Micah 2:2 {1}
Good News Translation
When they want fields, they seize them; when they want houses, they take them. No one's family or property is safe.

Contemporary English Version
You grab any field or house that you want; you cheat families out of homes and land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God.

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Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God.

they covet.

Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house; neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

1 Kings 21:2-19 And Achab spoke to Naboth, saying: Give me thy vineyard, that I may make me a garden of herbs, because it is nigh, and adjoining to my house; and I will give thee for it a better vineyard: or if thou think it more convenient for thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. . . .

Job 31:38 If my land cry against me, and with it the furrows thereof mourn:

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to you that join house to house and lay field to field, even to the end of the place: shall you alone dwell in the midst of the earth?

Jeremiah 22:17 But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.

Amos 8:4 And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.

Habakkuk 2:5-9 And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people. . . .

1 Timothy 6:10 For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.

so.

Micah 3:9 But yet I am filled with the strength of the spirit of the Lord, with judgment and power: to declare unto Jacob his wickedness and to Israel his sin.

Exodus 22:21-24 Thou shalt not molest a stranger, nor afflict him: for yourselves also were strangers in the land of Egypt. . . .

2 Kings 9:26 If I do not requite thee in this field, saith the Lord, for the blood of Naboth, and for the blood of his children, which I saw yesterday, saith the Lord. So now take him, and cast him into the field, according to the word of the Lord.

Nehemiah 5:1-5 Now there was a great cry of the people, and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. . . .

Job 24:2-12 Some have removed landmarks, have taken away flocks by force, and fed them. . . .

Ezekiel 18:12 That grieveth the needy and the poor, that taketh away by violence, that restoreth not the pledge, and that lifteth up his eyes to idols, that comitteth abomination:

Ezekiel 22:12 They have taken gifts in thee to shed blood: thou hast taken usury and increase, and hast covetously oppressed thy neighbours: and thou hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.

Amos 8:4 And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour the houses of widows, praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment.

oppress.

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you. . . .

Context
Woe to the Oppressors
1Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee. 2Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God.3And they have coveted fields, and taken them by violence, and houses they have forcibly taken away: and oppressed a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.…
Cross References
1 Kings 21:1
And after these things, Naboth the Jezrahelite, who was in Jezrahel, had at that time a vineyard, near the palace of Achab, king of Samaria.

Isaiah 5:8
Woe to you that join house to house and lay field to field, even to the end of the place: shall you alone dwell in the midst of the earth?

Jeremiah 22:17
But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.

Ezekiel 8:17
And he said to me: Surely thou hast seen, O son of man: is this a light thing to the house of Juda, that they should commit these abominations which they have committed here: because they have filled the land with iniquity, and have turned to provoke me to anger? and behold they put a branch to their nose.

Ezekiel 22:13
Behold, I have clapped my hands at thy covetousness, which thou hast exercised: and at the blood that hath been shed in the midst of thee.

Ezekiel 33:26
You stood on your swords, you have committed abominations, and every one hath defiled his neighbours wife; and shall you possess the land by inheritance?

Ezekiel 46:18
And the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by violence, nor of their possession: but out of his own possession he shall give an inheritance to his sons: that my people be not dispersed every man from his possession.

Amos 2:7
They bruise the heads of the poor upon the dust of the earth, and turn aside the way of the humble: and the son and his father have gone to the same young woman, to profane my holy name.

Amos 8:4
And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.

Micah 6:12
By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.

Additional Translations
They covet fields and seize them, and they take away houses. They deprive a man of his home, a fellow man of his inheritance.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.

And 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.

And they desired fields, and plundered orphans, and oppressed families, and spoiled a man and his house, even a man and his inheritance.

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.

And 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.

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.

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.

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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