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Michoh 2 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

Hoy (Woe) to them that devise aven (iniquity), and plot rah (evil) upon their mishkavim (beds)! At ohr haboker they carry it out, because it is in the power of their hand.

And they covet sadot, and seize them; and batim (houses), and take them away; so they oppress a man and his bais, even a man and his nachalah (inheritance).

Therefore thus saith Hashem: Hineni, against this mishpochah do I plan a ra’ah, from which ye shall not remove your tzavarot (necks); neither shall ye walk haughtily; for an et ra’ah (time of evil) it is.

In Yom HaHu shall one take up a mashal against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly ruined; He (Hashem) hath changed the chelek of Ami (my People); how hath He (Hashem) removed it from me! To the shovev (faithless, apostate) He (Hashem) apportions our sadot.

Therefore thou shalt have none that shall divide for you the land by lot in the Kahal Hashem.

Prophesy ye not, they prophesy; but if they [Hashem’s nevi’im] do not prophesy concerning these things, kellimot (disgraces, reproaches) will not be turned back.

O thou that art named Bais Yaakov, is the Ruach [Hakodesh] of Hashem angry? Are these His doings? Do not My words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

Even of late Ami is risen up as an oyev (enemy); ye pull off the cloak from the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse to milchamah (war).

The women of Ami have ye cast out from their pleasant homes; from their ollalim have ye taken away My glory l’olam.

10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not the menuchah (the place of rest); because of the tameah (defilement) that brings sore destruction.

11 If a man, walking after the wind and sheker, do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of yayin and of strong drink; he shall even be the mattif (preacher) of Am HaZeh (this people).

12 I will surely assemble, O Ya’akov, all of thee; I will surely gather the She’erit Yisroel; I will put them together like the tzon of the pen, like the eder (flock) in the meadow; they shall throng with people.

13 The one who breaks through comes up before them; they break through, and pass through the sha’ar, and go out by it; and their Melech [Moshiach, Hoshea 3:5] goes before them, and Hashem at their head.

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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Micah 2 New International Version (NIV)

Human Plans and God’s Plans

Woe to those who plan iniquity,
    to those who plot evil on their beds!
At morning’s light they carry it out
    because it is in their power to do it.
They covet fields and seize them,
    and houses, and take them.
They defraud people of their homes,
    they rob them of their inheritance.

Therefore, the Lord says:

“I am planning disaster against this people,
    from which you cannot save yourselves.
You will no longer walk proudly,
    for it will be a time of calamity.
In that day people will ridicule you;
    they will taunt you with this mournful song:
‘We are utterly ruined;
    my people’s possession is divided up.
He takes it from me!
    He assigns our fields to traitors.’”

Therefore you will have no one in the assembly of the Lord
    to divide the land by lot.

False Prophets

“Do not prophesy,” their prophets say.
    “Do not prophesy about these things;
    disgrace will not overtake us.
You descendants of Jacob, should it be said,
    “Does the Lord become[a] impatient?
    Does he do such things?”

“Do not my words do good
    to the one whose ways are upright?
Lately my people have risen up
    like an enemy.
You strip off the rich robe
    from those who pass by without a care,
    like men returning from battle.
You drive the women of my people
    from their pleasant homes.
You take away my blessing
    from their children forever.
10 Get up, go away!
    For this is not your resting place,
because it is defiled,
    it is ruined, beyond all remedy.
11 If a liar and deceiver comes and says,
    ‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’
    that would be just the prophet for this people!

Deliverance Promised

12 “I will surely gather all of you, Jacob;
    I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel.
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
    like a flock in its pasture;
    the place will throng with people.
13 The One who breaks open the way will go up before them;
    they will break through the gate and go out.
Their King will pass through before them,
    the Lord at their head.”


  1. Micah 2:7 Or Is the Spirit of the Lord
New International Version (NIV)

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