Micah 6:13
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New International Version
Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruin you because of your sins.

King James Bible
Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore also will I make [thee] sick in smiting thee; I will make [thee] desolate because of thy sins.

World English Bible
Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound. I have made you desolate because of your sins.

Young's Literal Translation
And I also, I have begun to smite thee, To make desolate, because of thy sins.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will I make thee sick in smiting thee - Perhaps better, "I also am weary with smiting thee, in making thee desolate for thy sins." They were corrected, but to no purpose; they had stroke upon stroke, but were not amended.

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Leviticus 26:16 I also will do this to you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes...

Deuteronomy 28:21,22 The LORD shall make the pestilence stick to you, until he have consumed you from off the land, where you go to possess it...

Job 33:19-22 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain...

Psalm 107:17,18 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted...

Isaiah 1:5,6 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint...

Jeremiah 14:18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

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Lamentations 1:13 From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them: he has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back...

Lamentations 3:11 He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he has made me desolate.

Hosea 5:9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she has rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword...

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God's Requirements and God's Gift
'What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?'--MICAH vi. 8. This is the Prophet's answer to a question which he puts into the mouth of his hearers. They had the superstitious estimate of the worth of sacrifice, which conceives that the external offering is pleasing to God, and can satisfy for sin. Micah, like his great contemporary Isaiah, and the most of the prophets, wages war against that misconception of sacrifice, but does not thereby
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"On Conscience"
"For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience." 2 Cor. 1:12. 1. How few words are there in the world more common than this, Conscience! It is in almost every one's mouth. And one would thence be apt to conclude, that no word can be found which is more generally understood. But it may be doubted whether this is the case or no; although numberless treatises have been written upon it. For it is certain, a great part of those writers have rather puzzled the cause than cleared it; that they
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

An Ox in the Congregation
Friday, July 10.--I rode to London and preached at Short's Gardens on "the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth" [Acts 3:6]. Sunday, 12. While I was showing, at Charles' Square, what it is "to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God" [see Micah 6:8], a great shout began. Many of the rabble had brought an ox, which they were vehemently laboring to drive among the people. But their labor was in vain; for in spite of them all, he ran round and round, one way and the other, and at length
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

The Pioneer's Influence Upon a Nation's Ideals.
ABRAHAM, THE TRADITIONAL FATHER OF HIS RACE.--Gen. 12:1-8; 13:1-13; 16; 18, 19; 21:7; 22:1-19. Parallel Readings. Hist. Bible I, 73-94. Prin of Pol., 160-175. Jehovah said to Abraham, Go forth from thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land that I will show thee, that I may make of thee a great nation; and I will surely bless thee, and make thy name great, so that thou shalt be a blessing, I will also bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will
Charles Foster Kent—The Making of a Nation

Cross References
Isaiah 1:7
Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire; your fields are being stripped by foreigners right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.

Isaiah 6:11
Then I said, "For how long, Lord?" And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,

Micah 1:9
For Samaria's plague is incurable; it has spread to Judah. It has reached the very gate of my people, even to Jerusalem itself.

Micah 6:16
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations."

Micah 7:13
The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.

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