Micah 1 (New American Standard)

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Destruction in Israel and Judah

1 The 1word of the LORD which came to 2Micah of Moresheth in the days of 3Jotham, 4Ahaz and 5Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Hear, O peoples, all of ayou; 6Listen, O earth and ball it contains, And let the Lord cGOD be a 7witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple. 3 For behold, the LORD is 8coming forth from His place. He will come down and 9tread on the high places of the dearth. 4 10The mountains will melt under Him And the valleys will be split, Like wax before the fire, Like water poured down a steep place. 5 All this is for the rebellion of Jacob And for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the 11rebellion of Jacob ? Is it not 12Samaria ? What is the 13high eplace of Judah ? Is it not Jerusalem ? 6 For I will make Samaria a 14heap of ruins fin the open country, 15Planting places for a vineyard. I will 16pour her stones down into the valley And will 17lay bare her foundations. 7 All of her 18idols will be smashed, All of her earnings will be burned with fire And all of her images I will make desolate, For she collected them from a 19harlot's earnings, And to the earnings of a harlot they will return. 8 Because of this I must lament and wail, I must go 20barefoot and naked ; I must make a lament like the 21jackals And a mourning like the ostriches. 9 For her g22wound is incurable, For 23it has come to Judah ; It has reached the 24gate of my people, Even to Jerusalem. 10 25Tell it not in Gath, Weep not at all. At hBeth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust. 11 iGo on your way, inhabitant of jShaphir, in 26shameful nakedness. The inhabitant of k27Zaanan does not lescape. The lamentation of mBeth-ezel : "He will take from you its nsupport." 12 For the inhabitant of oMaroth Becomes weak 28waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the 29gate of Jerusalem. 13 Harness the chariot to the team of horses, O inhabitant of 30Lachish - She was the beginning of sin To the daughter of Zion - Because in you were found The 31rebellious acts of Israel. 14 Therefore you will give parting 32gifts On behalf of Moresheth-gath ; The houses of 33Achzib will become a 34deception To the kings of Israel. 15 Moreover, I will bring on you The one who takes possession, O inhabitant of p35Mareshah. The glory of Israel will enter 36Adullam. 16 Make yourself 37bald and cut off your hair, Because of the children of your delight ; Extend your baldness like the eagle, For they will 38go from you into exile.
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