Mikah (Micah) 5:6 - 6:8


6  And they shall shepherd the land of Ashshur with the sword, and the land of Nimroḏ at its entrances. And He shall deliver us from Ashshur, when he comes into our land and when he treads within our borders.

7  And the remnant of Yaʽaqoḇ shall be in the midst of many peoples, as dew from יהוה, as showers on the grass, which do not wait for man nor delay for the sons of men.

8  And the remnant of Yaʽaqoḇ shall be among the gentiles, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of a forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, shall both tread down and shall tear, and there is no one to deliver.

9  Let your hand be lifted up against your adversaries, and all your enemies be cut off.

10  "And it shall be in that day," declares יהוה, "that I shall cut off your horses out of your midst, and I shall destroy your chariots.

11  "And I shall cut off the cities of your land, and I shall pull down all your strongholds.

12  "And I shall cut off witchcrafts out of your hand, and let you have no magicians.

13  "And I shall cut off your carved images, and your pillars from your midst, so that you no longer bow down to the work of your hands.

14  "And I shall pluck your Ashĕrim out of your midst, and I shall destroy your cities.

15  "And I shall take vengeance in wrath and rage on the gentiles who did not obey."

Micah 6

1  Hear now what יהוה is saying, "Arise, strive with the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

2  "Hear, O you mountains, the controversy of יהוה, and you everlasting foundations of the earth! For יהוה has a controversy with His people and He shall reprove Yisra'ĕl.

3  "My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Answer Me,

4  for I brought you up from the land of Mitsrayim, and I ransomed you from the house of bondage. And I sent Mosheh, Aharon, and Miryam before you.

5  "My people, remember, please, what Balaq sovereign of Mo'aḇ counselled, and what Bilʽam son of Beʽor answered him, from Shittim to Gilgal, in order to know the righteousness of יהוה."

6  With what shall I come before יהוה, bow myself before the high Elohim? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

7  Is יהוה pleased with thousands of rams or ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my being?

8  He has declared to you, O man, what is good. And what does יהוה require of you but to do right, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your Elohim?