1The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.1.2 all ye…: Heb. ye people, all of them1.2 all that…: Heb. the fulness thereof 3For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. 4And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.1.4 a steep…: Heb. a descent 5For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem? 6Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof. 7And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
8Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.1.8 owls: Heb. daughters of the owl 9For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.1.9 her…: or, she is grievously sick of her wounds
10¶ Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.1.10 Aphrah: that is, Dust 11Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy shame naked: the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Beth-ezel; he shall receive of you his standing.1.11 thou…: or, thou that dwellest fairly1.11 inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress1.11 Zaanan: or, The country of flocks1.11 Beth-ezel: or, A place near 12For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.1.12 inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress1.12 waited…: or, was grieved 13O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.1.13 inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress 14Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.1.14 to…: or, for Moresheth-gath1.14 Achzib: that is, A lie 15Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.1.15 inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress1.15 he…: or, the glory of Israel shall, etc 16Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee.
1Awurade de saa nsɛm yi brɛɛ Moresetni Mika1.1 Mika nkyerɛase ne “Hena na ɔte sɛ Awurade,” a ɛfa Samaria ne Yerusalem ho: Saa nkuropɔn abien yi gyina hɔ ma Israel ne Yuda. Atemmu a Mika hyɛɛ ho nkɔm no fa aman abien no ho na ɛmfa wɔn nkuropɔn no nko ho. bere a na Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia di ade wɔ Yuda no. Anisoade a ohu faa Samaria ne Yerusalem ho.
2Monyɛ aso, mo nnipa nyinaa,
muntie, asase ne mo a mote so nyinaa.
Otumfo Awurade redi adanse atia mo,
ɔkasa fi nʼasɔredan kronkron no mu.
Atemmu A Etia Samaria Ne Yerusalem
3Monhwɛ! Awurade fi nʼatenae reba;
ɔresian na ɔnam asase sorɔnsorɔmmea so.
4Mmepɔw nan wɔ nʼase,
aku mu paapae
te sɛ ama a aka ogya,
te sɛ nsu a ɛresian waa fi koko so.
5Eyi nyinaa yɛ Yakob nnebɔne,
ne bɔne ahorow a ɛwɔ Israel fi nti.
Yakob nnebɔne ne dɛn?
Ɛnyɛ Samaria ana?
Na he ne Yuda sorɔnsorɔmmea?
Ɛnyɛ Yerusalem ana?
6“Enti mɛyɛ Samaria kurow no nnwiriwii siw,
baabi a wɔbɛyɛ bobe turo.
Mehwie nʼabo agu obon mu
ama ne fapem ho ada hɔ.
7Wobebubu nʼahoni nyinaa mu asinasin;
wɔde ogya bɛhyew nʼasɔredan mu ayɛyɛde nyinaa.
Mɛsɛe ne nsɛsode nyinaa.
Esiane sɛ nʼakyɛde a waboa ano no nyinaa,
onya fii nguamanfo akatua mu no nti
wɔde bɛma nguamanfo.”
Osu Ne Awerɛhow
8Eyinom nti mesu atwa agyaadwo;
mede adagyaw bɛnantew na merenhyɛ mpaboa.
Mɛworo so sɛ odompo
na masu sɛ patu.
9Nʼapirakuru no wu ayɛ den;
Abedu me nkurɔfo pon ano
mpo adu Yerusalem ankasa.
10Monnka no wɔ Gat
Mo a mowɔ Bet-Leafra de,
monyantam mfutuma mu.
11Monsen nkɔ adagyaw ne aniwu mu,
mo a mote Safir.
Wɔn a wɔte Saanan ntumi mpue.
Bet-Esel wɔ awerɛhow mu;
efisɛ, wo hɔ na onya ne bammɔ.
12Wɔn a wɔte Marot de ɔyaw nunununu wɔn mu
de twɛn mmoa,
efisɛ amanehunu a efi Awurade hɔ aba
abedu Yerusalem pon ano.
13Mo a mote Lakis,
munsiesie nteaseɛnam no.
Mone bɔne farebae
ma Ɔbabea Sion,
na mudii Israel anim kɔɔ bɔne mu.
14Enti mode ntetewmu akyɛde bɛma Moreset-Gat,
Aksib kurow bɛdaadaa Israel ahemfo.
15Mede nkonimdifo bɛtoa mo;
mo a mote Maresa.
Nea ɔyɛ Israel onuonyamfo no
16Munyi mo tinwi mfa nni awerɛhow,
wɔ mma a mo ani gye wɔn ho no ho;
mommɔ tikwaw te sɛ opete,
efisɛ, wɔbɛfa wɔn afi mo nkyɛn
akɔ nnommum mu.