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Micah 1

Destruction in Israel and Judah

1The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw [through divine revelation] concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.


Hear, O peoples, all of you;
Listen closely, O earth and all that is in it,
And let the Lord God be witness [giving a testimony of the judgment] against you,
The Lord from His holy temple [in the heavens].

For behold, the Lord is coming down from His place
He shall come down and tread [in judgment] on the high places of the earth.

The mountains shall melt under Him
And the valleys shall be split
Like wax before the fire,
Like waters poured down a steep place.

All this is because of the rebellion and apostasy of [a]Jacob
And for the sins of the house of Israel (the Northern Kingdom).
What is the rebellion and apostasy of Jacob?
Is it not [the abandonment of God in order to worship the idols of] Samaria?
What are the high places [of idolatry] in Judah (the Southern Kingdom)?
Are they not Jerusalem [the capital and center of corruption]?

Therefore I [the Lord] shall make Samaria a [b]heap of ruins [and of stones and arable land] in the open country,
A place for planting vineyards;
And I will pour her stones down into the ravine
And lay bare her foundations.

All her idols shall be broken in pieces,
All her earnings [from her idolatry] shall be burned with fire,
And all her images I shall make desolate;
For from the earnings of a prostitute she collected them,
And to the earnings of a prostitute they shall return.


Because of this I [Micah] must lament (mourn over with expressions of grief) and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked [without outer garments as if robbed];
I must wail like the jackals
And lament [with a loud, mournful cry] like the ostriches.

For Samaria’s wound is incurable,
For it has come to Judah;
The enemy has reached the gate of my people,
Even to Jerusalem.
10 
[c]Announce it not in Gath [in Philistia],
Weep not at all [and in this way betray your grief to Gentiles];
In Beth-le-aphrah (House of Dust) roll in the dust [among your own people].
11 
Go on your way [into exile—stripped of beauty, disarmed], inhabitants of Shaphir (Beautiful), in shameful nakedness.
The inhabitant of Zaanan (Go Out) does not go out [of the house];
The wailing of Beth-ezel (House of Removal) will take away from you its support.
12 
For the inhabitant of Maroth (Bitterness)
Writhes in pain [at its losses] and waits anxiously for good,
Because a catastrophe has come down from the Lord
To the gate of Jerusalem.
13 
Harness the chariot to the team of horses [to escape the invasion],
O inhabitant of Lachish—
She was the beginning of sin
To the Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem)—
Because in you were found
The rebellious acts of Israel.
14 
Therefore you will give parting gifts
On behalf of Moresheth-gath (Micah’s home);
The houses of Achzib (Place of Deceit) will become a deception
To the kings of Israel.
15 
Moreover, I will bring on you
The one who takes possession,
O inhabitant of Mareshah (Prominent Place).
The glory (nobility) of Israel will enter Adullam [seeking refuge].
16 
Make yourself bald [in mourning]—shave off your hair
For the children of your delight;
Remain as bald as the eagle,
For your children will be taken from you into exile.

Notas al pie

  1. Micah 1:5 I.e. an alternate name for Israel. The capital city was Samaria.
  2. Micah 1:6 Omri king of Israel (the Northern Kingdom—the ten tribes) purchased the hill on which he built Samaria, his capital city, for two talents of silver. It served both as a center for the worship of idols and as the capital of Israel until it was captured by Sargon king of Assyria in 721 b.c. This victory marked the end of the kingdom of the ten tribes.
  3. Micah 1:10 Micah uses a play on words as he denounces the cities in vv 10-15.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Mikka 1

1Mu mirembe Yuda gye yagenda efugibwa bakabaka bano: Yosamu, ne Akazi, ne Keezeekiya, Mikka eyali Omumolasuuti, yafuna obubaka obuva eri Mukama, obukwata ku kibuga Samaliya ne Yerusaalemi.

Muwulire mmwe abantu mwenna,
    muwulire mmwe ebintu byonna ebiri mu nsi, ne bonna abagirimu,
Mukama Ayinzabyonna asinziira mu yeekaalu ye entukuvu,
    ng’alina by’abalumiriza.
Mulabe, Mukama ajja ng’ava mu ggulu ku ntebe ye
    ng’akka ku nsi ng’atambulira ku nsozi waggulu.
N’ensozi zirisaanuukira wansi w’ebigere bye
    era n’ebiwonvu ne byatika ne bisaanuuka
ng’ebisenge by’emizindu by’enjuki ebyokeddwa omuliro,
    ng’amazzi g’ekiyiriro bwe gakulukuta ku lusozi nga gayirira ku bbangabanga.
Bino byonna biribeerawo olw’okwonoona kwa Yakobo,
    olw’ebibi by’ennyumba ya Isirayiri.
Ekibi kya Yakobo kye kiruwa?
    Si ye Samaliya?
Kifo ki ekigulumivu ekya Yuda?
    Si Yerusaalemi?

“Noolwekyo nzija kubetenta Samaliya ngifuule ebifunfugu,
    kifuuke nga ennimiro ey’okusimbamu emizabbibu.
Ndiyiwa amayinja gaakyo mu kiwonvu
    N’emisingi gyakyo ne ngireka nga gyasamye.
Bakatonda baakyo bonna be basinza, balisekulwasekulwa;
    ebintu byonna ebyaweebwayo ng’ebirabo mu yeekaalu biriggya omuliro;
    ndizikiriza bakatonda baakyo bonna be beekolera.
Ng’ebirabo ebyo bwe byafunibwa mu bwenzi,
    bwe bityo bwe biritwalibwa mu bwenzi ne bikozesebwa.”

Okukaaba n’Okukungubaga

Kyendiva nkaaba ne nkuba ebiwoobe,
    ne ntambula nga sambadde ngatto, era nga ndi bukunya.
Ndikaaba ng’ekibe,
    ne nkuba ebiwoobe ng’abaana b’ekiwuugulu.
Ekiwundu kye tekiwonyezeka,
    ne Yuda ky’alwadde.
Kituukidde ddala ku mulyango gw’abantu bange,
    ne ku Yerusaalemi yennyini.

Omulabe Asemberera Yerusaalemi

10 Temukibuulira mu Gaasi,
    temukaaba maziga n’akatono.
Mwevulungulire mu nfuufu
    mu Besuleyafula.
11 Muyiteewo nga muli bwereere nga muswadde,
    mmwe ababeera mu Safiri.
Ababeera mu Zanani
    tebalifuluma.
Beswezeeri ekuba ebiwoobe,
    kubanga tokyalinayo buddukiro.
12 Abo ab’omu Malosi bali mu kulumwa okw’amaanyi
    nga balindirira okubeerwa,
kubanga ekibonoobono kivudde eri Mukama,
    ne kituuka ne ku mulyango gwa Yerusaalemi.
13 Mwanguwe okusiba amagaali ku mbalaasi
    mmwe ababeera mu Lakisi.
Mmwe nsibuko y’ekibi
    mu Bawala ba Sayuuni,
kubanga ebibi bya Isirayiri byasangibwa mu mmwe.
14 Noolwekyo muligabira Molesesu eky’e Gaasi
    ebirabo ebimusiibula.
Ebibuga by’e Akuzibu birikakasibwa nga bya bulimba
    eri bakabaka ba Isirayiri.
15 Mmwe abantu b’omu Malesa,
    ndibasindikira alibawangula n’abafuga.
Oyo ekitiibwa kya Isirayiri
    alijja mu Adulamu.
16 Mukungubage, n’emitwe mugimwe
    olw’abaana bammwe be mwesiimisa;
mumwe enviiri zammwe nga mukungubaga, emitwe gyammwe gibe ng’egy’ensega,
    kubanga abaana bammwe balibaggyibwako ne batwalibwa mu buwaŋŋanguse.