2 1 Threatenings against the wanton and dainty people. 6 They would teach the Prophets to preach.
1 Woe unto them that imagine iniquity, and work wickedness upon their beds: [a]when the morning is light they practice it, because their hand [b]hath power.
2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence, and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even man and his heritage.
3 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, against this family have I devised a plague, whereout ye shall not pluck your necks, and ye shall not go so proudly, for this time is evil.
4 In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, [c]We be utterly wasted: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he taken it away to restore it unto me? he hath divided our fields.
5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in [d]the congregation of the Lord.
6 [e]They that prophesy, Prophesy ye not. [f]They shall not prophesy to them, neither shall they take shame.
7 O thou that art named of the house of Jacob, is the Spirit of the Lord shortened? [g]are these his works? are not my works good unto him [h]that walketh uprightly?
8 But he that was [i]yesterday my people, is risen up on the other side, as against an enemy: they spoil the [j]beautiful garment from them that pass by peaceably, as though they returned from the war.
9 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses, and from their children have ye taken away [k]my glory continually.
10 Arise and depart, for this is not your[l]rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
11 If a man [m]walk in the spirit, and would lie falsely, saying, [n]I will prophesy unto thee of wine, and of strong drink, he shall even be the prophet of this people.
12 I will surely gather [o]thee wholly, O Jacob: I will surely gather the remnant of Israel: I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, even as the flock in the midst of their fold: the cities shall be full of brute of the men.
13 The [p]breaker up shall come up before them: they shall break out, and pass by the gate, and go out by it, and their king shall go before them, and the Lord shall be[q]upon their heads.
Micah 2:1As soon as they rise, they execute their wicked devices of the night, and according to their power hurt others.
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