MSTC(i) 1 This is the word of the LORD, that came to Micah the Morasthite, in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah: which was showed him upon Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Hear all ye people, mark this well, O earth, and all that therein is: Yea, the LORD God himself be witness among you, even the Lord from his holy temple. 3 For why? Behold, the LORD shall go out of his place, and come down, and tread upon the high things of the earth. 4 The mountains shall consume under him, and the valleys shall cleave asunder: like as wax consumeth at the fire, and as the waters run downward. 5 And all this shall be for the wickedness of Jacob, and the sins of the house of Israel. But what is the wickedness of Jacob? Is not Samaria? Which are the high places of Judah? Is not Jerusalem? 6 Therefore I shall make Samaria a heap of stones in the field, to lay about the vineyard: her stones shall I cast into the valley, and uncover her foundations. 7 All her Images shall be broken down and all her winnings shall be burnt in the fire: yea, all her Idols will I destroy. For why? They are gathered out of the hire of a whore, and into a whore's hire shall they be turned again. 8 Wherefore I will mourn and make lamentation, bare and naked will I go: I must mourn like the dragons, and take sorrow as the ostriches: 9 For their wound is past remedy. And why? It is come into Judah, and hath touched the port of my people at Jerusalem already. 10 Weep not, lest they at Gath perceive it. Thou at Bethleaphrah, welter thyself in the dust and ashes. 11 Thou that dwellest at Shaphir, get thee hence with shame. The proud shall boost no more for very sorrow. And why? Her neighbour shall take from her what she hath. 12 The rebellious city hopeth that it shall not be so evil: but for all that, the plague shall come from the LORD, even in to the port of Jerusalem. 13 The great noise of the chariots shall fear them that dwell at Lachish, which is an occasion of the sin of the daughter of Zion, for in thee came up the wickedness of Israel. 14 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath; the houses of Achzib shall be as a lie to the kings of Israel. 15 And as for thee, O thou that dwellest at Mareshah, I shall bring a possession upon thee, and the plague of Israel shall reach unto Adullam. 16 Make thee bald, and shave thee, because of thy tender children: Make thee clean bald as an Eagle, for they shall be carried away captive from thee.