New International Version

Micah 1

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.

Hear, 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

Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place;
    he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.
The mountains melt beneath him
    and the valleys split apart,
like wax before the fire,
    like water rushing down a slope.
All 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?

“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.
All 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

Because 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.
For Samaria’s plague is incurable;
    it has spread to Judah.
It has reached the very gate of my people,
    even to Jerusalem itself.
10 Tell it not in Gath[a];
    weep not at all.
In Beth Ophrah[b]
    roll in the dust.
11 Pass by naked and in shame,
    you who live in Shaphir.[c]
Those who live in Zaanan[d]
    will not come out.
Beth Ezel is in mourning;
    it no longer protects you.
12 Those who live in Maroth[e] writhe in pain,
    waiting for relief,
because disaster has come from the Lord,
    even to the gate of Jerusalem.
13 You 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.
14 Therefore you will give parting gifts
    to Moresheth Gath.
The town of Akzib[f] will prove deceptive
    to the kings of Israel.
15 I will bring a conqueror against you
    who live in Mareshah.[g]
The nobles of Israel
    will flee to Adullam.
16 Shave 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.

Footnotes

  1. Micah 1:10 Gath sounds like the Hebrew for tell.
  2. Micah 1:10 Beth Ophrah means house of dust.
  3. Micah 1:11 Shaphir means pleasant.
  4. Micah 1:11 Zaanan sounds like the Hebrew for come out.
  5. Micah 1:12 Maroth sounds like the Hebrew for bitter.
  6. Micah 1:14 Akzib means deception.
  7. Micah 1:15 Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew for conqueror.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

彌迦書 1

1猶大王約坦、亞哈斯和希西迦執政期間,耶和華把祂的話傳給了摩利沙人彌迦。他看到了有關撒瑪利亞和耶路撒冷的異象。

審判將臨

萬民啊,
你們都要聽!
大地和地上的萬物啊,
你們要側耳傾聽!
主耶和華從祂的聖殿裡作證指控你們。
看啊,耶和華離開祂的居所,
從天降臨,
腳踏大地的高處。
群山在祂腳下熔化,
猶如火中的蠟;
山谷崩裂,
岩石如水沿山坡傾瀉。
這一切都是因為雅各的叛逆,
以色列家的罪惡。
雅各的叛逆在哪裡呢?
豈不是在撒瑪利亞嗎?
猶大的邱壇在哪裡呢?
豈不是在耶路撒冷嗎?
「所以,我耶和華要使撒瑪利亞淪為荒野的廢墟,
成為種葡萄的地方。
我要把她的石頭拋進山谷,
直到露出她的根基。
她所有的神像都要被打碎,
她所得的淫資都要化為灰燼;
我要毀滅她的一切偶像。
她以淫資得來的偶像,
也要被用作妓女的淫資。」

先知的哀傷

為此,我要痛哭哀號,
我要赤身光腳而行,
像豺狼哀嚎,
如鴕鳥悲鳴。
因為撒瑪利亞的創傷無法救治,
已經禍及猶大,
直逼我百姓的城門,直逼耶路撒冷。
10 不要在迦特宣揚,
也不要哭泣,
要在伯·亞弗拉的灰塵中打滾。
11 沙斐的居民啊,
你們將赤身露體,
被羞辱地擄去。
撒南的居民不敢出城,
伯·以薛在痛哭,
你們已失去它的庇護。
12 瑪律的居民痛苦不堪,
渴望得到拯救,
因為耶和華已把災難降到耶路撒冷的城門。
13 拉吉的居民啊,
用駿馬套車逃命吧!
是你們首先唆使錫安城犯罪,
在你們身上看到了以色列的罪惡。
14 去向摩利設·迦特贈送告別禮物吧!
亞革悉人必令以色列諸王受騙上當。
15 瑪利沙的居民啊,
我要使征服者到你們那裡。
以色列的領袖[a]要躲到亞杜蘭。

16 猶大人啊,你們要剃光頭髮,
為你們所愛的兒女悲傷;
要剃得如禿鷹一樣光禿,
因為他們要被擄到遠方。

Footnotes

  1. 1·15 以色列的領袖」希伯來文是「以色列的榮耀」。