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Micah 6:12

    Micah 6:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For its men of wealth are cruel, and its people have said what is not true, and their tongue is false in their mouth.

    Webster's Revision

    For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

    World English Bible

    Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Micah 6:12

    For the rich men thereof are full of violence - This shows that they did not love mercy.

    The inhabitants thereof have spoken lies - This shows that they did not humble themselves to walk with God.

    Barnes' Notes on Micah 6:12

    For the rich men thereof - that is, "of the city, Micah 6:9 are full of violence." It bad been little, had thieves and robbers lived by violence, but now, (as Isaiah at the same time upbraids them,) "her princes were become companions of thieves" Isaiah 1:23. Not the poor out of distress, but the rich, out of wantonness and exceeding covetousness and love of luxury, not only did wrong but were filled, not so much with riches, as with violence. Violence is the very meat and drink wherewith they are filled, yea, and wherewith they shall be filled, when it is returned upon their heads.

    And the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies - Fraud is itself lying, and lying is its inseparable companion. Jerome: "Lying followeth the gathering together of riches, and the hard custom to lay up riches hath a deceitful tongue." The sin, he saith, is spread throughout all her inhabitants; that is, all of them, as their custom, have spoken lies, and, even when they speak not, the lie is ready; "their tongue is deceitful (literally, deceit) in their mouth." It is deceit, nothing but deceit, and that, deceit which should "overthrow" and ruin others. One intent on gain has the lie ever ready to be uttered, even when he speaks not. It lurks concealed, until it is needed.

    Wesley's Notes on Micah 6:12

    6:12 Thereof - Of Jerusalem and Samaria.