Micah Chapter 2

1God's judgment against oppression. 4A lamentation for the removal of his people. 7A reproof for their injustice and delight in false prophets. 12A promise of restoration.
1 Woe to them that 1devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because 2it is in the power of their hand.
2 And 1they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they aoppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
3 Therefore thus saith the Lord; 1Behold, against this 2family do I devise an evil, 3from which ye shall not remove your necks; 4neither shall ye go haughtily: for 5this time is evil.
4 ¶ In that day shall one take up 1a parable against you, and lament awith a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: 2he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! bturning away he hath divided our fields.
5 Therefore 1thou shalt have none that shall 2cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the Lord.
6 1aProphesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: 2they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
7 ¶ O thou that art 1named the house of Jacob, 2is the spirit of the Lord astraitened? are these his doings? 3do not my words do good to him that walketh buprightly?
8 1Even aof late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe bwith the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.
9 The awomen of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.
10 1Arise ye, and depart; for this is not 2your rest: 3because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
11 1If a man awalking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; 2he shall even be the prophet of this people.
12 ¶ I 1will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; 2I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall 3make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
13 The 1breaker is come up before them: 2they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and 3their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.