[MI]   MICAH

» Micah 1

¶ Micah 1 v1

{ heart }   [MI] 1v1

The word of the LORD
that came to Micah, the Morasthite,
in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah,
kings of Judah,
which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

¶ Micah 1 v2-7

{ heart }   [MI] 1v2

Hear, all ye people;
hearken, O earth, and all that therein is;
and let the LORD GOD be witness
against you,
the LORD from HIS holy temple.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v3

For, behold, the LORD cometh forth
out of HIS place,
and will come down,
and tread upon the high places of the earth.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v4

And the mountains shall be molten
under HIM,
and the valleys shall be cleft,
as wax before the fire,
and as the waters
that are poured down a steep place.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v5

For the transgression of Jacob
is all this,
and for the sins of the house of Israel.
What is the transgression of Jacob?
is it not Samaria?
and what are the high places of Judah?
are they not Jerusalem?

{ heart }   [MI] 1v6

Therefore, I will make Samaria
as an heap of the field,
and as plantings of a vineyard;
and I will pour down the stones thereof
into the valley,
and I will discover the foundations thereof.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v7

And all the graven images thereof
shall be beaten to pieces,
and all the hires thereof
shall be burned with the fire,
and all the idols thereof
will I lay desolate;
for she gathered it
of the hire of an harlot,
and they shall return
to the hire of an harlot.

¶ Micah 1 v8

{ heart }   [MI] 1v8

Therefore,
I will wail and howl,
I will go stripped and naked;
I will make a wailing like the dragons,
and mourning as the owls.

¶ Micah 1 v9-16

{ heart }   [MI] 1v9

For her wound is incurable;
for it is come unto Judah;
he is come unto the gate of MY people,
even to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v10

Declare ye it not at Gath,
weep ye not at all;
in the house of Aphrah, roll thyself in the dust.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v11

Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Shaphir,
having thy shame naked;
the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth;
in the mourning of Beth-ezel;
he shall receive of you his standing.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v12

For the inhabitant of Maroth
waited carefully for good;
but evil came down from the LORD
unto the gate of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v13

O thou inhabitant of Lachish,
bind the chariot to the swift beast;
she is the beginning of the sin
to the daughter of Zion;
for the transgressions of Israel
were found in thee.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v14

Therefore shalt thou give presents
to Moresheth-gath;
the houses of Achzib
shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v15

Yet will I bring an heir unto thee,
O inhabitant of Mareshah;
he shall come unto Adullam,
the glory of Israel.

{ heart }   [MI] 1v16

Make thee bald,
and poll thee for thy delicate children;
enlarge thy baldness as the eagle;
for they are gone into captivity from thee.

» Micah 2

¶ Micah 2 v1-5

{ heart }   [MI] 2v1

Woe to them that devise iniquity,
and work evil upon their beds:
when the morning is light,
they practice it,
because it is in the power of their hand.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v2

And they covet fields,
and take them by violence,
and houses,
and take them away;
so they oppress a man and his house,
even a man and his heritage.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v3

Therefore, thus saith the LORD:

Behold,
against this family do I devise an evil,
from which ye shall not remove your necks,
neither shall ye go haughtily;
for this time is evil.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v4

In that day
shall one take up a parable against you,
and lament with a doleful lamentation,
and say,

 ‘We be utterly spoiled;
HE hath changed the portion of my people:
how hath HE removed it from me:
turning away HE hath divided our fields’.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v5

Therefore, thou shalt have none
that shall cast a cord by lot
in the congregation of the LORD.

¶ Micah 2 v6-11

{ heart }   [MI] 2v6

 ‘Prophesy ye not,’ 

Say they to them that prophesy;
they shall not prophesy to them,
that they shall not take shame.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v7

O thou that art named

 ‘The house of Jacob,’ 

Is the SPIRIT of the LORD straitened?
are these HIS doings?
do not MY words do good
to him that walketh uprightly?

{ heart }   [MI] 2v8

Even of late
MY people is risen up as an enemy;
ye pull off the robe with the garment
from them that pass by securely
as men averse from war.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v9

The women of MY people
have ye cast out from their pleasant houses;
from their children
have ye taken away MY glory
forever.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v10

Arise ye, and depart;
for this is not your rest;
because it is polluted, it shall destroy you,
even with a sore destruction.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v11

If a man,
walking in the spirit and falsehood,
do lie, saying,

 ‘I will prophesy unto thee of wine
and of strong drink;’ 

He shall even be the prophet of this people.

¶ Micah 2 v12-13

{ heart }   [MI] 2v12

I will surely assemble, O Jacob,
all of thee;
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;
I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,
as the flock in the midst of their fold;
they shall make great noise
by reason of the multitude of men.

{ heart }   [MI] 2v13

The breaker is come up before them;
they have broken up,
and have passed through the gate,
and are gone out by it;
and their king shall pass before them,
and the LORD on the head of them.

» Micah 3

¶ Micah 3 v1-4

{ heart }   [MI] 3v1

And I said,

 ‘Hear, I pray you’,


O heads of Jacob,
and ye princes of the house of Israel:
is it not for you to know judgment?

{ heart }   [MI] 3v2

Who hate the good and love the evil;
who pluck off their skin from off them,
and their flesh from off their bones;

{ heart }   [MI] 3v3

Who also eat the flesh of MY people,
and flay their skin from off them;
and they break their bones,
and chop them in pieces, as for the pot,
and as flesh within the caldron.

{ heart }   [MI] 3v4

Then shall they cry unto the LORD,
but HE will not hear them;
HE will even hide HIS face from them
at that time,
as they have behaved themselves ill
in their doings.

¶ Micah 3 v5-8

{ heart }   [MI] 3v5

Thus saith the LORD
concerning


The prophets
that make MY people err,
that bite with their teeth,
and cry,

 ‘Peace;’ 

And he that putteth not into their mouths,
they even prepare war against him:

{ heart }   [MI] 3v6

Therefore night shall be unto you,
that ye shall not have a vision;
and it shall be dark unto you,
that ye shall not divine;
and the sun shall go down over the prophets,
and the day shall be dark over them.

{ heart }   [MI] 3v7

Then shall the seers be ashamed,
and the diviners confounded;
yea, they shall all cover their lips;
for there is no answer of GOD.

{ heart }   [MI] 3v8

But truly I am full of power
by the SPIRIT of the LORD,
and of judgment, and of might,
to declare unto Jacob his transgression,
and to Israel his sin.

¶ Micah 3 v9-12

{ heart }   [MI] 3v9

Hear this, I pray you,
ye heads of the house of Jacob,
and princes of the house of Israel,
that abhor judgment and pervert all equity.

{ heart }   [MI] 3v10

They build up Zion with blood,
and Jerusalem with iniquity.

{ heart }   [MI] 3v11

The heads thereof judge for reward,
and the priests thereof teach for hire,
and the prophets thereof divine for money;
yet will they lean upon the LORD,
and say,

 ‘Is not the LORD among us?
none evil can come upon us’.

{ heart }   [MI] 3v12

Therefore
shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field,
and Jerusalem shall become heaps,
and the mountain of the house
as the high places of the forest.

» Micah 4

¶ Micah 4 v1-5

{ heart }   [MI] 4v1

But in the last days
it shall come to pass,
that the mountain of the house of the LORD
shall be established in the top of the mountains,
and it shall be exalted above the hills;
and people shall flow unto it.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v2

And many nations shall come,
and say,

 ‘Come, and let us go up
to the mountain of the LORD,
and to the house of the GOD of Jacob;
and HE will teach us of HIS ways,
and we will walk in HIS paths;’ 

For the law shall go forth of Zion,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v3

And HE shall judge among many people,
and rebuke strong nations afar off;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up a sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v4

But they shall sit every man
under his vine and under his fig tree;
and none shall make them afraid;
for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v5

For all people will walk every one
in the name of his god,
and we will walk
in the NAME of the LORD, our GOD,
forever and ever.

¶ Micah 4 v6-7

{ heart }   [MI] 4v6

In that day,

Saith the LORD,

Will I assemble her that is lame,
and I will gather her that is driven out,
and her that I have afflicted;

{ heart }   [MI] 4v7

And I will make her that was halted
a remnant,
and her that was cast far off
a strong nation;
and the LORD shall reign over them
in Mount Zion
from henceforth, even forever.

¶ Micah 4 v8-13

{ heart }   [MI] 4v8

And thou, O tower of the flock,
the stronghold of the daughter of Zion,
unto thee shall it come,
even the first dominion;
the kingdom shall come
to the daughter of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v9

Now why dost thou cry out aloud?
is there no king in thee?
is thy counselor perished?
for pangs have taken thee,
as a woman in travail.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v10

Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
like a woman in travail;
for now shalt thou go forth out of the city,
and thou shalt dwell in the field,
and thou shalt go even to Babylon;
there shalt thou be delivered;
there the LORD shall redeem thee
from the hand of thine enemies.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v11

Now also
many nations are gathered against thee,
that say,

 ‘Let her be defiled,
and let our eye look upon Zion’.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v12

But they know not

 ‘The thoughts of the LORD,’ 

Neither understand they

 ‘HIS counsel;’ 

For HE shall gather them
as the sheaves into the floor.

{ heart }   [MI] 4v13

Arise and thresh,
O daughter of Zion;
for I will make thine horn iron,
and I will make thy hoofs brass;
and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples;
and I will consecrate their gain
unto the LORD,
and their substance
unto the LORD of the whole earth.

» Micah 5

¶ Micah 5 v1

{ heart }   [MI] 5v1

Now gather thyself in troops,
O daughter of troops;
he hath laid siege against us;
they shall smite the judge of Israel
with a rod upon the cheek.

¶ Micah 5 v2-6

{ heart }   [MI] 5v2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though thou be little
among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee
shall HE come forth unto ME
THAT is to be RULER
in Israel;
WHOSE goings forth
have been from of old,
from everlasting.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v3

Therefore will HE give them up,
until the time
that she who travaileth hath brought forth;
then the remnant of HIS brethren
shall return unto the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v4

And HE shall stand
and feed in the strength of the LORD,
in the majesty of the NAME of the LORD,
HIS GOD;
and they shall abide;
for now shall HE be great
unto the ends of the earth.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v5

And this MAN shall be the peace,
when the Assyrian shall come into our land;
and when he shall tread in our palaces,
then shall we raise against him
seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v6

And they shall waste the land of Assyria
with the sword,
and the land of Nimrod
in the entrances thereof;
thus shall HE deliver us from the Assyrian,
when he cometh into our land,
and when he treadeth within our borders.

¶ Micah 5 v7-9

{ heart }   [MI] 5v7

And the remnant of Jacob
shall be in the midst of many people,
as a dew from the LORD,
as the showers upon the grass,
that tarrieth not for man,
nor waiteth for the sons of men.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v8

And the remnant of Jacob
shall be among the Gentiles
in the midst of many people,
as a lion among the beasts of the forest,
as a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
who, if he go through,
both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces,
and none can deliver.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v9

Thine hand shall be lifted up
upon thine adversaries,
and all thine enemies shall be cut off.

¶ Micah 5 v10-15

{ heart }   [MI] 5v10

And it shall come to pass
in that day,


Saith the LORD,

That I will cut off thy horses
out of the midst of thee,
and I will destroy thy chariots;

{ heart }   [MI] 5v11

And I will cut off the cities of thy land,
and throw down all thy strongholds;

{ heart }   [MI] 5v12

And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand;
and thou shalt have no more soothsayers;

{ heart }   [MI] 5v13

Thy graven images also will I cut off,
and thy standing images
out of the midst of thee;
and thou shalt no more worship
the work of thine hands.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v14

And I will pluck up thy groves
out of the midst of thee;
so will I destroy thy cities.

{ heart }   [MI] 5v15

And I will execute vengeance
in anger and fury
upon the heathen,
such as they have not heard.

» Micah 6

¶ Micah 6 v1-8

{ heart }   [MI] 6v1

Hear ye now what the LORD saith:

Arise,
contend thou before the mountains,
and let the hills hear thy voice.

I

{ heart }   [MI] 6v2

Hear ye, O mountains,
the LORD'S controversy,
and ye strong foundations of the earth;
for the LORD hath a controversy
with HIS people,
and HE will plead with Israel.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v3

MY people,
what have I done unto thee?
and wherein have I wearied thee?
testify against ME.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v4

For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt,
and redeemed thee
out of the house of servants;
and I sent before thee Moses,
Aaron, and Miriam.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v5

MY people,
remember now what Balak, king of Moab,
consulted,
and what Balaam, the son of Beor,
answered him from Acacia unto Gilgal,
that ye may know

 ‘The righteousness of the LORD’.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v6

Wherewith shall I come before the LORD,
and bow myself before the high GOD?
Shall I come before HIM with burnt offerings,
with calves of a year old?

{ heart }   [MI] 6v7

Will the LORD be pleased
with thousands of rams,
or with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my first-born for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

{ heart }   [MI] 6v8

HE hath showed thee, O man,
what is good;
and what doth the LORD require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy GOD?

¶ Micah 6 v9-16

{ heart }   [MI] 6v9

The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city,
and the man of wisdom shall see THY NAME;
hear ye the rod,
and WHO hath appointed it.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v10

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness
in the house of the wicked,
and the scant measure that is abominable?

{ heart }   [MI] 6v11

Shall I count them pure
with the wicked balances,
and with the bag of deceitful weights?

{ heart }   [MI] 6v12

For the rich men thereof
are full of violence,
and the inhabitants thereof
have spoken lies,
and their tongue is deceitful
in their mouth.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v13

Therefore
also will I make thee sick in smiting thee,
in making thee desolate because of thy sins.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v14

Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied;
and thy casting down
shall be in the midst of thee;
and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver;
and that which thou deliverest
will I give up to the sword.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v15

Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap;
thou shalt tread the olives,
but thou shalt not
anoint thee with oil;
and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.

{ heart }   [MI] 6v16

For the statutes of Omri are kept,
and all the works of the house of Ahab,
and ye walk in their counsels;
that I should make thee a desolation,
and the inhabitants thereof an hissing;
therefore
ye shall bear the reproach of MY people.

» Micah 7

¶ Micah 7 v1-4

{ heart }   [MI] 7v1

Woe is me,
for I am as when they have gathered
the summer fruits,
as the grape gleanings of the vintage;
there is no cluster to eat;
my soul desired the first-ripe fruit.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v2

The good man is perished out of the earth,
and there is none upright among men;
they all lie in wait for blood;
they hunt every man his brother with a net.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v3

That they may do evil with both hands
earnestly,
the prince asketh, and the judge asketh
for a reward;
and the great man,
he uttereth his mischievous desire;
so they wrap it up.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v4

The best of them is as a brier;
the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge;
the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh;
now shall be their perplexity.

¶ Micah 7 v5-7

{ heart }   [MI] 7v5

Trust ye not in a friend,
put ye not confidence in a guide;
keep the doors of thy mouth
from her that lieth in thy bosom.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v6

For the son dishonoreth the father,
the daughter riseth up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v7

Therefore, I will look unto the LORD;
I will wait for the GOD of my salvation;
my GOD will hear me.

¶ Micah 7 v8-10

{ heart }   [MI] 7v8

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy;
when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness,
the LORD shall be a light unto me.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v9

I will bear the indignation of the LORD,
because I have sinned against HIM,
until HE plead my cause,
and execute judgment for me;
HE will bring me forth to the light,
and I shall behold HIS righteousness.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v10

Then she that is mine enemy
shall see it,
and shame shall cover her
who said unto me,

 ‘Where is the LORD, thy GOD?’ 

Mine eyes shall behold her;
now shall she be trodden down
as the mire of the streets.

¶ Micah 7 v11-13

{ heart }   [MI] 7v11

In the day that thy walls are to be built,
in that day shall the decree be far removed.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v12

In that day also he shall come even to thee
from Assyria,
and from the fortified cities,
and from the fortress
even to the river,
and from sea to sea,
and from mountain to mountain.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v13

Notwithstanding, the land shall be desolate
because of them that dwell therein,
for the fruit of their doings.

¶ Micah 7 v14-20

{ heart }   [MI] 7v14

Feed THY people with THY rod,
the flock of THINE heritage,
who dwell solitarily in the wood,
in the midst of Carmel;
let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
as in the days of old.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v15

According to the days
of thy coming out of the land of Egypt
will I show unto him marvelous things.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v16

The nations shall see
and be confounded at all their might;
they shall lay their hand upon their mouth,
their ears shall be deaf.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v17

They shall lick the dust like a serpent,
they shall move out of their holes
like worms of the earth;
they shall be afraid of the LORD,
our GOD,
and shall fear because of THEE.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v18

Who is a GOD like unto THEE,
THAT pardoneth iniquity,
and passeth by the transgression
of the remnant of HIS heritage?
HE retaineth not HIS anger forever,
because HE delighteth in mercy.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v19

HE will turn again;
HE will have compassion upon us;
HE will subdue our iniquities;
and THOU wilt cast all their sins
into the depths of the sea.

{ heart }   [MI] 7v20

THOU wilt perform
the truth to Jacob,
and
the mercy to Abraham,
which THOU hast sworn unto our fathers
from the days of old.