Micah 3:4
New International Version
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.

New Living Translation
Then you beg the LORD for help in times of trouble! Do you really expect him to answer? After all the evil you have done, he won’t even look at you!”

English Standard Version
Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them; he will hide his face from them at that time, because they have made their deeds evil.

Berean Study Bible
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done.

King James Bible
Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.

New King James Version
Then they will cry to the LORD, But He will not hear them; He will even hide His face from them at that time, Because they have been evil in their deeds.

New American Standard Bible
Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them. Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.

NASB 1995
Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them. Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.

NASB 1977
Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them. Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time, Because they have practiced evil deeds.

Amplified Bible
Then they will cry to the LORD, But He will not answer them; Instead, He will even hide His face from them at that time [withholding His mercy] Because they have practiced and tolerated and ignored evil acts.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. He will hide his face from them at that time because of the crimes they have committed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. He will hide His face from them at that time because of the crimes they have committed.

American Standard Version
Then shall they cry unto Jehovah, but he will not answer them; yea, he will hide his face from them at that time, according as they have wrought evil in their doings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then they will wail to LORD JEHOVAH and he will not answer them, and he shall turn away his face from them at that time because of their evil deeds which they have done

Brenton Septuagint Translation
thus they shall cry to the Lord, but he shall not hearken to them; and he shall turn away his face from them at that time, because they have done wickedly in their practices against themselves.

Contemporary English Version
Someday you will beg the LORD to help you, but he will turn away because of your sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

English Revised Version
Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not answer them: yea, he will hide his face from them at that time, according as they have wrought evil in their doings.

Good News Translation
The time is coming when you will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer you. He will not listen to your prayers, for you have done evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer you. He will hide his face from you at that time because you have done evil things.

International Standard Version
"Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not listen to them. In fact, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they were so wicked in what they were doing."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then shall they cry unto the LORD, But He will not answer them; Yea, He will hide His face from them at that time, According as they have wrought evil in their doings.

Literal Standard Version
Then they cry to YHWH, And He does not answer them, And hides His face from them at that time, As they have made evil their doings.

NET Bible
Someday these sinners will cry to the LORD for help, but he will not answer them. He will hide his face from them at that time, because they have done such wicked deeds."

New Heart English Bible
Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them. Yes, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they made their deeds evil."

World English Bible
Then they will cry to Yahweh, but he will not answer them. Yes, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they made their deeds evil."

Young's Literal Translation
Then do they cry unto Jehovah, And He doth not answer them, And hideth His face from them at that time, As they have made evil their doings.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rulers and Prophets Condemned
3You eat the flesh of my people after stripping off their skin and breaking their bones. You chop them up like flesh for the cooking pot, like meat in a cauldron.” 4Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done. 5This is what the LORD says: “As for the prophets who lead My people astray, who proclaim peace while they chew with their teeth, but declare war against one who puts nothing in their mouths:…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:17
On that day My anger will burn against them, and I will abandon them and hide My face from them, so that they will be consumed, and many troubles and afflictions will befall them. On that day they will say, 'Have not these disasters come upon us because our God is no longer with us?'

1 Samuel 8:18
When that day comes, you will beg for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you on that day."

Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?

Job 35:13
Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of it.

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them--to the LORD, but He did not answer.

Proverbs 1:28
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will earnestly seek me, but will not find me.

Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you multiply your prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.

Then.

Micah 2:3,4
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil…

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

cry.

Psalm 18:41
They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

Proverbs 1:28
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

he will even.

Deuteronomy 31:17,18
Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? …

Deuteronomy 32:19,20
And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters…

Isaiah 59:1-15
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: …

as.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Romans 2:8,9
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, …









(4) Then shall they cry.--"Then"--i.e., in the day of retribution--"then shall they call upon me, saith the Lord, but I will not hear; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; and that because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel and despised my correction. Then shall it be too late to knock when the door shall be shut, and too late to cry for mercy when it is the time of justice" (Commination Service). So also Isaiah declared (Isaiah 1:15): "When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood."

Verse 4. - The merciless shall not obtain mercy. Then, when the day of chastisement has come, "the day of the Lord," of which, perhaps, the prophet spoke more fully when he originally delivered this address. He will not hear them. A just retribution on those who refused to hearken to the cry of the poor and needy (comp. Psalm 18:41; Proverbs 1:28; Jeremiah 11:11; James 2:13). As they have behaved themselves ill in their doings; according as they have made their actions evil, or because they have, etc.; ἀνθ ω΅ν (Septuagint).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
אָ֚ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

they will cry out
יִזְעֲק֣וּ (yiz·‘ă·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

but He will not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

answer
יַעֲנֶ֖ה (ya·‘ă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

them.
אוֹתָ֑ם (’ō·w·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

At that
הַהִ֔יא (ha·hî)
Article | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

time
בָּעֵ֣ת (bā·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

He will hide
וְיַסְתֵּ֨ר (wə·yas·têr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

His face
פָּנָ֤יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

from them
מֵהֶם֙ (mê·hem)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

because of
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the evil
הֵרֵ֖עוּ (hê·rê·‘ū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

they have done.
מַעַלְלֵיהֶֽם׃ (ma·‘al·lê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4611: A deed, practice


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