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Micah 3:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with unrighteousness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Building Zion, with deeds of blood,—and Jerusalem, with perversity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Building up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They build vp Zion with blood, and Ierusalem with iniquitie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— who build up Zion{gr.Sion} with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They build up Tziyyon with blood, and Yerushalaim with iniquity.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They build up 1129
{1129} Prime
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Xiyyn צִיּוֹן 6726
{6726} Prime
The same (regular) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem.
with blood, 1818
{1818} Prime
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
and Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם 3389
{3389} Prime
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine.
with iniquity. 5766
{5766} Prime
From H5765; (moral) evil.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Micah 3:10

_ _ They — change of person from “ye” (Micah 3:9); the third person puts them to a greater distance as estranged from Him. It is, literally, “Whosoever builds,” singular.

_ _ build up Zion with blood — build on it stately mansions with wealth obtained by the condemnation and murder of the innocent (Jeremiah 22:13; Ezekiel 22:27; Habakkuk 2:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Micah 3:8-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Micah 3:10

They — The heads and great ones enlarge, beautify, and fortify, the house in Zion, particularly the temple and the royal palace. Blood — With wealth, which they made themselves masters of by violence, taking away the life of the owners.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Micah 3:10

They build up Zion with (h) blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

(h) They will say that they are the people of God, and abuse his name, as a pretence to disguise their hypocrisy.

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build up Zion:

Jeremiah 22:13-17 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; [that] useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work; ... But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it].
Ezekiel 22:25-28 [There is] a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. ... And her prophets have daubed them with untempered [morter], seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
Habakkuk 2:9-12 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! ... Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children.
John 11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

Heb. bloods
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Jr 22:13. Ezk 22:25. Hab 2:9. Zp 3:3. Mt 27:25. Jn 11:50.

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