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Miqueas 1

1Ésta es la palabra que el Señor dirigió a Miqueas de Moréset, durante los reinados de Jotán, Acaz y Ezequías, reyes de Judá. Ésta es la visión que tuvo acerca de Samaria y de Jerusalén.

La venida del Señor

Escuchad, pueblos todos;
    presta atención, tierra
    y todo lo que hay en ella.
Desde su santo templo
    el Señor, el Señor omnipotente,
    será testigo contra vosotros.
¡Mirad! Ya sale el Señor de su morada;
    ya baja y se encamina
    hacia las cumbres de la tierra.
A su paso se derriten las montañas
    como la cera junto al fuego;
se parten en dos los valles
    como partidos por el agua de un torrente.
Y todo esto por la transgresión de Jacob,
    por los pecados del pueblo de Israel.
¿Acaso no representa Samaria
    la transgresión de Jacob?
¿Y no es acaso en Jerusalén
    donde están los santuarios paganos de Judá?
Dejaré Samaria hecha un montón de ruinas:
    ¡convertida en campo arado para viñedos!
Arrojaré sus piedras al valle,
    y pondré al descubierto sus cimientos.
Todos sus ídolos serán hechos pedazos;
    toda su paga de prostituta será arrojada al fuego.
Yo destrozaré todas sus imágenes.
Todo cuanto ganó como prostituta,
    en paga de prostituta se convertirá.

Lamento de Miqueas

Por eso lloraré y gritaré de dolor,
    y andaré descalzo y desnudo.
Aullaré como chacal
    y gemiré como avestruz.
Porque la herida de Samaria es incurable:
    ha llegado hasta Judá.
Se ha extendido hasta mi pueblo,
    ¡hasta la entrada misma de Jerusalén!
10 No lo anunciéis en Gat,[a]
    no os entreguéis al llanto;
¡revolcaos de dolor
    en el polvo de Bet Leafrá![b]
11 Habitantes de Safir,[c]
    emigrad desnudos y humillados.
Los habitantes de Zanán[d]
    no se atrevieron a salir.
Bet Ésel está gimiendo,
    y va a retirarles su apoyo.
12 Se retuercen esperando el bien,
    los habitantes de Marot;[e]
el Señor ha enviado el mal
    hasta la entrada misma de Jerusalén.
13 Habitantes de Laquis,[f]
    ¡enganchad al carro los corceles!
Con vosotros comenzó el pecado de la hija de Sión;
    en vosotros se hallaron los delitos de Israel.
14 Por tanto, despedios de Moréset Gat.
Los edificios de la ciudad de Aczib[g]
    son una trampa para los reyes de Israel.
15 Habitantes de Maresá,[h]
    yo enviaré contra vosotros un conquistador,
y hasta Adulán irá a parar
    la flor y nata de Israel.
16 Así que rasúrate la barba y rápate la cabeza;
    haz duelo por tus amados hijos;
agranda tu calva como la del buitre,
    pues tus hijos te serán arrebatados.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:10 En hebreo, Gatsuena como el verbo que significa anunciéis.
  2. 1:10 En hebreo, Bet Leafrásignifica casa de polvo.
  3. 1:11 En hebreo, Safirsignifica placentero.
  4. 1:11 En hebreo, Zanánsuena como el verbo que significa salir.
  5. 1:12 En hebreo, Marotsuena como la palabra que significa amargura.
  6. 1:13 En hebreo, Laquissuena como la palabra que significa corceles.
  7. 1:14 En hebreo, Aczibsignifica destrucción.
  8. 1:15 En hebreo, Maresásuena como la palabra que significa conquistador.

Amplified Bible

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.