Micah 2:2



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

King James Version

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.

International Standard Version

They covet fields and seize them; they covet houses, and grab them, too. They harass the valiant man, along with his household, an individual and his estate.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

They covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away; they oppress and crush a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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

Holman Bible

They covet fields and seize them; they also take houses. They deprive a man of his home, a person of his inheritance.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they coveted fields and stole them, and houses and took them away; so they oppressed the man and his house, even the man and his heritage.

Julia Smith Translation

And they desired fields, and they took by force; and houses, and they took away: and they oppressed a man and his house, and a man and his inheritance.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They covet fields and seize [them], and houses, and they take [them] away. They oppress a man and his house; a man and his inheritance.

Modern King James verseion

And they covet and seize fields; and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his household, even a man and his inheritance.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When they covet to have land, they take it by violence; they rob men of their houses. Thus they oppress a man for his house, and every man for his heritage.

NET Bible

They confiscate the fields they desire, and seize the houses they want. They defraud people of their homes, and deprive people of the land they have inherited.

New Heart 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.

New simplified Bible

They covet fields and seize them. They covet houses and confiscate them! They oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus do they covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away, - and so they oppress the master and his household, the man and his inheritance.

Webster

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.

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they have desired fields, And they have taken violently, And houses, and they have taken away, And have oppressed a man and his house, Even a man and his inheritance.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

גּזל 
Gazal 
Usage: 30

and houses
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

עשׁק 
`ashaq 
Usage: 36

a man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

and his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

References

Context Readings

Woe To The Oppressors Of God's People

1 Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands. 2 They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance. 3 Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.


Cross References

Isaiah 5:8

Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!

Amos 8:4

Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,

Jeremiah 22:17

"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Exodus 20:17

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Exodus 22:21-24

"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."

1 Kings 21:2-19

Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you like, I will give you the price of it in money."

2 Kings 9:26

'Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons,' says the LORD, 'and I will repay you in this property,' says the LORD. Now then, take and cast him into the property, according to the word of the LORD."

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Now there was a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.

Job 24:2-12

"Some remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.

Job 31:38

"If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;

Ezekiel 18:12

oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore a pledge, but lifts up his eyes to the idols and commits abomination,

Ezekiel 22:12

"In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.

Micah 3:9

Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who abhor justice And twist everything that is straight,

Habakkuk 2:5-9

"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.



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