12:8
My inheritance has become to Me like a lion in the forest. She has roared against Me; therefore I hate her.

Micah 3:2
You hate good and love evil. You tear the skin from My people and strip the flesh from their bones.

Micah 3:3
You eat the flesh of my people after stripping off their skin and breaking their bones. You chop them up like meat for the cooking pot, like meat in a kettle."

Micah 7:2
The godly man has perished from the earth; there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each other with a net.

Micah 7:3
Both hands are skilled at evil; the prince and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful utters his evil desire, they all conspire together.

Treasury of Scripture

Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: you pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

of late.

2 Chronicles 28:5-8
Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter…

Isaiah 9:21
Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

with the garment.

2 Samuel 20:19
I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?

2 Chronicles 28:8
And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

Psalm 55:20
He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.







Lexicon
But of late
וְאֶתְמ֗וּל (wə·’eṯ·mūl)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 865: Heretofore, definitely yesterday

My people
עַמִּי֙ (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

have risen up
יְקוֹמֵ֔ם (yə·qō·w·mêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

like an enemy:
לְאוֹיֵ֣ב (lə·’ō·w·yêḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

You strip off
תַּפְשִׁט֑וּן (tap̄·ši·ṭūn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 6584: To strip off, make a dash, raid

the splendid
אֶ֖דֶר (’e·ḏer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 145: Glory, magnificence, a mantle, cloak

robe
שַׂלְמָ֔ה (śal·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8008: A wrapper, mantle

from unsuspecting
בֶּ֔טַח (be·ṭaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 983: A place of refuge, safety, safely

passers-by
מֵעֹבְרִ֣ים (mê·‘ō·ḇə·rîm)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

like men returning
שׁוּבֵ֖י (šū·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from battle.
מִלְחָמָֽה׃ (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war
(8) Ye pull off the robe.--Micah dwells upon the continued rapacity of the people. They robbed the quiet inoffensive traveller of both outer and inner garment; they took away both "cloke" and "coat." (Comp. Matthew 5:40; Luke 6:29.)

Verse 8. - Even of late; but of late; literally, yesterday, implying an action recent and repeated. Septuagint, ἔμπροσθεν, "before;" Vulgate, e contrario. The prophet exemplifies the iniquity which has led God to punish. They are not old offences which the Lord is visiting, but sins of recent and daily occurrence. My people is risen up as an enemy. A reading, varying by a letter or two, is rendered, "But against my people one setteth himself." But them is no valid reason for altering the received text; especially as, according to Ewald, the present reading may be taken in a causative sense "They set up my people as an enemy," i.e. the grandees treat the Lord's people as enemies, robbing and plundering them. This translation obviates the difficulty of referring the words, "my people," in this verse to the oppressor, and in ver. 7 to the oppressed. According to the usual view, and retaining the authorized rendering, the meaning is that the princes exhibit themselves as enemies of the Lord by their acts of violence and oppression, which the prophet proceeds to particularize. Septuagint, Ὀ λαός μου εἰς ἔχθραν ἀντέστη, "My people withstood as an enemy." Ye pull off the robe with the garment; ye violently strip off the robe away from the garment. The "robe" (eder) is the wide cloak, the mantle sufficient to wrap the whole person, and which was often of very costly material. The "garment" (salmah) is the principal inner garment, or tunic. There may be an allusion to the enactment which forbade a creditor retaining the pledged garment during the night (Exodus 22:26, etc.). Septuagint, Κατέναντι τῆς εἰρήνης αὐτοῦ τὴν δορὰν αὐτοῦ ἐξέδειραν, "Against his peace they stripped off his skin." From them that pass by securely as men averse from war. This is probably the correct translation. The grandees rob those who are peaceably disposed, perhaps strip their debtors of their cloaks as they pass quietly along the road. The versions vary considerably from the received Hebrew text. The LXX. (with which the Syriac partially agrees) has, Τοῦ ἀφελέσθαι ἐλπίδας συντριμμὸν πολέμου, "To remove hope in the destruction of war;" Vulgate, Eos qui transibant simpliciter convertistis in bellum. From this rendering Trochon derives the paraphrase - Ye treat them as if they were prisoners of war. Hitzig considers that the reference is to fugitives from the northern kingdom who passed through Judaea in their endeavour to escape the evils of the war, leaving wives and children in the hands of the Judaeans. But these treated the refugees harshly. 2:6-11 Since they say, Prophesy not, God will take them at their word, and their sin shall be their punishment. Let the physician no longer attend the patient that will not be healed. Those are enemies, not only to God, but to their country, who silence good ministers, and stop the means of grace. What bonds will hold those who have no reverence for God's word? Sinners cannot expect to rest in a land they have polluted. You shall not only be obliged to depart out of this land, but it shall destroy you. Apply this to our state in this present world. There is corruption in the world through lust, and we should keep at a distance from it. It is not our rest: it was designed for our passage, but not for our portion; our inn, but not our home; here we have no continuing city; let us therefore arise and depart, let us seek a continuing city above. Since they will be deceived, let them be deceived. Teachers who recommend self-indulgence by their doctrine and example, best suit such sinners.
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