||English: New American Standard Bible
Micah 2 [Commentary] |
||Woe to those who scheme iniquity,
Who work out evil on their beds!
When morning comes, they do it,
For it is in the power of their hands.
||They covet fields and then seize them,
And houses, and take them away.
They rob a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.
||Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity
From which you cannot remove your necks;
And you will not walk haughtily,
For it will be an evil time.
||"On that day they will take up against you a taunt
And utter a bitter lamentation and say,
`We are completely destroyed!
He exchanges the portion of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.'
||"Therefore you will have no one stretching a measuring line
For you by lot in the assembly of the LORD.
||`Do not speak out,' so they speak out.
But if they do not speak out concerning these things,
Reproaches will not be turned back.
||"Is it being said, O house of Jacob:
`Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient?
Are these His doings?'
Do not My words do good
To the one walking uprightly?
||"Recently My people have arisen as an enemy--
You strip the robe off the garment
From unsuspecting passers-by,
From those returned from war.
||"The women of My people you evict,
Each one from her pleasant house.
From her children you take My splendor forever.
||"Arise and go,
For this is no place of rest
Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction,
A painful destruction.
||"If a man walking after wind and falsehood
Had told lies and said,
`I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,'
He would be spokesman to this people.
||"I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob,
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel.
I will put them together like sheep in the fold;
Like a flock in the midst of its pasture
They will be noisy with men.
||"The breaker goes up before them;
They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it.
So their king goes on before them,
And the LORD at their head."
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