Introduction 1 This is the prophetic message that the Lord gave to Micah of Moresheth. He delivered this message during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. The prophecies pertain to Samaria and Jerusalem. The Judge is Coming 2 Listen, all you nations!Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth!The sovereign Lord will testify […]
Micah was raised up to support Isaiah, and to confirm his predictions, while he invited to repentance, both by threatened judgments and promised mercies. A very remarkable passage, Mic 5 contains a summary of prophecies concerning the Messiah.
Land Robbers Will Lose their Land 1 Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead,those who dream about doing evil as they lie in bed.As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans,because they have the power to do so.2 They confiscate the fields they desire,and seize the houses they want.They defraud […]
God Will Judge Judah’s Sinful Leaders 1 I said,“Listen, you leaders of Jacob,you rulers of the nation of Israel!You ought to know what is just,2 yet you hate what is good,and love what is evil.You flay my people’s skinand rip the flesh from their bones.3 You devour my people’s flesh,strip off their skin,and crush their […]
Better Days Ahead for Jerusalem 1 In the future the Lord’s Temple Mount will be the most important mountain of all;it will be more prominent than other hills.People will stream to it.2 Many nations will come, saying,“Come on! Let’s go up to the Lord’s mountain,to the temple of Jacob’s God,so he can teach us his […]
1 But now slash yourself, daughter surrounded by soldiers!We are besieged!With a sceptre they strike Israel’s ruleron the side of his face. A King Will Come and a Remnant Will Prosper 2 As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah –from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on […]
The Lord Demands Justice, not Ritual 1 Listen to what the Lord says:“Get up! Defend yourself before the mountains!Present your case before the hills!”2 Hear the Lord’s accusation, you mountains,you enduring foundations of the earth!For the Lord has a case against his people;he has a dispute with Israel!3 “My people, how have I wronged you?How […]
Micah Laments Judah’s Sin 1 I am depressed!Indeed, it is as if the summer fruit has been gathered,and the grapes have been harvested.There is no grape cluster to eat,no fresh figs that I crave so much.2 Faithful men have disappeared from the land;there are no godly men left.They all wait in ambush so they can […]