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Micah 1:1-16

1The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

2Hear, you peoples, all of you,

listen, earth and all who live in it,

that the Sovereign Lord may bear witness against you,

the Lord from his holy temple.

Judgment Against Samaria and Jerusalem

3Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place;

he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.

4The mountains melt beneath him

and the valleys split apart,

like wax before the fire,

like water rushing down a slope.

5All this is because of Jacob’s transgression,

because of the sins of the people of Israel.

What is Jacob’s transgression?

Is it not Samaria?

What is Judah’s high place?

Is it not Jerusalem?

6“Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble,

a place for planting vineyards.

I will pour her stones into the valley

and lay bare her foundations.

7All her idols will be broken to pieces;

all her temple gifts will be burned with fire;

I will destroy all her images.

Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes,

as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used.”

Weeping and Mourning

8Because of this I will weep and wail;

I will go about barefoot and naked.

I will howl like a jackal

and moan like an owl.

9For Samaria’s plague is incurable;

it has spread to Judah.

It has reached the very gate of my people,

even to Jerusalem itself.

10Tell it not in Gath1:10 Gath sounds like the Hebrew for tell.;

weep not at all.

In Beth Ophrah1:10 Beth Ophrah means house of dust.

roll in the dust.

11Pass by naked and in shame,

you who live in Shaphir.1:11 Shaphir means pleasant.

Those who live in Zaanan1:11 Zaanan sounds like the Hebrew for come out.

will not come out.

Beth Ezel is in mourning;

it no longer protects you.

12Those who live in Maroth1:12 Maroth sounds like the Hebrew for bitter. writhe in pain,

waiting for relief,

because disaster has come from the Lord,

even to the gate of Jerusalem.

13You who live in Lachish,

harness fast horses to the chariot.

You are where the sin of Daughter Zion began,

for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.

14Therefore you will give parting gifts

to Moresheth Gath.

The town of Akzib1:14 Akzib means deception. will prove deceptive

to the kings of Israel.

15I will bring a conqueror against you

who live in Mareshah.1:15 Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew for conqueror.

The nobles of Israel

will flee to Adullam.

16Shave your head in mourning

for the children in whom you delight;

make yourself as bald as the vulture,

for they will go from you into exile.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Mika 1:1-16

1Awurade de saa nsɛm yi brɛɛ Moresetni Mika1.1 Mika asekyerɛ ne “Hwan na ɔte sɛ Awurade.” Samaria ne Yerusalem: Saa nkuropɔn mmienu yi gyina hɔ ma Israel ne Yuda. Atemmuo a Mika hyɛɛ ho nkɔm no fa aman mmienu no ho na ɛmfa wɔn nkuropɔn no nko ho. ɛberɛ a na Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia di adeɛ wɔ Yuda no. Anisoadehunu a ɔhunuiɛ fa Samaria ne Yerusalem ho.

2Monyɛ aso, mo nnipa nyinaa,

montie, asase ne mo a mote so nyinaa.

Otumfoɔ Awurade redi adanseɛ atia mo,

ɔkasa firi nʼasɔredan kronkron no mu.

Atemmuo A Ɛtia Samaria Ne Yerusalem

3Monhwɛ! Awurade firi nʼatenaeɛ reba;

ɔresiane na ɔnante asase sorɔnsorɔmmea so.

4Mmepɔ nane wɔ nʼase,

mmɔnhwa mu paepae

te sɛ ama a aka ogya,

te sɛ nsuo a ɛsiane ɔherɛ so firi kokoɔ so.

5Yei nyinaa yɛ Yakob nnebɔne,

ne bɔne ahodoɔ a ɛwɔ Israel efie enti.

Yakob nnebɔne ne sɛn?

Ɛnyɛ Samaria anaa?

Na ɛhe ne Yuda sorɔnsorɔmmea?

Ɛnyɛ Yerusalem anaa?

6“Enti mɛyɛ Samaria kuro no mmubuiɛ sie,

baabi a wɔbɛyɛ bobe turo.

Mehwie nʼaboɔ agu bɔnhwa mu

ama ne fapem ho ada hɔ.

7Wɔbɛbubu nʼahoni nyinaa mu asinasini;

wɔde ogya bɛhyɛ nʼasɔredan mu ayɛyɛdeɛ nyinaa.

Mɛsɛe ne nsɛsodeɛ nyinaa.

Esiane sɛ nʼakyɛdeɛ a waboa ano no nyinaa

ɔnya firii adwamanfoɔ akatua mu no enti

wɔde bɛma adwamanfoɔ.”

Osu Ne Awerɛhoɔ

8Yeinom enti mɛsu atwa agyaadwoɔ;

mede adagya bɛnante na mennhyɛ mpaboa.

Mɛpɔ so sɛ odompo

na masu sɛ ɔpatuo.

9Nʼapirakuro no wuo ayɛ den;

abɛduru Yuda.

Abɛduru me nkurɔfoɔ ɛpono ano

mpo aduru Yerusalem ankasa.

10Monnka no wɔ Gat

monnsu koraa

Mo a mowɔ Bet-Leafra deɛ

monyantam mfuturo mu.

11Monsene nkɔ adagya ne aniwuo mu,

mo a mote Safir.

Wɔn a wɔte Saanan ntumi mpue

Bet-Esel wɔ awerɛhoɔ mu;

ɛfiri sɛ, wo hɔ na ɔnya ne banbɔ.

12Wɔn a wɔte Marot de ɔyea nukanuka wɔ mu

de twɛn mmoa,

ɛfiri sɛ amanehunu a ɛfiri Awurade hɔ aba

abɛduru Yerusalem ɛpono ano.

13Mo a mote Lakis,

monsiesie nteaseɛnam no.

Mo ne bɔne farebae

ma Ɔbabaa Sion,

na modii Israel anim kɔɔ bɔne mu.

14Enti mode ntetemu akyɛdeɛ bɛma Moreset-Gat,

Aksib kuro bɛdaadaa Israel ahemfo.

15Mede nkonimdifoɔ bɛtoa mo

mo a mote Maresa.

Deɛ ɔyɛ Israel onimuonyamfoɔ no

bɛba Adulam.

16Monyi mo tirinwi mfa nni awerɛhoɔ,

wɔ mma a mo ani gye wɔn ho no ho;

mommɔ tikwa te sɛ ɔpete,

ɛfiri sɛ, wɔbɛfa wɔn afiri mo nkyɛn

akɔ nnommumfa mu.