The Message

Micah 1

1God’s Message as it came to Micah of Moresheth. It came during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. It had to do with what was going on in Samaria and Jerusalem.

God Takes the Witness Stand

Listen, people—all of you.
    Listen, earth, and everyone in it:
The Master, God, takes the witness stand against you,
    the Master from his Holy Temple.

3-5 Look, here he comes! God, from his place!
    He comes down and strides across mountains and hills.
Mountains sink under his feet,
    valleys split apart;
The rock mountains crumble into gravel,
    the river valleys leak like sieves.
All this because of Jacob’s sin,
    because Israel’s family did wrong.
You ask, “So what is Jacob’s sin?”
    Just look at Samaria—isn’t it obvious?
And all the sex-and-religion shrines in Judah—
    isn’t Jerusalem responsible?

6-7 “I’m turning Samaria into a heap of rubble,
    a vacant lot littered with garbage.
I’ll dump the stones from her buildings in the valley
    and leave her abandoned foundations exposed.
All her carved and cast gods and goddesses
    will be sold for stove wood and scrap metal,
All her sacred fertility groves
    burned to the ground,
All the sticks and stones she worshiped as gods,
    destroyed.
These were her earnings from her life as a whore.
    This is what happens to the fees of a whore.”

8-9 This is why I lament and mourn.
    This is why I go around in rags and barefoot.
This is why I howl like a pack of coyotes,
    and moan like a mournful owl in the night.
God has inflicted punishing wounds;
    Judah has been wounded with no healing in sight.
Judgment has marched through the city gates.
    Jerusalem must face the charges.

10-16 Don’t gossip about this in Telltown.
    Don’t waste your tears.
In Dustville,
    roll in the dust.
In Alarmtown,
    the alarm is sounded.
The citizens of Exitburgh
    will never get out alive.
Lament, Last-Stand City:
    There’s nothing in you left standing.
The villagers of Bittertown
    wait in vain for sweet peace.
Harsh judgment has come from God
    and entered Peace City.
All you who live in Chariotville,
    get in your chariots for flight.
You led the daughter of Zion
    into trusting not God but chariots.
Similar sins in Israel
    also got their start in you.
Go ahead and give your good-bye gifts
    to Good-byeville.
Miragetown beckoned
    but disappointed Israel’s kings.
Inheritance City
    has lost its inheritance.
Glorytown
    has seen its last of glory.
Shave your heads in mourning
    over the loss of your precious towns.
Go bald as a goose egg—they’ve gone
    into exile and aren’t coming back.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Mika 1

1Ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tí ó tọ Mika ará Moreṣeti wá ní àkókò ìjọba Jotamu, Ahasi, àti Hesekiah, àwọn ọba Juda nìwọ̀nyí, ìran tí ó rí nípa Samaria àti Jerusalẹmu.

Ẹ gbọ́, gbogbo ẹ̀yin ènìyàn,
    fetísílẹ̀, ìwọ ayé àti gbogbo ohun tó wà níbẹ̀,
Olúwa Olódùmarè lè ṣe ẹlẹ́rìí sí yín,
    Olúwa láti inú tẹmpili mímọ́ rẹ̀ wá.

Ìdájọ́ tí o lòdì sí Samaria àti Jerusalẹmu

Wò ó! Olúwa ń bọ̀ wá láti ibùgbé rẹ̀;
    yóò sọ̀kalẹ̀, yóò sì tẹ ibi gíga ayé mọ́lẹ̀.
Àwọn òkè ńlá yóò sí yọ́ lábẹ́ rẹ̀,
    àwọn Àfonífojì yóò sì pínyà,
bí idà níwájú iná,
    bí omi tí ó ń sàn lọ ni ibi gẹ̀rẹ́gẹ̀rẹ́.
Nítorí ìré-òfin-kọjá Jakọbu ni gbogbo èyí,
    àti nítorí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ilé Israẹli.
Kí ni ìré-òfin-kọjá Jakọbu?
    Ǹjẹ́ Samaria ha kọ?
Kí ni àwọn ibi gíga Juda?
    Ǹjẹ́ Jerusalẹmu ha kọ?

“Nítorí náà, èmi yóò ṣe Samaria bí òkìtì lórí pápá,
    bí ibi ti à ń lò fún gbígbin ọgbà àjàrà.
Èmi yóò gbá àwọn òkúta rẹ̀ dànù sínú àfonífojì.
    Èmi yóò sí tú ìpilẹ̀ṣẹ̀ rẹ̀ palẹ̀.
Gbogbo àwọn ère fínfín rẹ̀ ni a ó fọ́ sí wẹ́wẹ́
    gbogbo àwọn ẹ̀bùn tẹmpili rẹ̀ ni a ó fi iná sun:
    Èmi yóò sì pa gbogbo àwọn òrìṣà rẹ̀ run.
Nítorí tí ó ti kó àwọn ẹ̀bùn rẹ̀ jọ láti inú owó èrè panṣágà,
    gẹ́gẹ́ bí owó èrè panṣágà, wọn yóò sì tún padà sí owó iṣẹ́ panṣágà.”

Ẹkún òun ọfọ̀

Nítorí èyí, èmi yóò sì sọkún,
    èmi yóò sì pohùnréré ẹkún:
èmi yóò máa lọ ní ẹsẹ̀ lásán àti ní ìhòhò
    Èmi yóò ké bí akátá,
    èmi yóò sì máa dárò bí àwọn ọmọ ògòǹgò.
Nítorí tí ọgbẹ́ rẹ̀ jẹ́ aláìlèwòtán;
    ó sì ti wá sí Juda.
Ó sì ti dé ẹnu-bodè àwọn ènìyàn mi,
    àní sí Jerusalẹmu.
10 Ẹ má ṣe sọ ní Gati
    ẹ má ṣe sọkún rárá.
Ní ilẹ̀ Beti-Ofra
    mo yí ara mi nínú eruku.
11 Ẹ kọjá lọ ni ìhòhò àti ni ìtìjú,
    ìwọ tí ó ń gbé ni Ṣafiri.
Àwọn tí ó ń gbé ni Ṣaanani
    kì yóò sì jáde wá.
Beti-Eseli wà nínú ọ̀fọ̀;
    A ó sì gba ààbò rẹ̀ kúrò lọ́wọ́ yin.
12 Nítorí àwọn tí ó ń gbé ni Marati ń retí ìre,
    Ṣùgbọ́n ibi sọ̀kalẹ̀ ti ọ̀dọ̀ Olúwa wá sí ẹnu-bodè Jerusalẹmu.
13 Ìwọ olùgbé Lakiṣi,
    dì kẹ̀kẹ́ mọ́ ẹranko tí ó yára.
Òun sì ni ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ẹ̀ṣẹ̀
    sí àwọn ọmọbìnrin Sioni,
    nítorí a rí àìṣedéédéé Israẹli nínú rẹ̀.
14 Nítorí náà ni ìwọ ó ṣe fi ìwé ìkọ̀sílẹ̀
    fún Moreṣeti Gati.
Àwọn ilé Aksibu yóò jẹ́ ẹlẹ́tàn sí àwọn ọba Israẹli.
15 Èmi yóò sì mú àrólé kan wá sórí rẹ ìwọ olùgbé Meraṣa.
    Ẹni tí ó jẹ́ ògo Israẹli
    yóò sì wá sí Adullamu.
16 Fá irun orí rẹ nínú ọ̀fọ̀
    nítorí àwọn ọmọ rẹ aláìlágbára,
sọ ra rẹ̀ di apárí bí ẹyẹ igún,
    nítorí wọn yóò kúrò lọ́dọ̀ rẹ lọ sí ìgbèkùn.