Micah 21Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2And they covet fields, and seize them, and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. 3Therefore thus says Jehovah: Behold, I devise an evil against this family, from which ye shall not remove your necks, nor shall ye walk haughtily, for it is an evil time. 4In that day they shall take up a taunt against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation. And say, We are utterly ruined. He changes the portion of my people. How he removes it from me! He divides our fields to the rebellious. 5Therefore thou shall have nobody to cast the line by lot in the assembly of Jehovah. 6Prophesy ye not, they prophesy. They shall not prophesy to these, so reproaches shall not depart. 7Shall it be said, O house of Jacob, Is the Spirit of Jehovah restricted? Are these his doings? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly? 8But of late my people have risen up as an enemy. Ye strip off the robe with the garment from those who pass by securely as men turning back from war. 9Ye cast out the women of my people from their pleasant houses. Ye take away my glory from their young sons forever. 10Arise ye, and depart, for this is not your resting-place, because of uncleanness that destroys, even with a grievous destruction. 11If a man walking in a spirit of falsehood lies, saying, I will prophesy to thee of wine and of strong drink, he shall even be the prophet of this people. 12I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee. I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture. They shall make great noise because of the multitude of men. 13The breaker has gone up before them. They have broken forth and passed on to the gate, and have gone out there. And their king has passed on before them, and Jehovah at the head of them.
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