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Micah 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Woe to the Oppressors

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:1 - Woe 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:2 - They covet fields and seize them,
and houses, and take them away;
they oppress a man and his house,
a man and his inheritance.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:3 - Therefore thus says the LORD:
behold, against this family I am devising disaster,[fn]
from which you cannot remove your necks,
and you shall not walk haughtily,
for it will be a time of disaster.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:4 - In 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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:5 - Therefore you will have none to cast the line by lot
in the assembly of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:6 - “Do not preach”—thus they preach—
“one should not preach of such things;
disgrace will not overtake us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:7 - Should this be said, O house of Jacob?
Has the LORD grown impatient?[fn]
Are these his deeds?
Do not my words do good
to him who walks uprightly?

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:8 - But 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.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:9 - The women of my people you drive out
from their delightful houses;
from their young children you take away
my splendor forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:10 - Arise and go,
for this is no place to rest,
because of uncleanness that destroys
with a grievous destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - If 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!

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:12 - I 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:13 - He 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.
ESV Footnotes
The same Hebrew word can mean evil or disaster, depending on the context
Hebrew Has the spirit of the LORD grown short?
Or returning from war
ESV

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