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Micah 2:6-11

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 2

6 ‘Do not prophesy,’ so they prophesy. But if they do not prophesy about these things, Insults will not be turned back. 7 Is it being said, house of Jacob: ‘Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient? Are these His works?’ Do My words not do good For the one walking rightly? 8 Recently My people have arisen as an enemy— You strip the robe off the garment From unsuspecting passers-by, From those returned from war. 9 You evict the women of My people, Each one from her pleasant house. From her children you take My splendor forever. 10 Arise and go, For this is no place of rest Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction, A painful destruction. 11 If someone walking after wind and falsehood Had lied and said, ‘I will prophesy to you about wine and liquor,’ He would become a prophet to this people.
King James Version

Chapter 2

6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame. 7 O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly? 8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war. 9 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever. 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction. 11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 2

6 "Quit your preaching," they preach. "They should not preach these things; shame will not overtake us." 7 House of Jacob, should it be asked, "Is the Spirit of the Lord impatient? Are these the things he does? " Don't my words bring good to the one who walks uprightly? 8 But recently my people have risen up like an enemy: You strip off the splendid robe from those who are passing through confidently, like those returning from war. 9 You force the women of my people out of their comfortable homes, and you take my blessing from their children forever. 10 Get up and leave, for this is not your place of rest because defilement brings destruction -- a grievous destruction! 11 If a man comes and utters empty lies;-- "I will preach to you about wine and beer" -- he would be just the preacher for this people!
New Living Translation

Chapter 2

6 'Don't say such things,' the people respond. 'Don't prophesy like that. Such disasters will never come our way!'
7 Should you talk that way, O family of Israel? Will the LORD's Spirit have patience with such behavior? If you would do what is right, you would find my words comforting. 8 Yet to this very hour my people rise against me like an enemy! You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, making them as ragged as men returning from battle. 9 You have evicted women from their pleasant homes and forever stripped their children of all that God would give them. 10 Up! Begone! This is no longer your land and home, for you have filled it with sin and ruined it completely.
11 Suppose a prophet full of lies would say to you, 'I'll preach to you the joys of wine and alcohol!' That's just the kind of prophet you would like!
English Standard Version

Chapter 2

6 “Do not preach”—thus they preach— “one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us.” 7 Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Has the LORD grown impatient? Are these his deeds? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly? 8 But lately my people have risen up as an enemy; you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war. 9 The women of my people you drive out from their delightful houses; from their young children you take away my splendor forever. 10 Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction. 11 If a man should go about and utter wind and lies, saying, “I will preach to you of wine and strong drink,” he would be the preacher for this people!
New International Version

Chapter 2

6 Do not prophesy,' their prophets say. 'Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace will not overtake us.'
7 You descendants of Jacob, should it be said, 'Does the LORD become impatient? Does he do such things?' 'Do not my words do good to the one whose ways are upright? 8 Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, like men returning from battle. 9 You drive the women of my people from their pleasant homes. You take away my blessing from their children forever. 10 Get up, go away! For this is not your resting place, because it is defiled, it is ruined, beyond all remedy. 11 If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' that would be just the prophet for this people!