Micah 6:12
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New International Version
Your rich people are violent; your inhabitants are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.

New Living Translation
The rich among you have become wealthy through extortion and violence. Your citizens are so used to lying that their tongues can no longer tell the truth.

English Standard Version
Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Berean Study Bible
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

New American Standard Bible
"For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

King James Bible
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

Contemporary English Version
You rich people are violent, and everyone tells lies.

Good News Translation
Your rich people exploit the poor, and all of you are liars.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful."

International Standard Version
Her rich people are filled with violence, and her inhabitants tell lies— their tongues speak deceitfully!

NET Bible
The city's rich men think nothing of resorting to violence; her inhabitants lie, their tongues speak deceptive words.

New Heart English Bible
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rich people in the city are violent. Those who live in the city speak lies, and their tongues speak deceitfully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, And the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

New American Standard 1977
“For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
With which their rich men are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

American King James Version
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

American Standard Version
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

English Revised Version
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

World English Bible
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.

Young's Literal Translation
Whose rich ones have been full of violence, And its inhabitants have spoken falsehood, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Study Bible
The Punishment of Israel
11Can I excuse dishonest scales or bags of false weights? 12For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths. 13Therefore I will strike you severely, to ruin you because of your sins.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:20
For they do not speak peace, but devise deceitful schemes against those who live quietly in the land.

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.

Isaiah 3:8
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence.

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of his delight. He looked for justice but saw injustice; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.

Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

Jeremiah 9:5
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they wear themselves out committing iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:8
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.

Hosea 7:13
Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against Me! Though I would redeem them, they speak lies against Me.

Amos 2:4
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Judah, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept His statutes; they have been led astray by the lies in which their forefathers walked.

Amos 6:3
You dismiss the day of calamity and bring near a reign of violence.

Amos 6:4
You lie on beds inlaid with ivory, and lounge upon your couches; You dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.

Micah 2:1
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.

Micah 2:2
They covet fields and seize them, and they take away houses. They deprive a man of his home, a fellow man of his inheritance.

Treasury of Scripture

For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

the rich.

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Micah 3:1-3,9-11 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

Micah 7:2-6 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

Jeremiah 5:5,6,26-29 I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they …

Jeremiah 6:6,7 For thus has the LORD of hosts said, Hew you down trees, and cast …

Ezekiel 22:6-13,25-29 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in you to their power …

Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

Amos 6:1-3 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of …

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening …

spoken.

Isaiah 59:3-15 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

Jeremiah 9:2-6,8 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; …

Hosea 7:1,13 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was …

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used …







(12) The rich men thereof--i.e., of the city. The sins of spoliation and fraud were practised by men who had not even the pitiable excuse of poverty and distress.

Verse 12. - The rich men thereof; i.e. of the city mentioned in ver. 9. They have just been charged with injustice and fraud, now they are denounced for practising every kind of violence. And not only the rich, but all the inhabitants fall under censure for lying and deceit. Their tongue is deceitful; literally, deceit; they cannot open their mouth without speaking dangerous and destructive lies. For the rich men thereof are full of violence,.... That is, the rich men of the city, to whom the voice of the Lord cried, Micah 6:9. Jerusalem or Samaria, or any or all the cities of Israel and Judah; the rich men of these cities, who had enough of the world, and were under no temptation to do an ill thing, to get money; and yet their hands and their houses, and their treasuries, as the Targum, were full of goods gotten by violent measures, by the oppression of the poor and needy:

and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies; the rest of the inhabitants, who were not so rich as others, and who had it not in the power of their hands to oppress as others had; yet used deceitful and fraudulent methods to cheat their neighbours in buying and selling; and, to do this, did not stick to tell downright deliberate lies:

and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth; say one thing, and mean another; deceive their neighbours with their tongues in trade and commerce; averting things for truth they know to be false. 12. For—rather, "Inasmuch as"; the conclusion "therefore," etc. following in Mic 6:13.

thereof—of Jerusalem.6:9-16 God, having showed how necessary it was that they should do justly, here shows how plain it was that they had done unjustly. This voice of the Lord says to all, Hear the rod when it is coming, before you see it, and feel it. Hear the rod when it is come, and you are sensible of the smart; hear what counsels, what cautions it speaks. The voice of God is to be heard in the rod of God. Those who are dishonest in their dealings shall never be reckoned pure, whatever shows of devotion they may make. What is got by fraud and oppression, cannot be kept or enjoyed with satisfaction. What we hold closest we commonly lose soonest. Sin is a root of bitterness, soon planted, but not soon plucked up again. Their being the people of God in name and profession, while they kept themselves in his love, was an honour to them; but now, being backsliders, their having been once the people of God turns to their reproach.
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