Micah sheweth the wrath of God against Jacob for idolatry.
Micah 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the dayes of Iotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah Kings of Iudah, which hee saw concerning Samaria and Ierusalem. Micah 1:2 Heare all ye people, hearken O earth, and all that therein is, and let the Lord GOD be witnesse against you, the Lord from his holy temple. Micah 1:3 For behold, the LORD commeth forth out of his place, and will come downe and tread vpon the high places of the earth. Micah 1:4 And the mountaines shall be molten vnder him, and the valleis shall be cleft: as waxe before the fire, [and] as the waters that are powred downe a steepe place. Micah 1:5 For the transgression of Iacob [is] all this, and for the sinnes of the house of Israel: What [is] the transgression of Iacob? [Is] it not Samaria? and what [are] the high places of Iudah? [are] they not Ierusalem? Micah 1:6 Therfore I will make Samaria [as] an heape of the field, [and as] plantings of a vineyard; and I will powre downe the stones therof into the valley, and I will discouer the foundations thereof. Micah 1:7 And all the grauen images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burnt with the fire, and all the idoles therof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall returne to the hire of an harlot. Micah 1:8 Therfore I wil waile and houle, I will goe stript and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owles. Micah 1:9 For her wound [is] incurable, for it is come vnto Iudah: he is come vnto the gate of my people, [euen] to Ierusalem.
He exhorteth to mourning.
Micah 1:10 Declare yee [it] not at Gath, weepe yee not at all: In the house of Aphrah rowle thy selfe in the dust. Micah 1:11 Passe yee away thou inhabitant of Saphir, hauing thy shame naked; the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Beth-ezel, he shall receiue of you his standing. Micah 1:12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good, but euill came downe from the LORD vnto the gate of Ierusalem. Micah 1:13 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the charet to the swift beast: she [is] the beginning of the sinne to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee. Micah 1:14 Therfore shalt thou giue presents to Moresheth-Gath: the houses of Achzib [shalbe] a lie to ye kings of Israel. Micah 1:15 Yet wil I bring an heire vnto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come vnto Adullam, the glory of Israel Micah 1:16 Make thee bald, and polle thee for thy delicate children, enlarge thy baldnesse as the Eagle, for they are gone into captiuitie from thee.