Micah

Micah 2 ©

1God's judgment against oppression. 4A lamentation for the removal of his people. 7A reproof for their injustice and delight in false prophets. 12A promise of restoration.

1

WOE to them that adevise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because bit is in the power of their hand.

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And cthey covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they 1oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

3

Therefore thus saith the LORD; dBehold, against this efamily do I devise an evil, ffrom which ye shall not remove your necks; gneither shall ye go haughtily: for hthis time is evil.

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¶In that day shall one take up ia parable against you, and lament 2with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: jhe hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! 3turning away he hath divided our fields.

j v.10. Am. 5.27; 7.9,11,17. 2Ki. 17.23,24. ch.1.15.
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Therefore kthou shalt have none that shall lcast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

k v.2,3.
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m4Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: nthey shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

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¶O thou that art onamed the house of Jacob, pis the spirit of the LORD 5*straitened? are these his doings? qdo not my words do good to him that walketh 6uprightly?

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rEven 7of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe 8with the garment from them that pass by *securely as men averse from war.

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The 9women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.

10

sArise ye, and depart; for this is not tyour rest: ubecause it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a *sore destruction.

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vIf a man 10walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; whe shall even be the prophet of this people.

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¶I xwill surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; yI will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall zmake great noise by reason of the multitude of men.

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The abreaker is come up before them: bthey have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and ctheir king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.