Micah 1:8-16 New English Translation (NET Bible)
8 For this reason I will mourn and wail;
I will walk around barefoot and without my outer garments.
I will howl like a wild dog,
and screech like an owl.
9 For Samaria’s disease is incurable.
It has infected Judah;
it has spread to the leadership of my people
and even to Jerusalem!
10 Don’t spread the news in Gath.
Don’t shed even a single tear.
In Beth Leaphrah roll about in mourning in the dust!
11 Residents of Shaphir, pass by in nakedness and humiliation!
The residents of Zaanan have not escaped.
Beth Ezel mourns,
“He takes from you what he desires.”
12 Indeed, the residents of Maroth hope for something good to happen,
though the Lord has sent disaster against the city of Jerusalem.
13 Residents of Lachish, hitch the horses to the chariots!
You influenced Daughter Zion to sin,
for Israel’s rebellious deeds can be traced back to you!
14 Therefore you will have to say farewell to Moresheth Gath.
The residents of Achzib will be as disappointing
as a dried up well to the kings of Israel.
15 Residents of Mareshah, a conqueror will attack you;
the leaders of Israel shall flee to Adullam.
16 Shave your heads bald as you mourn for the children you love;
shave your foreheads as bald as an eagle,
for they are taken from you into exile.