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11The word of the Lord that came to Micah aof Moresheth bin the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw cconcerning dSamaria and Jerusalem.

Isa. 7:9; Jer. 23:13

Amos 1:1

Isa. 1:1

[14]

The Coming Destruction

2eHear, you peoples, all of you;1

  fpay attention, O earth, and all that is in it,

and glet the Lord God be a witness against you,

  hthe Lord from his holy temple.

Ps. 11:4; Jonah 2:7; Hab. 2:20

Mal. 3:5

See Isa. 1:2

3:1, 9; 6:1; See Hos. 5:1

Hebrew all of them

3For behold, ithe Lord is coming out of jhis place,

  and will come down and ktread upon the high places of the earth.

Amos 4:13; [Deut. 32:13]

Ps. 115:3

Isa. 26:21

4And lthe mountains will melt under him,

  and the valleys will split open,

like wax before the fire,

  like waters poured down a steep place.

Ps. 97:5; [Judg. 5:5; Amos 9:5, 13; Nah. 1:5]

5All this is for mthe transgression of Jacob

  and for the sins of the house of Israel.

nWhat is the transgression of Jacob?

  Is it not dSamaria?

And what is othe high place of Judah?

  Is it not Jerusalem?

[2 Chr. 28:4]

[See 1 above]

[13]

See 3:8

6Therefore I will make dSamaria pa heap in the open country,

  a place for planting vineyards,

and I will pour down her stones qinto the valley

  and runcover her foundations.

Ezek. 13:14

[1 Kgs. 16:24]

[3:12]

[See 1 above]

7All sher carved images shall be beaten to pieces,

  tall her wages shall be burned with fire,

  and all her idols I will lay waste,

for from tthe fee of a prostitute she gathered them,

  and to the fee of a prostitute they shall return.

[Hos. 2:12; 9:1]

[Hos. 8:6]

8uFor this I will lament and wail;

  I will go vstripped and naked;

I will make lamentation wlike the jackals,

  and mourning xlike the ostriches.

Isa. 13:21

Job 30:29; Ps. 44:19

See Isa. 20:2-4

[Isa. 22:4]

9yFor her wound is incurable,

  and it has come to Judah;

it has reached to the gate of my people,

  to Jerusalem.

[Hos. 5:13]

10zTell it not in aGath;

  weep not at all;

in Beth-le-aphrah

  broll yourselves in the dust.

[Jer. 6:26]

See 1 Sam. 17:4

2 Sam. 1:20

11Pass on your way,

  inhabitants of Shaphir,

  cin nakedness and shame;

the inhabitants of Zaanan

  do not come out;

the lamentation of Beth-ezel

  shall take away from you its standing place.

[Isa. 20:4; 47:3]

12For the inhabitants of Maroth

  wait anxiously for good,

because disaster has come down dfrom the Lord

  to the gate of Jerusalem.

See Amos 3:6

13Harness the steeds to the chariots,

  inhabitants of eLachish;

it was the beginning of sin

  to the daughter of Zion,

for in you were found

  fthe transgressions of Israel.

[5; Hos. 13:1]

Josh. 10:3; 2 Kgs. 18:14, 17; 2 Chr. 32:9

14Therefore you shall give parting gifts2

  to gMoresheth-gath;

the houses of hAchzib shall be a deceitful thing

  to the kings of Israel.

Josh. 15:44

[1]

Or give dowry

15I will again bring ia conqueror to you,

  inhabitants of hMareshah;

the glory of Israel

  shall come to jAdullam.

See 1 Sam. 22:1

[See 14 above]

[2:4; Jer. 6:12]

16kMake yourselves bald and cut off your hair,

  for the children of your delight;

kmake yourselves as bald as the eagle,

  for they shall go from you into exile.

See Isa. 22:12