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1The word of Yahweh that came to Micah the Morashtite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, that he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

 2 Hear, you peoples, all of you.

 Listen, O earth, and all that is in it,

 and let the Lord Yahweh be witness against you,

 the Lord from his holy temple.


 3 For behold, Yahweh comes forth out of his place,

 and will come down and tread

 on the high places of the earth.


 4 The mountains melt under him

 and the valleys split apart

 like wax before the fire,

 like waters that are poured down a steep place.


 5 All this is for the disobedience of Jacob

 and for the sins of the house of Israel.

 What is the disobedience of Jacob?

 Isn’t it Samaria?

 And what are the high places of Judah?

 Aren’t they Jerusalem?


 6 Therefore I will make Samaria

 like a rubble heap of the field,

 like places for planting vineyards,

 and I will pour down its stones into the valley

 and I will uncover its foundations.


 7 All her idols will be beaten to pieces

 and all her temple gifts will be burned with fire,

 and all her images I will destroy;

 for of the hire of a prostitute has she gathered them,

 and to the hire of a prostitute will they return.


For this I will lament and wail;

 I will go stripped and naked.

 I will howl like the jackals

 and moan like the daughters of owls.


 9 For her wounds are incurable;

 for it has come even to Judah.

 It reaches to the gate of my people,

 even to Jerusalem.


Do not tell it in Gath.

 Do not weep at all.

 At Beth Ophrah I have rolled myself in the dust.


 11 Pass on, inhabitant of Shaphir,

 in nakedness and shame.

 The inhabitant of Zaanan won’t come out.

 The wailing of Beth Ezel

 will take from you his protection.


 12 For the inhabitant of Maroth

 waits anxiously for good,

 because evil has come down from Yahweh

 to the gate of Jerusalem.


 13 Harness the chariot to the swift steed,

 inhabitant of Lachish.

 She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion,

 for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.


 14 Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moresheth Gath.

 The houses of Achzib will be a deceitful thing

 to the kings of Israel.


 15 I will yet bring to you,

 inhabitant of Mareshah;

 he who is the glory of Israel will come to Adullam.


 16 Shave your heads bald and cut off your hair

 in mourning for the children in whom you delight.

 Enlarge your baldness like the vulture,

 for they have been taken from you into captivity!


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