Micah 6:9
New International Version
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city-- and to fear your name is wisdom-- "Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.

New Living Translation
Fear the LORD if you are wise! His voice calls to everyone in Jerusalem: "The armies of destruction are coming; the LORD is sending them.

English Standard Version
The voice of the LORD cries to the city— and it is sound wisdom to fear your name: “Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!

Berean Study Bible
The voice of the LORD calls out to the city—and it is sound wisdom to fear Your name—“Heed the rod and the One who ordained it.

New American Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD will call to the city-- And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: "Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?

King James Bible
The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

Christian Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD calls out to the city (and it is wise to fear your name): "Pay attention to the rod and the one who ordained it.

Contemporary English Version
I am the LORD, and you are wise to respect my power to punish. So listen to my message for the city of Jerusalem:

Good News Translation
It is wise to fear the LORD. He calls to the city, "Listen, you people who assemble in the city!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The voice of Yahweh calls out to the city (and it is wise to fear Your name):" Pay attention to the rod and the One who ordained it.

International Standard Version
The voice of the LORD cries out to the city— wisdom fears your name: "Heed the rod, and the one who prepared it!

NET Bible
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city! It is wise to respect your authority, O LORD! Listen, O nation, and those assembled in the city!

New Heart English Bible
The LORD's voice calls to the city, and wisdom sees your name: "Listen to the rod, and he who appointed it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The voice of the LORD calls out to the city. (The fear of your name is wisdom.) "Listen, you tribe assembled in the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hark! the LORD crieth unto the city--And it is wisdom to have regard for Thy name-- Hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

New American Standard 1977
The voice of the LORD will call to the city— And it is sound wisdom to fear Thy name: “Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD's voice cries out unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and he who has established it.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD'S voice cries unto the city, and wisdom shall see your name: Hear the rod, and who has appointed it.

American King James Version
The LORD's voice cries to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see your name: hear you the rod, and who has appointed it.

American Standard Version
The voice of Jehovah crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom will see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The voice of the Lord crieth to the city, and salvation shall be to them that fear thy name: hear, O ye tribes, and who shall approve it?

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah's voice crieth unto the city, and wisdom looketh on thy name. Hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

English Revised Version
The voice of the LORD crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom will see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD'S voice crieth to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

World English Bible
Yahweh's voice calls to the city, and wisdom sees your name: "Listen to the rod, and he who appointed it.

Young's Literal Translation
A voice of Jehovah to the city calleth, And wisdom doth fear Thy name, Hear ye the rod, and Him who appointed it.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Punishment of Israel
9The voice of the LORD calls out to the city— and it is sound wisdom to fear Your name— “Heed the rod and the One who ordained it. 10Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?…
Cross References
Jeremiah 47:7
How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland."

Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mankind, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:10
Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD's voice cries to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see your name: hear you the rod, and who has appointed it.

Lord's.

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem …

Isaiah 24:10-12 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that …

Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, …

Isaiah 32:13,14 On the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yes, on …

Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is …

Isaiah 66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice …

Jeremiah 19:11-13 And shall say to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Even so will …

Jeremiah 26:6,18 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city …

Jeremiah 37:8-10 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, …

Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she has rebelled against her God: …

Amos 2:5 But I will send a fire on Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

Amos 3:8-15 The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken, …

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

Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, …

Zephaniah 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted …

and.

2 Kings 22:11-20 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book …

Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand …

Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

the man of wisdom shall see thy name. or, thy name shall see that which is wisdom.

Exodus 34:5-7 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and …

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is …

Psalm 48:10 According to your name, O God, so is your praise to the ends of the …

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the …

Isaiah 30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, …

hear.

2 Samuel 21:1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after …

Job 5:6-8,17 Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble …

Job 10:2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

Isaiah 9:13 For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they …

Isaiah 10:5,6 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my …

Jeremiah 14:18-22 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! …

Lamentations 3:39-42 Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins…

Joel 2:11-18 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp …

Amos 4:6-12 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, …

Jonah 3:5-10 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and …

Haggai 1:5-7 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways…

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.







Lexicon
The voice
ק֤וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

of the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

calls out
יִקְרָ֔א (yiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to the city—
לָעִ֣יר (lā·‘îr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

and it is sound wisdom
וְתוּשִׁיָּ֖ה (wə·ṯū·šî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding

to fear
יִרְאֶ֣ה (yir·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

Your name—
שְׁמֶ֑ךָ (šə·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

“Heed
שִׁמְע֥וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the rod
מַטֶּ֖ה (maṭ·ṭeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

and the One
וּמִ֥י (ū·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

who ordained it.
יְעָדָֽהּ׃ (yə·‘ā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3259: To fix upon, to meet, to summon, to direct, to engage
(9) Unto the city--i.e., Jerusalem, the metropolis of the wealth and sinfulness of Judah.

The man of wisdom shall see thy name--i.e., will regard it. The sentence may be thrown in parenthetically, as in the warning, "Whoso readeth, let him understand." And he will perceive the hand of God in the visitations for sin.

Verses 9-12. - § 3. Because Israel was very far from acting in this spirit, God sternly rebukes her for prevailing sins. Verse 9. - The Lord's voice (Isaiah 30:31; Joel 2:11; Amos 1:2). These are no longer the words of the prophet, but those of God himself, and not spoken in secret, but unto the city, that all may hear the sentence who dwell in Jerusalem. The man of wisdom shall see thy Name; i.e. he who is wise regards thy Name and obeys time, does not simply hear, but profits by what he hears. The reading is uncertain. Others render, "Blessed is he who sees thy Name;" but the construction is against this. Others, "Thy Name looketh to wisdom" (or prosperity), has the true wisdom of life in sight. The versions read "fear" for "see." Thus the LXX., Σώσει φοβουμένους τὸ Ονομα αὐτοῦ, "Shall save those that fear his Name;" Vulgate, Salus erit timentibus Nomen tuum; Syriac, "He imparts instruction to those that fear his Name;" Chaldee, "The teachers fear his Name." This reading depends upon a change of vowel pointing. Orelli renders, "Happy is he who fears thy Name." The Authorized translation, which seems on the whole to be well established, takes the abstract noun "wisdom" as equivalent to "the wise," or "the man of wisdom." For similar expressions, Henderson refers to Psalm 109-4; Proverbs 13:6; Proverbs 19:15. The prophet parenthetically announces that, however the bulk of the people might receive the message, the truly wise would listen and profit by it. Hear ye the rod. Observe the rod of God's anger, the threatened judgments (so Isaiah 9:4 [3, Hebrew]; 10:5, 24). The power of Assyria is meant, The LXX. renders differently,] Ακουε φυλή, "Hear, O tribe;" so the Vulgate, Audite, tribus. And who hath appointed it. Mark who it is who hath ordained this chastisement. It is from the Lord's hand. Septuagint, Τίς κοσμήσει πόλιν; "Who will adorn the city?" with some reference, perhaps, to Jeremiah 31:4, "Again shalt thou be adorned with thy tabrets;" Vulgate, Et quis approbabit illud? This implies that few indeed will profit by the warning. 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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