(A)“Do not preach”—thus they preach—
    (B)“one should not preach of such things;
    (C)disgrace will not overtake us.”
Should this be said, O house of Jacob?
    (D)Has the Lord grown impatient?[a]
    Are these his deeds?
Do not my words do good
    to him who walks uprightly?
But lately (E)my people have risen up as an enemy;
you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly
    with no thought of war.[b]
The women of my people you drive out
    from their delightful houses;
from their young children you take away
    my splendor forever.
10 (F)Arise and go,
    for this is no (G)place to rest,
because of (H)uncleanness that destroys
    with a grievous destruction.
11 If a man should go about and (I)utter wind and lies,
    saying, “I will preach to you (J)of wine and strong drink,”
    he would be the preacher for this people!
12 I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob;
    (K)I will gather (L)the remnant of Israel;
I will set them together
    like sheep in a fold,
(M)like a flock in its pasture,
    a noisy multitude of men.
13 (N)He who opens the breach goes up before them;
    they break through and pass the gate,
    (O)going out by it.
Their king passes on before them,
    (P)the Lord at their head.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 2:7 Hebrew Has the spirit of the Lord grown short?
  2. Micah 2:8 Or returning from war

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