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Micah 2

English Standard Version

1 Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. (Ps 36:4; Isa 10:1) 2 They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. (Isa 5:8) 3 Therefore thus says the Lord: behold, against this family I am devising disaster,[1] from which you cannot remove your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster. (Isa 2:11; Isa 2:17; Jer 8:3; Am 3:1; Am 5:13) 4 In that day they shall take up a taunt song against you and moan bitterly, and say, “We are utterly ruined; he changes the portion of my people; how he removes it from me! To an apostate he allots our fields.” (Nu 23:7; Ps 68:6; Mic 1:15; Hab 2:6) 5 Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot in the assembly of the Lord. (De 32:8; Jos 14:1) 6 “Do not preach”—thus they preach— “one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us.” (Am 2:12; Am 8:10; Am 8:11) 7 Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Has the Lord grown impatient?[2] Are these his deeds? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly? (Mic 2:6) 8 But lately my people have risen up as an enemy; you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.[3] (2Ch 28:8) 9 The women of my people you drive out from their delightful houses; from their young children you take away my splendor forever. 10 Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction. (Le 18:25; De 12:9; Mic 1:11; Mic 1:16; Heb 13:14) 11 If a man should go about and utter wind and lies, saying, “I will preach to you of wine and strong drink,” he would be the preacher for this people! (Jer 5:13; Am 2:12) 12 I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob; I will gather the remnant of Israel; I will set them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture, a noisy multitude of men. (2Ki 25:11; Jer 31:10; Mic 4:7) 13 He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head. (2Ki 25:10; Isa 52:12; Mic 4:10)