Micah 2:2
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New International Version
They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them. They defraud people of their homes, they rob them of their inheritance.

King James Bible
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Darby Bible Translation
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

World English Bible
They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have desired fields, And they have taken violently, And houses, and they have taken away, And have oppressed a man and his house, Even a man and his inheritance.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They covet fields - These are the rich and mighty in the land; and, like Ahab, they will take the vineyard or inheritance of any poor Naboth on which they may fix their covetous eye; so that they take away even the heritage of the poor.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they covet.

Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant...

1 Kings 21:2-19 And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near to my house...

Job 31:38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place...

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence...

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Habakkuk 2:5-9 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as hell, and is as death...

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...

so.

Micah 3:9 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment...

Exodus 22:21-24 You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt...

2 Kings 9:26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, said the LORD; and I will requite you in this plat...

Nehemiah 5:1-5 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews...

Job 24:2-12 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof...

Ezekiel 18:12 Has oppressed the poor and needy, has spoiled by violence, has not restored the pledge, and has lifted up his eyes to the idols...

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase...

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

oppress. or, defraud.

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken...

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Christ the Breaker
'The Breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.'--MICAH ii. 13. Micah was contemporary with Isaiah. The two prophets stand, to a large extent, on the same level of prophetic knowledge. Characteristic of both of them is the increasing clearness of the figure of the personal Messiah, and the increasing fulness of detail with which His functions are described.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Earliest Chapters in Divine Revelation
[Sidenote: The nature of inspiration] Since the days of the Greek philosophers the subject of inspiration and revelation has been fertile theme for discussion and dispute among scholars and theologians. Many different theories have been advanced, and ultimately abandoned as untenable. In its simplest meaning and use, inspiration describes the personal influence of one individual upon the mind and spirit of another. Thus we often say, "That man inspired me." What we are or do under the influence
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 21:1
Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

Isaiah 5:8
Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.

Jeremiah 22:17
"But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion."

Ezekiel 8:17
He said to me, "Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose!

Ezekiel 22:13
"'I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst.

Ezekiel 33:26
You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'

Ezekiel 46:18
The prince must not take any of the inheritance of the people, driving them off their property. He is to give his sons their inheritance out of his own property, so that not one of my people will be separated from their property.'"

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