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Micah 1

The Book of Micah

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Chapter 2

1

 

 Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. 

 

 


2

 

 And 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. 

 

 


3

 

 Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks, neither shall ye walk haughtily; for it is an evil time. 

 

 


4

 

 In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, [and] say, We are utterly ruined: he changeth the portion of my people: how doth he remove [it] from me! to the rebellious he divideth our fields. 

 

 


5

 

 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the line by lot in the assembly of Jehovah. 

 

 


6

 

 Prophesy ye not, [thus] they prophesy. They shall not prophesy to these: reproaches shall not depart. 

 

 


7

 

 Shall it be said, O house of Jacob, Is the Spirit of Jehovah straitened? are these his doings? Do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly? 

 

 


8

 

 But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip the robe from off the garment from them that pass by securely [as men] averse from war. 

 

 


9

 

 The women of my people ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their young children ye take away my glory for ever. 

 

 


10

 

 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your resting-place; because of uncleanness that destroyeth, even with a grievous destruction. 

 

 


11

 

 If a man walking in a spirit of falsehood do lie, [saying], I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people. 

 

 


12

 

 I 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 by reason of [the multitude of] men. 

 

 


13

 

 The breaker is gone up before them: they have broken forth and passed on to the gate, and are gone out thereat; and their king is passed on before them, and Jehovah at the head of them. 

 

 


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