Micah 2

1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

3 Therefore thus saith יהוה: “Behold, against this family do I devise a disaster (raah), from which you shall not remove your necks; nor shall you go haughtily; for this time is evil.

4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, ‘We be utterly destroyed; He hath changed the portion of my people; how hath He removed it from me! Turning away He hath divided our fields.’”

5 Therefore you shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of יהוה.

6 “Prophesy you not”, say they to them that prophesy; they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

7 O you who art named the house of Jacob (Yaaqov): “Is the Spirit of יהוה straitened? Are these His doings?’ Do not My words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

8 Even of late My people is risen up as an enemy; you pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

9 The women of My people have you cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have you taken away My glory forever.

10 Arise you and depart, for this is not your rest; because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.

11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, ‘I will prophesy unto you of wine and of strong drink;’ he shall even be the spokeman of this people.

12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob (Yaaqov), all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Yisrael; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold; they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.

13 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 יהוה on the head of them.”