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Micah 2:1-2

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Land Robbers Will Lose their Land

2:1 Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead, 1 

those who dream about doing evil as they lie in bed. 2 

As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, 3 

because they have the power to do so.

2:2 They confiscate the fields they desire,

and seize the houses they want. 4 

They defraud people of their homes, 5 

and deprive people of the land they have inherited. 6 

Micah 2:9

Context

2:9 You wrongly evict widows 7  among my people from their cherished homes.

You defraud their children 8  of their prized inheritance. 9 

1 tn Heb “Woe to those who plan sin.” The Hebrew term הוֹי (hoy, “woe”; “ah”) was a cry used in mourning the dead.

2 tn Heb “those who do evil upon their beds.”

3 tn Heb “at the light of morning they do it.”

4 tn Heb “they desire fields and rob [them], and houses and take [them] away.”

5 tn Heb “and they oppress a man and his home.”

6 tn Heb “and a man and his inheritance.” The verb עָשַׁק (’ashaq, “to oppress”; “to wrong”) does double duty in the parallel structure and is understood by ellipsis in the second line.

7 tn Heb “women.” This may be a synecdoche of the whole (women) for the part (widows).

8 tn Heb “her little children” or “her infants”; ASV, NRSV “young children.”

9 tn Heb “from their children you take my glory forever.” The yod (י) ending on הֲדָרִי (hadariy) is usually taken as a first person common singular suffix (“my glory”). But it may be the archaic genitive ending (“glory of”) in the construct expression “glory of perpetuity,” that is, “perpetual glory.” In either case, this probably refers to the dignity or honor the Lord bestowed on each Israelite family by giving them a share of his land to be inherited perpetually from one generation to another within each family. The term הָדָר (hadar) may refer to possessions that a person prizes (Lam 1:6).



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