Micah 2:2

“And they couet fields and take them by violence: and houses, and take them away: so they oppresse a man and his house, euen a man and his heritage.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away; thus they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


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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