1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
2 Hear, all you peoples!
Listen, O earth, and all that is in it!
Let the Lord God be a witness against you,
The Lord from His holy temple.
He will come down
And tread on the high places of the earth.
And the valleys will split
Like wax before the fire,
Like waters poured down a steep place.
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?
Places for planting a vineyard;
I will pour down her stones into the valley,
And I will uncover her foundations.
And all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with the fire;
All her idols I will lay desolate,
For she gathered it from the pay of a harlot,
And they shall return to the pay of a harlot.”
8 Therefore I will wail and howl,
I will go stripped and naked;
I will make a wailing like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches,
For it has come to Judah;
It has come to the gate of My people —
Weep not at all;
In [a]Beth Aphrah
Roll yourself in the dust.
The inhabitant of [c]Zaanan does not go out.
Beth Ezel mourns;
Its place to stand is taken away from you.
But disaster came down from the Lord
To the gate of Jerusalem.
Harness the chariot to the swift steeds
(She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion),
For the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
The houses of Achzib[g] shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
The glory of Israel shall come to Adullam.[i]
Because of your precious children;
Enlarge your baldness like an eagle,
For they shall go from you into captivity.
Micah, 1 chapter. New King James Version.