Micah 1


Judgment on Israel and Judah

1And came to pass the word of the  lord to Micah the one of the Morasthite, in the days of Jotham, and Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, over what he saw concerning Samaria and concerning Jerusalem. 2Hear, O peoples, all the words! and take heed, O earth, and all the ones in it! Even [3will be 1the  lord 2God] among you for a testimony -- the  lord from out of [2house 1his holy]. 3For behold, the  lord goes forth from out of his place, and he will go down, and will mount upon the heights of the earth. 4And [3shall be shaken 1the 2mountains] from beneath him, and the valleys shall melt away as beeswax from in front of fire, and as water being carried down in a descent. 5[3are on account of 4the impiety 5of Jacob 1All 2these things], and because of the sin of the house of Israel. What is the impiety of Jacob? Is it not Samaria? And what is the sin of the house of Judah? Is it not Jerusalem? 6And I will make Samaria for a storehouse of fruits of the field, and for planting a vineyard. And I will tear down in chaos her stones; and her foundations I will uncover. 7And all her carved images I will cut in pieces, and all her hires shall burn in fire, and all her idols I shall establish for extinction, because [2of 3the hires 4of harlotry 1she gathered together], and of the hires of harlotry he eradicated. 8Because of this she shall beat her chest and wail. She shall go barefoot and naked. She shall make a beating of the breast as dragons, and mourning as the daughters of sirens. 9For [2holds firmly 1her calamity]; because it went unto Judah; and it touched unto the gate of my people, unto Jerusalem. 10O ones in Gath, do not magnify yourselves! And, O ones in Baceim, do not rebuild of your house with laughter! [2earth 1Strew] on your laughter! 11Her inhabiting well her cities did not come forth. Her inhabiting Zaanan to beat her chest for the house next to her; she shall receive from your calamity of grief. 12Who began to act for good to her dwelling in griefs? for [2came down 1bad things] from the  lord upon the gates of Jerusalem; 13even noise of chariots and ones riding. Dwelling Lachish [2the head 3of sin is] to the daughter of Zion; for in you they found the impious deeds of Israel. 14On account of this he shall grant ones to be sent forth unto the inheritance of Gath, [2houses 1the vain]; for [2vanity 1they became] to the kings of Israel; 15until [2the 3heirs 1they should bring] to you, O inhabitant of Lachish, your inheritance. Unto Adullam [5shall come 1glory 2of the 3daughter 4of Israel]. 16Shave and shear for [2children 1your delightful], widening your shaving as an eagle, for they were taken captive from you.
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