Micah 2:8 {7}
Good News Translation
The LORD replies, "You attack my people like enemies. Men return from battle, thinking they are safe at home, but there you are, waiting to steal the coats off their backs.

Contemporary English Version
My people, you have turned against one another! You have even stolen clothes right off the backs of innocent neighbors who pass by in peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The house of Jacob saith: Is the Spirit of the Lord straitened or are these his thoughts? Are not my words good to him that walketh uprightly?

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The house of Jacob saith: Is the Spirit of the Lord straitened or are these his thoughts? Are not my words good to him that walketh uprightly?

of late.

2 Chronicles 28:5-8 And the Lord his God delivered him into the hands of the king of Syria, who defeated him, and took a great booty out of his kingdom, and carried it to Damascus: he was also delivered into the hands of the king of Israel, who overthrew him with a great slaughter. . . .

Isaiah 9:21 After all these things his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

with the garment.

2 Samuel 20:19 Am not I she that answer truth in Israel, and thou seekest to destroy the city, and to overthrow a mother in Israel? Why wilt thou throw down the inheritance of the Lord?

2 Chronicles 28:8 And the children of Israel carried away of their brethren two hundred thousand women, boys, and girls, and an immense booty: and they brought it to Samaria.

Psalm 55:20 He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant,

Psalm 120:6,7 My soul hath been long a sojourner. . . .

Context
The False Prophets
7Speak ye not, saying: It shall not drop upon these, confusion shall not take them. 8The house of Jacob saith: Is the Spirit of the Lord straitened or are these his thoughts? Are not my words good to him that walketh uprightly?9But my people, on the contrary, are risen up as an enemy: you have taken away the cloak off from the coat: and them that passed harmless you have turned to war.…
Cross References
Psalm 120:6
My soul hath been long a sojourner.

Psalm 120:7
With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.

Jeremiah 12:8
My inheritance is become to me as a lion in the wood: it hath cried out against me, therefore have I hated it.

Micah 3:2
And I said: Hear, O ye princes of Jacob, and ye chiefs of the house of Israel: Is it not your part to know judgment,

Micah 3:3
You that hate good, and love evil: that violently pluck off their skins from them and their flesh from their bones?

Micah 7:2
The holy man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one hunteth his brother to death.

Micah 7:3
The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Additional Translations
But of late My people have risen up like an enemy: You strip off the splendid robe from unsuspecting passers-by like men returning from battle.Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: you pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip the robe from off the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

Even beforetime my people withstood him as an enemy against his peace; they have stripped off his skin to remove hope in the conflict of war.

But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip off the mantle with the garment from them that pass by securely, that are averse from war.

But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip the robe from off the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

Even of late my people hath risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse to war.

But lately my people have risen up as an enemy. You strip the robe and clothing from those who pass by without a care, returning from battle.

And yesterday My people for an enemy doth raise himself up, From the outer garment the honourable ornament ye strip off, From the confident passers by, Ye who are turning back from war.
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