10 They build up Zion with blood, [1] and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Other Translations of Micah 3:10

New International Version

10 who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness.

English Standard Version

10 who build Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity.

The Message

10 Leaders who build Zion by killing people, who expand Jerusalem by committing crimes.

New King James Version

10 Who build up Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with iniquity:

New Living Translation

10 You are building Jerusalem on a foundation of murder and corruption.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Micah 3:10

Commentary on Micah 3:9-12

(Read Micah 3:9-12)

Zion's walls owe no thanks to those that build them up with blood and iniquity. The sin of man works not the righteousness of God. Even when men do that which in itself is good, but do it for filthy lucre, it becomes abomination both to God and man. Faith rests in the Lord as the soul's foundation: presumption only leans upon the Lord as a prop, and would use him to serve a turn. If men's having the Lord among them will not keep them from doing evil, it never can secure them from suffering evil for so doing. See the doom of wicked Jacob; Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field. This was exactly fulfilled at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and is so at this day. If sacred places are polluted by sin, they will be wasted and ruined by the judgments of God.