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Micah 1 - NIV

1 The 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.

4 The mountains melt beneath him
and the valleys split apart,
like wax before the fire,
like water rushing down a slope.

5 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.

7 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.

9 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.


a. Micah 1:10 Beth Ophrah means house of dust.
b. Micah 1:10 Gath sounds like the Hebrew for tell.
c. Micah 1:11 Zaanan sounds like the Hebrew for come out.
d. Micah 1:11 Shaphir means pleasant.
e. Micah 1:12 Maroth sounds like the Hebrew for bitter.
f. Micah 1:14 Akzib means deception.
g. Micah 1:15 Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew for conqueror.

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Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Judgment Begins
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: 'For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God' (1 Peter 4:17).
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1-9
Views: 778
Thomas Bowen avatar
A Moment of Evaluation
Shared by: Thomas Bowen on Feb, 2011
Summary: Take time to evaluate your commitment to God. Evaluate wither you are giving God the honor and respect to God.
Scripture: Micah 1:6-14
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 992
Johnny Palmer avatar
Introduction to book of Micah
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Mar, 2010
Summary: Background to the 4th largest book of the Minor Prophets
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1
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Views: 1,807
Rodney Fry avatar
Micah - Judgment Now, Blessing (1:1 - 2:13) Part 1 of 3
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2009
Summary: 1. The eighth century (800-700 B.C.) was filled with prophetic activity... a. Starting with Jonah, who prophesied to the city of Nineveh (790 B.C.) b. Continuing with prophets sent primarily to the northern kingdom of Israel
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Scripture: Micah 1:1-2:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,200
Robert Fa'atoia Collins avatar
Outline of the book of Micah
Shared by: Robert Fa'atoia Collins on Sep, 2009
Summary: The Court case between God and man
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1-7:20
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 3,526
Rodney Fry avatar
Micah the Minor Prophet Part 1
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Aug, 2009
Summary: We have looked at the works of Jonah, Amos, and Hosea b. We now come to the works of Micah, the last prophet of the eighth century B.C.
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Scripture: Micah 1:1-2:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,705
Joseph Smith avatar
The Bald Eagle
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2008
Summary: Micah’s symbol of the bald eagle, a sign of grief, applies to America. We are abandoning justice, kindness, and the humble walk with God. Our collapse is from within rather than from without. Yet God has sent a different kind of conqueror to redeem us.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,315
David Moore avatar
The Punster & His Probing
Shared by: David Moore on Apr, 2008
Summary: This sermon shows how Micah revealed what God is like and what He wants from us.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1-7:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,238
Carl Allen avatar
One Person's mistakes, another Person's warning
Shared by: Carl Allen on Jan, 2008
Summary: People learn from each other’s actions. Many of our skills and behavior come as a result of imitation. We learn both positive and negative things. While watching other people’s actions, we can learn vocational or recreational skills. But also we can l
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:2-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,508
Carl Allen avatar
A True Prophet for Our Times
Shared by: Carl Allen on Dec, 2007
Summary: Micah’s message does not belong to only the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Micah is a prophet for our times. Our age needs to hear the words of a prophet of the Lord. Let us study Micah’s superscription closely and see the qualities of a true prop
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Scripture: Micah 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,963
Vance Elzinga avatar
The Truth About Power
Shared by: Vance Elzinga on Jun, 2007
Summary: We all crave power, admit it or not; so how can we make sure we don’t abuse it?
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1-7:20
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 598
Paul Apple avatar
The Sovereign Lord Judges Idolatry
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
Summary: none
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 818
Donny Tatimu avatar
The Trials of Three Kings
Shared by: Donny Tatimu on Nov, 2002
Summary: Based on Micah 1:1. When we become a Christian, it doesn’t mean that it’s over, but it just started. We must fight, with this "three kings" in our Christianity life.
based on 65 ratings
Scripture: Micah 1:1
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 2,794
W. Maynard Pittendreigh avatar
What Does God Want From Me????
Shared by: W. Maynard Pittendreigh on Oct, 2002
Summary: We often feel like asking, "Good God Almighty, what do you WANT from me?" Micah gives a clear answer -- to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
based on 580 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 70,596