Micah 3:10
New International Version
who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness.

New Living Translation
You are building Jerusalem on a foundation of murder and corruption.

English Standard Version
who build Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Berean Study Bible
who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with iniquity.

King James Bible
They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

New King James Version
Who build up Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with iniquity:

New American Standard Bible
Who build Zion with bloodshed, And Jerusalem with malice.

NASB 1995
Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice.

NASB 1977
Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice.

Amplified Bible
Who build Zion with blood [and extortion and murder] And Jerusalem with violent injustice.

Christian Standard Bible
who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with injustice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with injustice.

American Standard Version
They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who are building Zion in blood and Jerusalem in evil

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
You make cruelty and murder a way of life in Jerusalem.

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

English Revised Version
They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Good News Translation
You are building God's city, Jerusalem, on a foundation of murder and injustice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You build Zion on bloodshed and Jerusalem on wickedness.

International Standard Version
who are building up Zion by means of bloodshed, and Jerusalem by means of iniquity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That build up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.

Literal Standard Version
Building up Zion with blood, "" And Jerusalem with iniquity.

NET Bible
You build Zion through bloody crimes, Jerusalem through unjust violence.

New Heart English Bible
They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

World English Bible
They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
Building up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rulers and Prophets Condemned
9Now hear this, O leaders of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who despise justice and pervert all that is right, 10who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with iniquity. 11Her 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.”…

Cross References
Jeremiah 22:13
"Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms without justice, who makes his countrymen serve without pay, and fails to pay their wages,

Jeremiah 22:17
"But your eyes and heart are set on nothing except your own dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood, on practicing extortion and oppression."

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 one another with a net.

Habakkuk 2:12
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by iniquity!


Treasury of Scripture

They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

build up Zion.

Jeremiah 22:13-17
Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work; …

Ezekiel 22:25-28
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof…

Habakkuk 2:9-12
Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! …

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(10) They build up Zion with blood--i.e., they acquire money for the erection of splendid buildings by spoliation and robbery, not stopping short of murder. So also Habakkuk (Micah 2:12) denounces the king of Babylon for the bloody wars with which he obtained wealth for the enlargement of the city.

Verse 10. - They build up Zion with blood. Blood is, as it were, the cement that binds the building together. They raise palaces with money gained by extortion, rapine, and judicial murders like that of Naboth (1 Kings 21; comp. Jeremiah 22:13, etc.; Ezekiel 22:27; Habakkuk 2:12). Cheyne thinks this to be a too dark view of the state of public morals, and would therefore consider "blood" to be used for violent conduct leading to ruin of others, comparing Isaiah 1:15; Isaiah 59:3; Proverbs 1:11. In these passages, however, actual bloodshed may be meant; and we know too little of the moral condition of Judaea at this time to be able to decide against the darker view.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
who build
בֹּנֶ֥ה (bō·neh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

Zion
צִיּ֖וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

with bloodshed
בְּדָמִ֑ים (bə·ḏā·mîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and Jerusalem
וִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (wî·rū·šā·lim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

with iniquity.
בְּעַוְלָֽה׃ (bə·‘aw·lāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness


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