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Micah 2:2

    Micah 2:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They have a desire for fields and take them by force; and for houses and take them away: they are cruel to a man and his family, even to a man and his heritage.

    Webster's Revision

    And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

    World English Bible

    They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

    Definitions for Micah 2:2

    Covet - To long after; to try to gain.
    Heritage - Allotment; possession.

    Clarke's Commentary on Micah 2:2

    They covet fields - These are the rich and mighty in the land; and, like Ahab, they will take the vineyard or inheritance of any poor Naboth on which they may fix their covetous eye; so that they take away even the heritage of the poor.

    Barnes' Notes on Micah 2:2

    And they covet fields and take them by violence - (rend them away) and houses, and take them away Still, first they sin in heart, then in act. And yet, with them, to covet and to rob, to desire and to take, are the same. They were prompt, instantaneous, without a scruple, in violence. So soon as they coveted, they took. Desired, acquired! Coveted, robbed! "They saw, they coveted, they took," had been their past history. They did violence, not to one only, but, touched with no mercy, to whole families, their little ones also; they oppressed a man and his house. They spoiled pot goods only, but life, a man and his inheritance; destroying him by false accusations or violence and seizing upon his inheritance . Thus, Ahab first coveted Naboth's vineyard, then, through Jezebel, slew him; and , "they who devoured widow's houses, did at the last plot by night against Him of whom they said, Come, let us kill Him, and the inheritance shall be our's; and in the morning, they practiced it, leading Him away to Pilate." : "Who of us desires not the villas of this world, forgetful of the possessions of Paradise? You see men join field to field, and fence to fence. Whole places suffice not to the tiny frame of one man." : "Such is the fire of concupiscence, raging within, that, as those seized by burning fevers cannot rest, no bed suffices them, so no houses or fields content these. Yet no more than seven feet of earth will suffice them soon . Death only owns, how small the frame of man."

    Wesley's Notes on Micah 2:2

    2:2 And his house - His family, which by this means is left to poverty. And his heritage - And this is done against ancient right and possession, nay, in a case where God hath forbidden them to sell their heritage.