Micah 2:2-12 NIV

2 They covet fields1 and seize them,2 and houses, and take them. They defraud3 a man of his home, a fellowman of his inheritance.4

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3 Therefore, the LORD says: "I am planning disaster5 against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly,6 for it will be a time of calamity.

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4 In that day men will ridicule you; they will taunt you with this mournful song: 'We are utterly ruined;7 my people's possession is divided up.8 He takes it from me! He assigns our fields to traitors.' "

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5 Therefore you will have no one in the assembly of the LORD to divide the land9 by lot.10

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False Prophets

6 "Do not prophesy," their prophets say. "Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace11 will not overtake us.12"

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7 Should it be said, O house of Jacob: "Is the Spirit of the LORD angry? Does he do such things?" "Do not my words do good13 to him whose ways are upright?14

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8 Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, like men returning from battle.
9 You drive the women of my people from their pleasant homes.15 You take away my blessing from their children forever.

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10 Get up, go away! For this is not your resting place,16 because it is defiled,17 it is ruined, beyond all remedy.

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11 If a liar and deceiver18 comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,'19 he would be just the prophet for this people!20

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Deliverance Promised

12 "I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant21 of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.22

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