Micah 7

7 What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit     at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster of grapes to eat,     none of the early figs that I crave. 2 The faithful have been swept from the land;     not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood;     they hunt each other with […]

Micah 6

6 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains;     let the hills hear what you have to say. 2 “Hear, you mountains, the Lord’s accusation;     listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth. For the Lord has a case against his people;     he is lodging a charge against Israel. 3 “My people, what have I done to you?     How have I […]

Micah 5

5 Marshal your troops now, city of troops,     for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler     on the cheek with a rod. 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, […]

Micah 4

4 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established     as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,     and peoples will stream to it. 2 Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,     to the temple of the God of Jacob. He […]

Micah 3

3 Then I said, “Listen, you leaders of Jacob,     you rulers of Israel. Should you not embrace justice, 2     you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people     and the flesh from their bones; 3 who eat my people’s flesh,     strip off their skin     and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like […]

Micah 2

2 Woe to those who plan iniquity,     to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out     because it is in their power to do it. 2 They covet fields and seize them,     and houses, and take them. They defraud people of their homes,     they rob them of their inheritance. 3 Therefore, the Lord says: “I am planning […]

Micah 1

1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Hear, you peoples, all of you,     listen, earth and all who live in it, that the Sovereign Lord may bear witness against you,     the Lord from his holy temple. Judgment Against Samaria and Jerusalem 3 Look! The Lord is coming from […]