Micah 2 – “Doom for the Wicked; The Gathering of Israel”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
Micah challenges the wicked and prophesies the gathering of the people.

II. Photo
God will gather in the people: “I will make them all like sheep of Bozrah, like a flock inside its pen.” (v. 12)

III. Select Verses    
3: Assuredly, thus said the LORD: I am planning such a misfortune against this clan that you will not be able to free your necks from it. You will not be able to walk erect; it will be such a time of disaster.
6-8: “Stop preaching!” they preach. “That’s no way to preach; Shame shall not overtake [us].  Is the House of Jacob condemned? Is the LORD’s patience short? Is such His practice?” To be sure, My words are friendly To those who walk in rectitude;  But an enemy arises against My people. You strip the mantle with the cloak Off such as pass unsuspecting, Who are turned away from war.
9: You drive the women of My people away From their pleasant homes; You deprive their infants Of My glory forever.
11: If a man were to go about uttering Windy, baseless falsehoods: “I’ll preach to you in favor of wine and liquor” — He would be a preacher [acceptable] to that people.
12-13:  I will assemble Jacob, all of you; I will bring together the remnant of Israel; I will make them all like sheep of Bozrah, Like a flock inside its pen — They will be noisy with people.  One who makes a breach Goes before them; They enlarge it to a gate And leave by it. Their king marches before them, The LORD at their head.

IV. Outline
1-2. Description of the wicked
3-5. Prophecy of doom
6-11. Response to doubters and false prophets
12-13. The ingathering of Israel

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
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