1611 King James Bible

Micah 2

Against oppression.

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that deuise iniquitie, and worke euill vpon their beds: when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. Micah 2:2 And they couet fields and take [them] by violence: and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppresse a man and his house, euen a man and his heritage. Micah 2:3 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, against this familie doe I deuise an euill, from which ye shall not remoue your necks, neither shall ye goe haughtily: for this time [is] euill.

A lamentation.

Micah 2:4 In that day shall one take vp a parable against you, and lament with a dolefull lamentation, [and] say, We be vtterly spoiled: hee hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he remoued it from me? turning away hee hath diuided our fields. Micah 2:5 Therefore thou shalt haue none that shall cast a cord by lot in the Congregation of the LORD. Micah 2:6 Prophecie ye not, [say they, to them that] prophecie: they shall not prophecie to them, [that] they shall not take shame.

A reproof of injustice and idolatry.

Micah 2:7 O thou that art named the house of Iacob, is the Spirit of the LORD straitned? [are] these his doings? doe not my words do good to him that walketh vprightly? Micah 2:8 Euen of late, my people is risen vp as an enemie: ye pull off the robe with the garment, fro them that passe by securely, as men auerse from warre. Micah 2:9 The women of my people haue ye cast out from their pleasant houses, from their children haue ye taken away my glory for euer. Micah 2:10 Arise ye and depart, for this [is] not [your] rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy [you] euen with a sore destruction. Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falshood, doe lie, [saying], I will prophecie vnto thee of wine and of strong drinke, he shall euen bee the prophet of this people.

A promise of restoring Jacob.

Micah 2:12 I will surely assemble, O Iacob, all of thee: I will surely gather the remnant of Israel, I will put them together as the sheepe of Bozrah, as the flocke in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of [the multitude of] men. Micah 2:13 The breaker is come vp before them: they haue broken vp and haue passed through the gate, and are gone out by it, and their king shal passe before them, & the LORD on the head of them.

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