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Micah 7:3

aTheir hands are on what is evil, to do it well;

bthe prince and cthe judge ask for a bribe,

and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;

thus they weave it together.

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Micah 7:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Both hands are skilled in doing evil;

the ruler demands gifts,

the judge accepts bribes,

the powerful dictate what they desire—

they all conspire together.

Micah 7:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly,

The prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward;

And the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire:

So they wrap it up.

Micah 7:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Both their hands are equally skilled at doing evil!

Officials and judges alike demand bribes.

The people with influence get what they want,

and together they scheme to twist justice.

Micah 7:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

That they may successfully do evil with both hands—

The prince asks for gifts,

The judge seeks a bribe,

And the great man utters his evil desire;

So they scheme together.

Micah 7:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

With both hands they are doing evil.

Rulers ask for money,

and judges’ decisions are bought for a price.

Rich people tell what they want,

and they get it.

Micah 7:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.

Micah 7:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Both hands are for evil, to do it well. The prince asketh, and the judge is there for a reward; and the great man uttereth his soul’s greed: and together they combine it.

Micah 7:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Their hands are skilled in doing evil.

Officials ask for gifts.

Judges accept bribes.

Powerful people dictate what they want.

So they scheme together.

Micah 7:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:

the official and the judge demand a bribe;

when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,

they plot it together.

Micah 7:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Their hands are skilled to do evil;

the official and the judge ask for a bribe,

and the powerful dictate what they desire;

thus they pervert justice.

Micah 7:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Their hands are upon evil, to do it well;

the official and the judge ask for the bribe,

and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;

and they weave it together.

Micah 7:3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

They are very good at doing what is evil.

Rulers require gifts.

Judges accept money from people

who want special favors.

Those who are powerful

always get what they want.

All of them make evil plans together.

Micah 7:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Concerning evil, both hands do it well.

The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe,

And a great man speaks the desire of his soul;

So they weave it together.