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Micah 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Oppressors Judged
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Woe to those who dream up wickedness

and prepare evil plans on their beds!

At morning light they accomplish it

because the power is in their hands.

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They covet fields and seize them;

they also take houses.

They deprive a man of his home,

a person of his inheritance.

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Therefore, the LORD says:

I am now planning a disaster

against this nation;

you cannot free your necks from it.

Then you will not walk so proudly

because it will be an evil time.

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In that day one will take up a taunt against you

and lament mournfully, saying,

“We are totally ruined!

He measures out the allotted land of my people.

How he removes it from me!

He allots our fields to traitors.”

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Therefore, there will be no one

in the assembly of the LORD

to divide the land by casting lots.[fn]

God’s Word Rejected
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“Quit your preaching,” they[fn] preach.

“They should not preach these things;

shame will not overtake us.”[fn]

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House of Jacob, should it be asked,

“Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient?

Are these the things he does? ”

Don’t my words bring good

to the one who walks uprightly?

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But recently my people have risen up

like an enemy:

You strip off the splendid robe

from those who are passing through confidently,

like those returning from war.

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You force the women of my people

out of their comfortable homes,

and you take my blessing[fn]

from their children forever.

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Get up and leave,

for this is not your place of rest

because defilement brings destruction —

a grievous destruction!

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If a man comes

and utters empty lies ​—

“I will preach to you about wine and beer” —

he would be just the preacher for this people!

The Remnant Regathered
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I will indeed gather all of you, Jacob;

I will collect the remnant of Israel.

I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,

like a flock in the middle of its pasture.

It will be noisy with people.

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One who breaks open the way

will advance before them;

they will break out, pass through the city gate,

and leave by it.

Their King will pass through before them,

the LORD as their leader.

CSB Footnotes
Lit Lord stretching the measuring line by lot
= the prophets
Text emended; MT reads things. Shame will not depart
Perhaps the land

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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