New International Version

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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Mikka 1:1-16

11:1 a Yer 26:18 b 1By 3:12 c 1By 3:13 d Kos 1:1 e Is 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.

21:2 a Zab 50:7 b Yer 6:19 c Lub 31:50; Ma 4:26; Is 1:2 d Zab 11:4Muwulire mmwe abantu mwenna,

muwulire mmwe ebintu byonna ebiri mu nsi, ne bonna abagirimu,

Mukama Ayinzabyonna asinziira mu yeekaalu ye entukuvu,

ng’alina by’abalumiriza.

31:3 a Is 18:4 b Am 4:13Mulabe, Mukama ajja ng’ava mu ggulu ku ntebe ye

ng’akka ku nsi ng’atambulira ku nsozi waggulu.

41:4 a Zab 46:2, 6 b Kbl 16:31; Nak 1:5N’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.

51:5 Am 8:14Bino 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?

61:6 a Am 5:11 b Ez 13:14“Noolwekyo nzija kubetenta Samaliya ngifuule ebifunfugu,

kifuuke nga ennimiro ey’okusimbamu emizabbibu.

Ndiyiwa amayinja gaakyo mu kiwonvu

N’emisingi gyakyo ne ngireka nga gyasamye.

71:7 a Ez 6:6 b Ma 9:21 c Ma 23:17-18Bakatonda 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

81:8 Is 15:3Kyendiva nkaaba ne nkuba ebiwoobe,

ne ntambula nga sambadde ngatto, era nga ndi bukunya.

Ndikaaba ng’ekibe,

ne nkuba ebiwoobe ng’abaana b’ekiwuugulu.

91:9 a Yer 46:11 b 2Bk 18:13 c Is 3:26Ekiwundu kye tekiwonyezeka,

ne Yuda ky’alwadde.

Kituukidde ddala ku mulyango gw’abantu bange,

ne ku Yerusaalemi yennyini.

Omulabe Asemberera Yerusaalemi

10Temukibuulira mu Gaasi,

temukaaba maziga n’akatono.

Mwevulungulire mu nfuufu

mu Besuleyafula.

111:11 Ez 23:29Muyiteewo nga muli bwereere nga muswadde,

mmwe ababeera mu Safiri.

Ababeera mu Zanani

tebalifuluma.

Beswezeeri ekuba ebiwoobe,

kubanga tokyalinayo buddukiro.

121:12 Yer 14:19Abo ab’omu Malosi bali mu kulumwa okw’amaanyi

nga balindirira okubeerwa,

kubanga ekibonoobono kivudde eri Mukama,

ne kituuka ne ku mulyango gwa Yerusaalemi.

131:13 Yos 10:3Mwanguwe okusiba amagaali ku mbalaasi

mmwe ababeera mu Lakisi.

Mmwe nsibuko y’ekibi

mu Bawala ba Sayuuni,

kubanga ebibi bya Isirayiri byasangibwa mu mmwe.

141:14 a 2Bk 16:8 b Yos 15:44 c Yer 15:18Noolwekyo muligabira Molesesu eky’e Gaasi

ebirabo ebimusiibula.

Ebibuga by’e Akuzibu birikakasibwa nga bya bulimba

eri bakabaka ba Isirayiri.

151:15 a Yos 15:44 b Yos 12:15Mmwe abantu b’omu Malesa,

ndibasindikira alibawangula n’abafuga.

Oyo ekitiibwa kya Isirayiri

alijja mu Adulamu.

161:16 Yob 1:20Mukungubage, 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.