Micah 7:3
Text Analysis
5921 [e]עַל־
7451 [e]הָרַ֤ע
evilArt | Adj-ms
3709 [e]כַּפַּ֙יִם֙
with both handsN-fd
3190 [e]לְהֵיטִ֔יב
that they may successfully doPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf
8269 [e]הַשַּׂ֣ר
the princeArt | N-ms
7592 [e]שֹׁאֵ֔ל
asks [for gifts]V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
8199 [e]וְהַשֹּׁפֵ֖ט
and the judge [seeks]Conj-w, Art | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
7966 [e]בַּשִׁלּ֑וּם‪‬‪‬
a bribePrep-b, Art | N-ms
1419 [e]וְהַגָּד֗וֹל
and the great [man]Conj-w, Art | Adj-ms
1696 [e]דֹּבֵ֨ר
1942 [e]הַוַּ֥ת
5315 [e]נַפְשׁ֛וֹ
his desireN-fsc | 3ms
1931 [e]ה֖וּא
5686 [e]וַֽיְעַבְּתֽוּהָ׃
so they scheme togetherConj-w | V-Piel-ConsecImperf-3mp | 3fs

Hebrew Texts
מיכה 7:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
עַל־הָרַ֤ע כַּפַּ֙יִם֙ לְהֵיטִ֔יב הַשַּׂ֣ר שֹׁאֵ֔ל וְהַשֹּׁפֵ֖ט בַּשִּׁלּ֑וּם וְהַגָּדֹ֗ול דֹּבֵ֨ר הַוַּ֥ת נַפְשֹׁ֛ו ה֖וּא וַֽיְעַבְּתֽוּהָ׃

מיכה 7:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
על־הרע כפים להיטיב השר שאל והשפט בשלום והגדול דבר הות נפשו הוא ויעבתוה׃

מיכה 7:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
על־הרע כפים להיטיב השר שאל והשפט בשלום והגדול דבר הות נפשו הוא ויעבתוה׃

מיכה 7:3 Hebrew Bible
על הרע כפים להיטיב השר שאל והשפט בשלום והגדול דבר הות נפשו הוא ויעבתוה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Concerning evil, both hands do it well. The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

King James Bible
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil: the official and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful man communicates his evil desire, they plot it together.
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