11 Her leaders judge for a bribe and her priests teach for hire2 and her prophets divine for money; and yet they lean upon the LORD and say, "Is not the LORD among us? No evil can come upon us."
11 Yes, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough; they are shepherds who cannot understand; they all look to their own way, every one for his own monetary gain, from his quarter.1 [Not only do the leaders of Christianity not understand anything they purport to represent, they want you to pay them for their false teachings: they want a salary, your contributions, your "offerings," or your "love gifts that they solicit." They can never get enough. They are greedy; they are covetous. They have fallen in the way of Balaam, preaching for hire.]
31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their own means [authority]; and my people love to have it so;4 but what will you do in the end of it?"
|Micah 3:5 |
5 Thus says the LORD: Concerning the false prophets who make my people stray, when someone gives them something to eat they cry, 'Peace;' but when someone does not put food into their mouths, they prepare war against him.1