2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Other Translations of Micah 3:2

New International Version

2 you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones;

English Standard Version

2 you who hate the good and love the evil, who tear the skin from off my peopleHebrew from off them and their flesh from off their bones,

The Message

2 Haters of good, lovers of evil: Isn't justice in your job description? But you skin my people alive. You rip the meat off their bones.

New King James Version

2 You who hate good and love evil; Who strip the skin from My people, And the flesh from their bones;

New Living Translation

2 but you are the very ones who hate good and love evil. You skin my people alive and tear the flesh from their bones.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Micah 3:2

Commentary on Micah 3:1-8

(Read Micah 3:1-8)

Men cannot expect to do ill, and fare well; but to find that done to them which they did to others. How seldom do wholesome truths reach the ears of those in high stations or in authority! Those who deceive others are preparing confusion for their own faces. The prophet had ardent love to God and to the souls of men; deep concern for his glory and their salvation, and zeal against sin. The difficulties he met with did not drive him from his work. He had this strength; not from and of himself, but he was full of power by the Spirit of the Lord. Those who act honestly, may act boldly. And those who come to hear the word of God, must be willing to be told of their faults, must take it kindly, and be thankful.