Micah 2:1

“Woe to them that deuise iniquitie, and worke euill vpon their beds: when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A curse on the designers of evil, working on their beds! in the morning light they do it, because it is in their power.
- Basic English Bible

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
- Darby Bible

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
- Webster's Bible

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
- World English Bible

Wo [to] those devising iniquity, And working evil on their beds, In the light of the morning they do it, For their hand is -- to God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they execute it, because it is in the power of their hand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Micah 2:1


2:1 That devise - Contrive and frame mischief. Evil work - Contrive how to work it. It is in the power - Because they can; without regarding right or wrong.


Discussion for Micah 2

  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 show that greed and covetousness can lead one to do anything, even if it hurts others, to gain material things.
  • Juan Jimenez
    Micah was used of God to prophesy but"Holy men of old spoke as God the Holy Spirit moved them". All scripture is of God regardless of who spoke.
  • Nathan Mapombere
    The Prophet Micah from the village / city of Moresheth wrote this book.
  • Micah
    That 's my name and it 's the awesomest book so who wrote it cause I want to know
  • Tony
    Who wrote the book of micah.

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