New International Reader's Version

Micah 1

1A message from the Lord came to Micah. He was from the town of Moresheth. The message came while Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. This is the vision Micah saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. Here is what he said.

Listen to me, all you nations!
    Earth and everyone who lives in it, pay attention!
The Lord and King will be a witness against you.
    The Lord will speak from his holy temple in heaven.

The Lord Will Judge Samaria and Jerusalem

The Lord is about to come down
    from his home in heaven.
    He rules over even the highest places on earth.
The mountains will melt under him
    like wax near a fire.
The valleys will be broken apart
    by water rushing down a slope.
All this will happen because
    Jacob’s people have done what is wrong.
The people of Israel
    have committed many sins.
Who is to blame
    for the wrong things Jacob has done?
    Samaria!
Who is to blame for the high places
    where Judah’s people worship other gods?
    Jerusalem!

So the Lord says,

“I will turn Samaria into a pile of trash.
    It will become a place for planting vineyards.
I will dump its stones down into the valley.
    And I will destroy it
    down to its very foundations.
All the statues of Samaria’s gods
    will be broken to pieces.
All the gifts its people gave to temple prostitutes
    will be burned with fire.
    I will destroy all the statues of its gods.
Samaria collected gifts that were paid to temple prostitutes.
    So the Assyrians will use the gifts
    to pay their own temple prostitutes.”

Micah Weeps Over His People

I will weep and mourn because Samaria will be destroyed.
    I’ll walk around barefoot and naked.
I’ll bark like a wild dog.
    I’ll hoot like an owl.
Samaria’s plague can’t be healed.
    The plague has spread to Judah.
It has spread right up to the gate of my people.
    It has spread to Jerusalem itself.
10 Don’t tell the people of Gath about it.
    Don’t let them see you weep.
    People in Beth Ophrah, roll in the dust.
11 You who live in the town of Shaphir,
    leave naked and in shame.
Those who live in Zaanan
    won’t come out to help you.
The people in Beth Ezel will mourn.
    They won’t be able to help keep you safe any longer.
12 Those who live in Maroth will groan with pain
    as they wait for help.
That’s because the Lord will bring trouble on them.
    It will reach the very gate of Jerusalem.
13 You who live in Lachish,
    get your fast horses ready to pull their chariots.
You trust in military power.
    Lachish was where sin began
    for the people of Zion.
The wrong things Israel did
    were also done by you.
14 People of Judah, you might as well say goodbye
    to Moresheth near Gath.
The town of Akzib won’t give any help
    to the kings of Israel.
15 An enemy will attack
    you who live in Mareshah.
Israel’s nobles will have to run away
    and hide in the cave of Adullam.
16 The children you enjoy so much
    will be taken away as prisoners.
So shave your heads and mourn.
    Make them as bare as the head of a vulture.

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.