New Living Translation

Micah 1

1The Lord gave this message to Micah of Moresheth during the years when Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. The visions he saw concerned both Samaria and Jerusalem.

Grief over Samaria and Jerusalem

Attention! Let all the people of the world listen!
    Let the earth and everything in it hear.
The Sovereign Lord is making accusations against you;
    the Lord speaks from his holy Temple.
Look! The Lord is coming!
    He leaves his throne in heaven
    and tramples the heights of the earth.
The mountains melt beneath his feet
    and flow into the valleys
like wax in a fire,
    like water pouring down a hill.
And why is this happening?
    Because of the rebellion of Israel[a]
    yes, the sins of the whole nation.
Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion?
    Samaria, its capital city!
Where is the center of idolatry in Judah?
    In Jerusalem, its capital!

“So I, the Lord, will make the city of Samaria
    a heap of ruins.
Her streets will be plowed up
    for planting vineyards.
I will roll the stones of her walls into the valley below,
    exposing her foundations.
All her carved images will be smashed.
    All her sacred treasures will be burned.
These things were bought with the money
    earned by her prostitution,
and they will now be carried away
    to pay prostitutes elsewhere.”

Therefore, I will mourn and lament.
    I will walk around barefoot and naked.
I will howl like a jackal
    and moan like an owl.
For my people’s wound
    is too deep to heal.
It has reached into Judah,
    even to the gates of Jerusalem.

10 Don’t tell our enemies in Gath[b];
    don’t weep at all.
You people in Beth-leaphrah,[c]
    roll in the dust to show your despair.
11 You people in Shaphir,[d]
    go as captives into exile—naked and ashamed.
The people of Zaanan[e]
    dare not come outside their walls.
The people of Beth-ezel[f] mourn,
    for their house has no support.
12 The people of Maroth[g] anxiously wait for relief,
    but only bitterness awaits them
as the Lord’s judgment reaches
    even to the gates of Jerusalem.

13 Harness your chariot horses and flee,
    you people of Lachish.[h]
You were the first city in Judah
    to follow Israel in her rebellion,
    and you led Jerusalem[i] into sin.
14 Send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath[j];
    there is no hope of saving it.
The town of Aczib[k]
    has deceived the kings of Israel.
15 O people of Mareshah,[l]
    I will bring a conqueror to capture your town.
And the leaders[m] of Israel
    will go to Adullam.

16 Oh, people of Judah, shave your heads in sorrow,
    for the children you love will be snatched away.
Make yourselves as bald as a vulture,
    for your little ones will be exiled to distant lands.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5 Hebrew Jacob; also in 1:5b. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  2. 1:10a Gath sounds like the Hebrew term for “tell.”
  3. 1:10b Beth-leaphrah means “house of dust.”
  4. 1:11a Shaphir means “pleasant.”
  5. 1:11b Zaanan sounds like the Hebrew term for “come out.”
  6. 1:11c Beth-ezel means “adjoining house.”
  7. 1:12 Maroth sounds like the Hebrew term for “bitter.”
  8. 1:13a Lachish sounds like the Hebrew term for “team of horses.”
  9. 1:13b Hebrew the daughter of Zion.
  10. 1:14a Moresheth sounds like the Hebrew term for “gift” or “dowry.”
  11. 1:14b Aczib means “deception.”
  12. 1:15a Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew term for “conqueror.”
  13. 1:15b Hebrew the glory.

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.