New Living Translation
What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Young's Literal Translation
Woe to those devising iniquity, And working evil on their beds, In the light of the morning they do it, For their hand is -- to God.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:1 That devise - Contrive and frame mischief. Evil work - Contrive how to work it. It is in the power - Because they can; without regarding right or wrong.
Micah must have been a very striking personality. Like Amos, he was a native of the country--somewhere in the neighbourhood of Gath; and he denounces with fiery earnestness the sins of the capital cities, Samaria in the northern kingdom, and Jerusalem in the southern. To him these cities seem to incarnate the sins of their respective kingdoms, i. 5; and for both ruin and desolation are predicted, i. 6, iii. 12. Micah expresses with peculiar distinctness the sense of his inspiration and the object …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
I could destroy you, but the God of your father appeared to me last night and warned me, 'Leave Jacob alone!'
You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves. Your heart will break for them, but you won't be able to help them.
The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief.
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it's in your power to help them.
For evil people can't sleep until they've done their evil deed for the day. They can't rest until they've caused someone to stumble.
Their perverted hearts plot evil, and they constantly stir up trouble.
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