Micah 6:12
New International Version
Your rich people are violent; your inhabitants are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.

New Living Translation
The rich among you have become wealthy through extortion and violence. Your citizens are so used to lying that their tongues can no longer tell the truth.

English Standard Version
Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Berean Study Bible
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

King James Bible
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

New King James Version
For her rich men are full of violence, Her inhabitants have spoken lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

New American Standard Bible
“For the rich people of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

NASB 1995
“For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

NASB 1977
“For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Amplified Bible
“For the rich men of the city are full of violence [of every kind]; Her inhabitants speak lies And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.”

American Standard Version
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For its rich men are filled with fraud and its inhabitants speak falsehood and their tongue is deceitful in their mouths

Brenton Septuagint Translation
whereby they have accumulated their ungodly wealth, and they that dwell in the city have uttered falsehoods, and their tongue has been exalted in their mouth?

Contemporary English Version
You rich people are violent, and everyone tells lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.

English Revised Version
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Good News Translation
Your rich people exploit the poor, and all of you are liars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rich people in the city are violent. Those who live in the city speak lies, and their tongues speak deceitfully.

International Standard Version
Her rich people are filled with violence, and her inhabitants tell lies— their tongues speak deceitfully!

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, And the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Literal Standard Version
Whose rich ones have been full of violence, And its inhabitants have spoken falsehood, And their tongue [is] deceitful in their mouth.

NET Bible
The city's rich men think nothing of resorting to violence; her inhabitants lie, their tongues speak deceptive words.

New Heart English Bible
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.

World English Bible
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.

Young's Literal Translation
Whose rich ones have been full of violence, And its inhabitants have spoken falsehood, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Punishment of Israel
11Can I excuse dishonest scales or bags of false weights? 12For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths. 13Therefore I am striking you severely, to ruin you because of your sins.…

Cross References
Psalm 35:20
For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful schemes against those who live quietly in the land.

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.

Isaiah 3:8
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence.

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of His delight. He looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.

Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

Jeremiah 9:5
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they wear themselves out committing iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:8
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.


Treasury of Scripture

For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

the rich.

Micah 2:1,2
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand…

Micah 3:1-3,9-11
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment? …

Micah 7:2-6
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net…

spoken.

Isaiah 59:3-15
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness…

Jeremiah 9:2-6,8
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men…

Hosea 7:1,13
When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without…









(12) The rich men thereof--i.e., of the city. The sins of spoliation and fraud were practised by men who had not even the pitiable excuse of poverty and distress.

Verse 12. - The rich men thereof; i.e. of the city mentioned in ver. 9. They have just been charged with injustice and fraud, now they are denounced for practising every kind of violence. And not only the rich, but all the inhabitants fall under censure for lying and deceit. Their tongue is deceitful; literally, deceit; they cannot open their mouth without speaking dangerous and destructive lies.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the wealthy of the city
עֲשִׁירֶ֙יהָ֙ (‘ă·šî·re·hā)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6223: Rich

are full of
מָלְא֣וּ (mā·lə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

violence,
חָמָ֔ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain

and its residents
וְיֹשְׁבֶ֖יהָ (wə·yō·šə·ḇe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

speak
דִּבְּרוּ־ (dib·bə·rū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

lies;
שָׁ֑קֶר (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

their tongues
וּלְשׁוֹנָ֖ם (ū·lə·šō·w·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3956: The tongue

are deceitful
רְמִיָּ֥ה (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7423: Remissness, treachery

in their mouths.
בְּפִיהֶֽם׃ (bə·p̄î·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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