Matthew Bible

Micah 2

Against oppression.

Micah 2:1 O wo vnto them, that Imagyn to do harme, & deuyse vngracyousnesse vpon their beddes, to perfourme it in the cleare daye: for there power is agaynst God. Micah 2:2 When they couet to haue lande, they take it by vyolence, they robbe men of their houses. Thus they oppresse a man for his house, & euery man for hys heretage. Micah 2:3 Therfore thus sayeth the Lorde: Beholde agaynst thys housholde haue I deuysed a plage, wherout ye shal not plucke your neckes: Ye shal nomore go so proudely, for it wyll be a perlous tyme.

A lamentation.

Micah 2:4 In that daye shall thys terme be vsed, and a mournynge shalbe made ouer you on thys maner: We be vtterly desolate, the porcyon of my people is translated. When wyll he parte vnto vs the lande, that he hath taken from vs? Micah 2:5 Neuertheles there shalbe no man to deuyde the thy porcyon in the congregacyon of the Lorde. Micah 2:6 Tush, holde youre tunge (saye they.) It shall not fall vpon thys people, we shall not come so to confusyon,

A reproof of injustice and idolatry.

Micah 2:7 sayeth the house of Iacob. Is the sprete of the Lorde so cleane awaye? or is he so mynded? Trueth it is, my wordes are frendly vnto them that lyue right: Micah 2:8 but my people doth the contrary, therfore must I take parte agaynst them: for they take awaye both cote and cloke from the symyle. Ie haue turned youre selues to fyght, Micah 2:9 the wemen of my people haue ye shot out from their good houses, and taken away my excellent gyftes from their chyldren. Micah 2:10 Vp, get you hence, for here shall ye haue no rest. Because of their Idolatrye they are corrupte, & shall myserably perishe. Micah 2:11 If I were a fleshlye felowe, & a preacher of lyes, & tolde them that they myght syt bebbynge & bollyng, and be droncken: O that were a Prophete for this people.

A promise of restoring Jacob.

Micah 2:12 But I wyll gather the in dede, O Iacob, & dryue the remnaunt of Israell all together I shall cary them one wyth another, as a flocke in the folde, and as the catell in their stalles, that they maye be dysquyeted of other men. Micah 2:13 Who so breaketh the gappe, he shall go before. They shal breake vp þe porte, and go in and out at it. Their kynge shall go before them, and the Lorde shallbe vpon the head of them.

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