Micah 2
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Oppressors Judged

1Woe to those who dream up wickedness

and prepare evil plansa on their beds!

At morning lightb they accomplish it

because the power is in their hands.c

2They covet fieldsd and seize them;e

they also take houses.

They deprive a man of his home,f

a person of his inheritance.g

3Therefore, the LORD says:

I am now planningh a disaster

against this nation;i

you cannot free your necks from it.j

Then you will not walk so proudlyk

because it will be an evil time.l

4In that day one will take upm a taunt against you,

and lament mournfully,n saying,

We are totally ruined!o

He measures out the allotted land of my people.

How He removes it from me!

He allots our fieldsp to traitors.”

5Therefore, there will be no one

in the assembly of the LORD

to divide the land by casting lots.q, r

God’s Word Rejected

6Quit your preaching,”s theyt preach.

They should not preach these things;u

shame will not overtake us.”v, w

7House of Jacob, should it be asked,

Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient?x

Are these the things He does? ”

Don’t My words bring goody

to the one who walks uprightly?z

8But recently My people have risen up

like an enemy:aa

You strip off the splendid robeab

from those who are passing through confidently,ac

like those returning from war.

9You forcead the women of My people

out of their comfortable homes,

and you take My blessingae, af

from their children forever.

10Get up and leave,

for this is not your place of rest,ag

because defilementah brings destruction —

a grievous destruction!ai

11If a man of windaj comes

and invents lies:ak

I will preach to you about wine and beer,”al

he would be just the preacher for this people!am

The Remnant Regathered

12I will indeed gatheran all of you, Jacob;

I will collect the remnant of Israel.ao

I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,

like a flock in the middle of its fold.

It will be noisy with people.ap

13One who breaks open the way

will advance before them;

they will break out, pass through the gate,

and leave by it.

Their King will pass through before them,

the LORD as their leader.


Footnotes:
a. 2:1 Ps 36:4; Is 32:7; Nah 1:11
b. 2:1 Hs 7:6-7
c. 2:1 Gn 31:29; Dt 28:32; Pr 3:27
d. 2:2 Jr 22:17; Am 8:4
e. 2:2 Is 5:8
f. 2:2 1Kg 21:1-15
g. 2:2 Ex 20:17; Is 5:8
h. 2:3 Dt 28:48; Jr 18:11
i. 2:3 Jr 8:3; Am 3:1-2
j. 2:3 Lm 1:14; 5:5
k. 2:3 Is 2:11-12
l. 2:3 Am 5:13
m. 2:4 Hab 2:6
n. 2:4 Jr 9:10,17-21; Mc 1:8
o. 2:4 Is 6:11; 24:3; Jr 4:13
p. 2:4 Jr 6:12; 8:10
q. 2:5 Lit Lord stretching the measuring line by lot
r. 2:5 Nm 34:13,16-29; Jos 18:4,10
s. 2:6 Is 30:10; Am 2:12; 7:16
t. 2:6 = the prophets
u. 2:6 Is 29:10; Mc 3:6
v. 2:6 Text emended; MT reads things. Shame will not depart.
w. 2:6 Mc 6:16
x. 2:7 Is 50:2; 59:1
y. 2:7 Ps 119:65,68,116; Jr 15:16
z. 2:7 Ps 15:2; 84:11
aa. 2:8 Jr 12:8
ab. 2:8 Mc 3:2-3; 7:2-3
ac. 2:8 Ps 120:6-7
ad. 2:9 Jr 10:20
ae. 2:9 Perhaps the land
af. 2:9 Ezk 39:21; Hab 2:14
ag. 2:10 Dt 3:19-20; 12:8-10
ah. 2:10 Ps 106:38
ai. 2:10 Lv 18:25-28
aj. 2:11 Or spirit
ak. 2:11 Jr 5:13,31
al. 2:11 Is 28:7
am. 2:11 Is 30:10-11
an. 2:12 Mc 4:6-7
ao. 2:12 2Kg 19:31; Mc 5:7-8; 7:18
ap. 2:12 Jr 23:3; Ezk 36:35-38
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