Micah 1-7New King James Version (NKJV)
1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
The Coming Judgment on Israel
2 Hear, all you peoples!
3 For behold, the Lord is coming out of His place;
6 “Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of ruins in the field,
Mourning for Israel and Judah
8 Therefore I will wail and howl,
10 Tell it not in Gath,
12 For the inhabitant of Maroth pined[c] for good,
14 Therefore you shall give presents to Moresheth Gath;[d]
Woe to Evildoers
2 Woe to those who devise iniquity,
3 Therefore thus says the Lord:
“Behold, against this family I am devising disaster,
5 Therefore you will have no one to determine boundaries[g] by lot
6 “Do not prattle,” you say to those who prophesy.
8 “Lately My people have risen up as an enemy—
10 “Arise and depart,
12 “I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob,
Wicked Rulers and Prophets
3 And I said:
“Hear now, O heads of Jacob,
4 Then they will cry to the Lord,
5 Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets
8 But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord,
The Lord’s Reign in Zion
4 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
4 But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree,
Zion’s Future Triumph
6 “In that day,” says the Lord,
9 Now why do you cry aloud?
11 Now also many nations have gathered against you,
13 “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion;
5 Now gather yourself in troops,
The Coming Messiah
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
3 Therefore He shall give them up,
Judgment on Israel’s Enemies
When the Assyrian comes into our land,
7 Then the remnant of Jacob
10 “And it shall be in that day,” says the Lord,
God Pleads with Israel
6 Hear now what the Lord says:
“Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
3 “O My people, what have I done to you?
6 With what shall I come before the Lord,
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;
Punishment of Israel’s Injustice
9 The Lord’s voice cries to the city—
“Hear the rod!
15 “You shall sow, but not reap;
Sorrow for Israel’s Sins
7 Woe is me!
3 That they may successfully do evil with both hands—
5 Do not trust in a friend;
Israel’s Confession and Comfort
8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy;
11 In the day when your walls are to be built,
God Will Forgive Israel
14 Shepherd Your people with Your staff,
15 “As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,
16 The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;
18 Who is a God like You,
He does not retain His anger forever,
You will cast all our[z] sins
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