New American Standard Bible
"So also I will make you sick, striking you down, Desolating you because of your sins.
King James Bible
Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee; I will make thee desolate because of thy sins.
World English Bible
Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound. I have made you desolate because of your sins.
Young's Literal Translation
And I also, I have begun to smite thee, To make desolate, because of thy sins.
Micah 6:13 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Therefore also will I-- (Literally, And I too,) that is, this dost thou, and thus will I too do. Pococke: "As thou madest sick the heart of the poor oppressed, so will I, by My grievous and severe punishments, make thee sick," or make thy wound incurable, as in Nahum, "thy wound is grievous," (Nahum 3:19 literally, made sick. In making thee desolate because of thy sins. The heaping up riches shall itself be the cause of thy being waste, deserted, desolate.
LibraryAugust the Ninth God's Requirements
"What doth the Lord require of thee?" --MICAH vi. 1-8. "To do justly." Then I must not be so eager about my rights as to forget my duties. For my duties are just the observance of my neighbour's rights. And to see my neighbour's rights I must cultivate his "point of view." I must look out of his windows! "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." "And to love mercy." And mercy is justice plus! And it is the "plus" which makes the Christian. His cup …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Micah's Message for To-Day
"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
"To what Purpose is the Multitude of Your Sacrifices unto Me? Saith the Lord,"
Your land is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire, Your fields-- strangers are devouring them in your presence; It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers.
Then I said, "Lord, how long?" And He answered, "Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant, Houses are without people And the land is utterly desolate,
For her wound is incurable, For it has come to Judah; It has reached the gate of my people, Even to Jerusalem.
"The statutes of Omri And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed; And in their devices you walk. Therefore I will give you up for destruction And your inhabitants for derision, And you will bear the reproach of My people."
And the earth will become desolate because of her inhabitants, On account of the fruit of their deeds.
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