Micah 2:8
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My people is risen up as an enemy - Ye are not only opposed to me, but ye are enemies to each other. Ye rob and spoil each other. Ye plunder the peaceable passenger; depriving him both of his upper and under garment; ye pull off the robe from those who, far from being spoilers themselves, are averse from war.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

of late. Heb. yesterday. risen.

2 Chronicles 28:5-8 Why the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him...

Isaiah 9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away...

with the garment. Heb. over against a garment. securely.

2 Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel...

2 Chronicles 28:8 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brothers two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters...

Psalm 55:20 He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.

Psalm 120:6,7 My soul has long dwelled with him that hates peace...

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Christ the Breaker
'The Breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.'--MICAH ii. 13. Micah was contemporary with Isaiah. The two prophets stand, to a large extent, on the same level of prophetic knowledge. Characteristic of both of them is the increasing clearness of the figure of the personal Messiah, and the increasing fulness of detail with which His functions are described.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Earliest Chapters in Divine Revelation
[Sidenote: The nature of inspiration] Since the days of the Greek philosophers the subject of inspiration and revelation has been fertile theme for discussion and dispute among scholars and theologians. Many different theories have been advanced, and ultimately abandoned as untenable. In its simplest meaning and use, inspiration describes the personal influence of one individual upon the mind and spirit of another. Thus we often say, "That man inspired me." What we are or do under the influence
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 120:6
Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.

Psalm 120:7
I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Jeremiah 12:8
My inheritance has become to me like a lion in the forest. She roars at me; therefore I hate her.

Micah 3:2
you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones;

Micah 3:3
who eat my people's flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?"

Micah 7:2
The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets.

Micah 7:3
Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire-- they all conspire together.

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