Micah 5:10-15

10 And 1in that day, declares the LORD, 2I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots;
11 3and I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds;
12 and I will cut off 4sorceries from your hand, and 5you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
13 and 6I will cut off your carved images and 7your pillars from among you, 8and you shall bow down no more to the work of your hands;
14 and I will root out your 9Asherah images from among you 10and destroy your cities.
15 And in anger and wrath 11I will execute vengeance on the nations that did not obey.

Micah 5:10-15 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO MICAH 5

This chapter begins with a prophecy of the siege of Jerusalem, Mic 5:1; and then follows another concerning the place of the Messiah's birth, Mic 5:2; and of the case of the Jews, either before or after it, Mic 5:3; and of Christ's office as a shepherd, and of his grandeur in the world, Mic 5:4; and of his being a peacemaker, and protector of his people from their enemies, Mic 5:5,6; and of his people, the great increase of them, and their usefulness, and also of their courage, strength, and prowess, Mic 5:7-9; likewise that the Lord will remove from them their vain confidence, and all occasion of it, and whatsoever illicit arts and practices were found among them; and all idolatry, and the instruments of it, Mic 5:10-14; and the chapter is concluded with a threatening of vengeance to the Heathens, Mic 5:15.

Micah 5:10-15 In-Context

8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
9 Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.
10 And in that day, declares the LORD, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots;
11 and I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds;
12 and I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
13 and I will cut off your carved images and your pillars from among you, and you shall bow down no more to the work of your hands;
14 and I will root out your Asherah images from among you and destroy your cities.
15 And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance on the nations that did not obey.

Cross References 11

  • 1. [Micah 4:1, 6]
  • 2. Zechariah 9:10; [Isaiah 2:7; Haggai 2:22]
  • 3. ver. 14; Isaiah 17:9; Isaiah 27:10; [Hosea 8:14; Zechariah 2:4]
  • 4. [2 Kings 9:22]
  • 5. Deuteronomy 18:10; [Isaiah 2:6]
  • 6. Zechariah 13:2
  • 7. Hosea 3:4
  • 8. [Isaiah 17:8]
  • 9. Exodus 34:13; See Deuteronomy 16:21
  • 10. [See ver. 11 above]
  • 11. [ver. 8; Psalms 149:7; 2 Thessalonians 1:8]
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