Micah 2
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1Woe 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.1Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.
2They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.2They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away. They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.
3Therefore thus says the LORD: behold, against this family I am devising disaster, from which you cannot remove your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster.3Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.
4In 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.”4"On that day they will take up against you a taunt And utter a bitter lamentation and say, 'We are completely destroyed! He exchanges the portion of my people; How He removes it from me! To the apostate He apportions our fields.'
5Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot in the assembly of the LORD.5"Therefore you will have no one stretching a measuring line For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD.
6“Do not preach”—thus they preach— “one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us.”6Do not speak out,' so they speak out. But if they do not speak out concerning these things, Reproaches will not be turned back.
7Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Has the LORD grown impatient? Are these his deeds? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?7"Is it being said, O house of Jacob: 'Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient? Are these His doings?' Do not My words do good To the one walking uprightly?
8But 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.8"Recently My people have arisen as an enemy-- You strip the robe off the garment From unsuspecting passers-by, From those returned from war.
9The women of my people you drive out from their delightful houses; from their young children you take away my splendor forever.9"The women of My people you evict, Each one from her pleasant house. From her children you take My splendor forever.
10Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.10"Arise and go, For this is no place of rest Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction, A painful destruction.
11If 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!11"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.
12I 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.12"I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like sheep in the fold; Like a flock in the midst of its pasture They will be noisy with men.
13He 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.13"The breaker goes up before them; They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, And the LORD at their head."
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Micah 1
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