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.
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.
For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down,
and tread upon the high places of the earth.
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came
down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
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.
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the
congregation of the LORD.
O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the
LORDstraitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him
that walketh uprightly?
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 LORDon the head of them.
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.
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.
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
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for
hire, and the prophets there of divine for money: yet will they lean
upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come
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.
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 LORDfrom Jerusalem.
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 LORDof hosts hath
For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will
walk in the name of the LORDour God for ever and ever.
In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I
will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off
a strong nation: and the LORDshall reign over them in mount Zion from
henceforth, even for ever.
Be in pain, and labour 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 LORDshall redeem thee from the hand of thine
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.
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
people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their
substance unto the LORDof the whole earth.
And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty
of the name of the LORDhis God; and they shall abide: for now shall he
be great unto the ends of the earth.
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.
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
Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the
mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
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.
O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what
Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye
may know the righteousness of the LORD.
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
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands
of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the
fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He hath shewed 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
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.
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my
salvation: my God will hear me.
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.
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.
Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her
which 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.
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.