Micah 2:6
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New International Version
"Do not prophesy," their prophets say. "Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace will not overtake us."

King James Bible
Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

Darby Bible Translation
Prophesy ye not, they prophesy. If they do not prophesy to these, the ignominy will not depart.

World English Bible
"Don't prophesy!" They prophesy. "Don't prophesy about these things. Disgrace won't overtake us."

Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not prophesy -- they do prophesy, They do not prophesy to these, It doth not remove shame.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Prophesy ye not - Do not predict any more evils - we have as many as we can bear. We are utterly ruined - shame and confusion cover our faces. The original is singular, and expressive of sorrow and sobbing. Literally, "Do not cause it to rain; they will cause it to rain; they cannot make it rain sooner than this; confusion shall not depart from us." To rain, often means to preach, to prephesy; Ezekiel 20:46, Ezekiel 21:2; Amos 7:16; Deuteronomy 32:2; Job 29:22; Proverbs 5:3, etc.

The last line Bp. Newcome translates, "For he shall not remove from himself reproaches;" and paraphrases, "The true prophet will subject himself to public disgrace by exercising his office."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Prophesy ye, etc. or, Prophesy not as they prophesy. Heb. Drop. etc.

Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

Jeremiah 26:8,9,20-23 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people...

Ezekiel 20:46 Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

Ezekiel 21:2 Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

Amos 2:12 But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Amos 7:13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly threaten them, that they speak from now on to no man in this name.

Acts 5:28,40 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach in this name? and, behold...

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you.

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

they shall not prophesy.

Psalm 74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long.

Ezekiel 3:26 And I will make your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them a reprover...

Amos 8:11-13 Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water...

that they.

Jeremiah 6:14,15 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace...

Jeremiah 8:11,12 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace...

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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
Isaiah 29:10
The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).

Isaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.

Amos 2:12
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

Amos 7:16
Now then, hear the word of the LORD. You say, "'Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.'

Micah 3:6
Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them.

Micah 6:16
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations."

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