Michah 2

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Michah (Book of Micah), Chapter 2

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they execute it, because it is in the power of their hand.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away; thus they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Therefore thus saith HaShem: Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks, neither shall ye walk upright; for it shall be an evil time.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say: 'We are utterly ruined; he changeth the portion of my people; how doth he remove it from me! Instead of restoring our fields, he divideth them.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the line by lot in the congregation of HaShem.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 'Preach ye not', they preach; 'They shall not preach of these things, that they shall not take shame.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Do I change, O house of Jacob? Is the spirit of HaShem straitened? Are these His doings? Do not My words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 But of late My people is risen up as an enemy; with the garment ye strip also the mantle from them that pass by securely, so that they are as men returning from war.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 The women of My people ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their young children ye take away My glory for ever.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your resting-place; because of the uncleanness thereof, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 If a man walking in wind and falsehood do lie: 'I will preach unto thee of wine and of strong drink'; he shall even be the preacher of this people.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will render them all as sheep in a fold; as a flock in the midst of their pasture; they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 The breaker is gone up before them; they have broken forth and passed on, by the gate, and are gone out thereat; and their king is passed on before them, and HaShem at the head of them.

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