KJV MIC3 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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3:1 And I said [H559] , Hear [H8085] , I pray you, O heads [H7218] of Jacob [H3290] , and ye princes [H7101] of the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] ; [Is it] not for you to know [H3045] judgment [H4941] ?

3:2 Who hate [H8130] the good [H2896] , and love [H157] the evil [H7451] ; who pluck off [H1497] their skin [H5785] from off them, and their flesh [H7607] from off their bones [H6106] ;

3:3 Who also eat [H398] the flesh [H7607] of my people [H5971] , and flay [H6584] their skin [H5785] from off them; and they break [H6476] their bones [H6106] , and chop them in pieces [H6566] , as for the pot [H5518] , and as flesh [H1320] within [H8432] the caldron [H7037] .

3:4 Then shall they cry [H2199] unto the LORD [H3068] , but he will not hear [H6030] them: he will even hide [H5641] his face [H6440] from them at that time [H6256] , as they have behaved themselves ill [H7489] in their doings [H4611] .

3:5 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] concerning the prophets [H5030] that make my people [H5971] err [H8582] , that bite [H5391] with their teeth [H8127] , and cry [H7121] , Peace [H7965] ; and he that putteth [H5414] not into their mouths [H6310] , they even prepare [H6942] war [H4421] against him.

3:6 Therefore night [H3915] [shall be] unto you, that ye shall not have a vision [H2377] ; and it shall be dark [H2821] [H2821] unto you, that ye shall not divine [H7080] ; and the sun [H8121] shall go down [H935] over the prophets [H5030] , and the day [H3117] shall be dark [H6937] over them.(that: vision: Heb. from a vision)(that: divine: Heb. from divining)

3:7 Then shall the seers [H2374] be ashamed [H954] , and the diviners [H7080] confounded [H2659] : yea, they shall all cover [H5844] their lips [H8222] ; for [there is] no answer [H4617] of God [H430] .(lips: Heb. upper lip)

3:8 But truly [H199] I am full [H4390] of power [H3581] by the spirit [H7307] of the LORD [H3068] , and of judgment [H4941] , and of might [H1369] , to declare [H5046] unto Jacob [H3290] his transgression [H6588] , and to Israel [H3478] his sin [H2403] .

3:9 Hear [H8085] this, I pray you, ye heads [H7218] of the house [H1004] of Jacob [H3290] , and princes [H7101] of the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] , that abhor [H8581] judgment [H4941] , and pervert [H6140] all equity [H3477] .

3:10 They build up [H1129] Zion [H6726] with blood [H1818] , and Jerusalem [H3389] with iniquity [H5766] .(blood: Heb. bloods)

3:11 The heads [H7218] thereof judge [H8199] for reward [H7810] , and the priests [H3548] thereof teach [H3384] for hire [H4242] , and the prophets [H5030] thereof divine [H7080] for money [H3701] : yet will they lean [H8172] upon the LORD [H3068] , and say [H559] , [Is] not the LORD [H3068] among [H7130] us? none evil [H7451] can come [H935] upon us.(and say: Heb. saying)

3:12 Therefore shall Zion [H6726] for your sake [H1558] be plowed [H2790] [as] a field [H7704] , and Jerusalem [H3389] shall become heaps [H5856] , and the mountain [H2022] of the house [H1004] as the high places [H1116] of the forest [H3293] .