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1 The word of the LORD that came to Mikhah the Morashti in the days of Yotam, Achaz, and Hizkiyahu, kings of Yehudah, which he saw concerning Shomron and Yerushalayim. 1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah--the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
2 Hear, you peoples, all of you. Listen, O eretz, and all that is therein: And let the Lord GOD be witness against you, The Lord from his holy temple. 2 Hear, O peoples, all of you, listen, O earth and all who are in it, that the Sovereign LORD may witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
3 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, And will come down and tread on the high places of the eretz. 3 Look! The LORD is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads the high places of the earth.
4 The mountains melt under him, And the valleys split apart, Like wax before the fire, Like waters that are poured down a steep place. 4 The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.
5 "All this is for the disobedience of Ya`akov, And for the sins of the house of Yisra'el. What is the disobedience of Ya`akov? Isn't it Shomron? And what are the high places of Yehudah? Aren't they Yerushalayim? 5 All this is because of Jacob's transgression, because of the sins of the house of Israel. What is Jacob's transgression? Is it not Samaria? What is Judah's high place? Is it not Jerusalem?
6 Therefore I will make Shomron like a rubble heap of the field, Like places for planting vineyards; And I will pour down its stones into the valley, And I will uncover its foundations. 6 "Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble, a place for planting vineyards. I will pour her stones into the valley and lay bare her foundations.
7 All her idols will be beaten to pieces, And all her temple gifts will be burned with fire, And all her images I will destroy; For of the hire of a prostitute has she gathered them, And to the hire of a prostitute shall they return." 7 All her idols will be broken to pieces; all her temple gifts will be burned with fire; I will destroy all her images. Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes, as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used."
8 For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will howl like the jackals, And moan like the daughters of owls. 8 Because of this I will weep and wail; I will go about barefoot and naked. I will howl like a jackal and moan like an owl.
9 For her wounds are incurable; For it has come even to Yehudah. It reaches to the gate of my people, Even to Yerushalayim. 9 For her wound is incurable; it has come to Judah. It has reached the very gate of my people, even to Jerusalem itself.
10 Don't tell it in Gat, Don't weep at all. At Beit-La`afrah I have rolled myself in the dust. 10 Tell it not in Gath; weep not at all. In Beth Ophrah roll in the dust.
11 Pass on, inhabitant of Shafir, in nakedness and shame. The inhabitant of Tza'anan won't come out. The wailing of Beit-Ha`etzel will take from you his protection. 11 Pass on in nakedness and shame, you who live in Shaphir. Those who live in Zaanan will not come out. Beth Ezel is in mourning; its protection is taken from you.
12 For the inhabitant of Marot waits anxiously for good, Because evil has come down from the LORD to the gate of Yerushalayim. 12 Those who live in Maroth writhe in pain, waiting for relief, because disaster has come from the LORD, even to the gate of Jerusalem.
13 Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lakhish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Tziyon; For the transgressions of Yisra'el were found in you. 13 You who live in Lachish, harness the team to the chariot. You were the beginning of sin to the Daughter of Zion, for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
14 Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moreshet-Gat. The houses of Akhziv will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Yisra'el. 14 Therefore you will give parting gifts to Moresheth Gath. The town of Aczib will prove deceptive to the kings of Israel.
15 I will yet bring to you, inhabitant of Mareshah, He who is the glory of Yisra'el will come to `Adullam. 15 I will bring a conqueror against you who live in Mareshah. He who is the glory of Israel will come to Adullam.
16 Shave your heads, And cut off your hair for the children of your delight. Enlarge your baldness like the rakham; For they have gone into captivity from you! 16 Shave your heads in mourning for the children in whom you delight; make yourselves as bald as the vulture, for they will go from you into exile.