Micah sheweth the wrath of God against Jacob for idolatry.
Micah 1:1 Thys is the worde of þe Lord that came vnto Micheas the Morastite, in the dayes of Iothan, Ahas & Iehezekiah kinges of Iuda: which was shewed hym vpon Samaria & Ierusalem. Micah 1:2 Heare all ye people, marcke thys well O earth, and all that therin is: Yee the Lorde God hym selfe be wytnesse amonge you, euen the Lord from hys holy temple. Micah 1:3 For why? beholde, the Lord shal go oute of his place, & come downe & treade vpon the hye thynges of the earth. Micah 1:4 The mountaynes shall consume vnder hym, and the valleyes shall cleue asunder, lyke as wax consumeth at the fyre, & as the waters runne downwarde. Micah 1:5 And all this shall be for the wyckednesse of Iacob, and the synnes of the house of Israell. But what is the wyckednesse of Iacob? Is not Samaria? Whiche are the hye places of Iuda? Is not Ierusalem? Micah 1:6 Therfore I shall make Samaria an heape of stones in þe felde, to laye aboute the vineyarde: her stones shall I cast in to the valley, & discouer her foundacions. Micah 1:7 All her Images shalbe broken downe & all her wynnynges shalbe brent in the fyre: yee all her Idols wyll I destroye: for why, they are gathered out of þe hyre of an whore, and in to an whores hyre shall they be turned agayne. Micah 1:8 Wherfore I wyll mourne and make lamentacion, bare & naked wyll I go: I must mourne lyke the dragons, and take sorow as þe Estriches: Micah 1:9 for their wounde is past remedy: And why? it is come in to Iuda, & hath touched þe porte of my people at Ierusalem alredy.
He exhorteth to mourning.
Micah 1:10 Wepe not, lest they at Geth perceyue it. Thou at Betaphra, welter thy self in the dust & asshes. Micah 1:11 Thou that dwellest at Sephir get the hence with shame. The proude shall boost nomore for very sorowe: and why? her neyghboure shall take from her what she hath. Micah 1:12 The rebellyous cytye hopeth, that it shal not be so euell: but for all that, þe plage shall come from the Lorde, euen in to the porte of Ierusalem. Micah 1:13 The greate noyse of the charettes shal feare them, that dwell at Lachis, whyche is an occasyon of the synne of the daughter of Sion, for in the came vp the wyckednesses of Israell. Micah 1:14 Yee she sent her coursers in to the lande of Geth. The houses of lyes wyll dysceaue the kinges of Israell. Micah 1:15 And as for the (O thou that dwellest at Morassa) I shall brynge a possessioner vpon the, and the plage of Israel shall reach vnto Odolla. Micah 1:16 Make the balde, & shaue the, because of thy tender chyldren: Make the cleane balde as an Aegle, for they shalbe caryed awaye captyue from the.