New International Version
Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;
King James Bible
Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
Darby Bible Translation
Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity,
World English Bible
Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear this, I pray you, heads of the house of Jacob, And ye judges of the house of Israel, Who are making judgment abominable, And all uprightness do pervert.
Micah 3:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear this - An appeal similar to that in Micah 3:1.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Apostasy in Two Days.
In our introduction we gave a number of texts which spoke of the whole of the gospel dispensation as one day; but any period of time distinguished by some extraordinary historic event may be and is also termed a day. The apostasy or dark noonday being under two forms is marked in Bible history as two days. The first form of the apostasy, namely, Catholicism, is called by the Scriptures a "dark day." A Cloudy Day. The second form of the apostasy was not such utter darkness as the first, and is therefore …
Charles Ebert Orr—The Gospel Day
Of Councils and their Authority.
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.
The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah--the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
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