New Living Translation
Yet to this very hour my people rise against me like an enemy! You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, making them as ragged as 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:8 Is risen up - They have risen up, Israel against Judah, and Judah against Israel, and of late the tribes have conspired against one another; subjects against their kings, and great ones against the meaner sort. With the garment - You strip those that fearing no evil, go about their private affairs.
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 am tired of living among people who hate peace.
I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!
My chosen people have roared at me like a lion of the forest, so I have treated them with contempt.
but you are the very ones who hate good and love evil. You skin my people alive and tear the flesh from their bones.
Yes, you eat my people's flesh, strip off their skin, and break their bones. You chop them up like meat for the cooking pot.
The godly people have all disappeared; not one honest person is left on the earth. They are all murderers, setting traps even for their own brothers.
Both their hands are equally skilled at doing evil! Officials and judges alike demand bribes. The people with influence get what they want, and together they scheme to twist justice.
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