Micah 1

Micah 2

Micah 2:1 “Woe to those who are scheming what is harmful, and to those practicing what is bad, upon their beds!…” Interesting phrase, “practicing what is bad, upon their beds!”. We know people can think up hurtful schemes while in bed but this may denote adultery – That is spiritual adultery concerning God’s people. They are no longer following Jehovah.

Micah 2:3 “Therefore this is what Jehovah has said, ‘Here I am thinking up against this family a calamity from which YOU people will not remove YOUR necks, so that YOU will not walk haughtily; because it is a time of calamity.”

Micah 2:12 {“I shall positively gather Jacob, all of you; I shall without fail collect the remaining ones of Israel together. In unity I shall set them, like a flock in the pen, like a drove in the midst of its pasture; they will be noisy with men.’} See Revelation 6:9-11 comments about the two groups being joined together. – See also 4:6

Micah 3

Micah 3:5-7 “This is what Jehovah has said against the prophets that are causing my people to wander, that are biting with their teeth and that actually call out, ‘Peace!’ that, when anyone does not put [something] into their mouths, also actually sanctify war against him …. And they will have to cover over the mustache, all of them, for there is no answer from God.’ ”

Micah 3:8 “And, on the other hand, I myself have become full of power, with the spirit of Jehovah, and of justice and mightiness, in order to tell to Jacob his revolt and to Israel his sin.”

Micah 4

Micah 4:6,7 The EMPHASISED BIBLE; “< In that day > Declareth Yahweh~ Will I take up her that is lame, And < her that hath been an outcast > will I carry, — Even whomsoever I have afflicted; (vs.7); And will make of her that was lame’ a residue, And of her that was removed far away’ a strong nation, — And Yahweh |shall be king| over them, in Mount Zion, From henceforth, even unto times age-abiding.” (Substituted some grammar markings) Notice two groups. – See 2:12 comments.

Micah 5

Micah 5:2 “And you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, the one too little to get to be among the thousands of Judah, from you there will come out to me the one who is to become ruler in Israel, whose origin is from early times, from the days of time indefinite.” – This positively identifies where the future ruler was to come from. That being, from Bethlehem and “from the days of time indefinite”. It could only be Jesus.

Micah 5:15 “And in anger and in rage I will execute vengeance upon the nations that have not obeyed.” Compare Psalms 2:12

Micah 6

Micah 6:10-12 “Do there yet exist [in] the house of a wicked one the treasures of wickedness, and the scrimped ephah measure that is denounced? Can I [morally] clean with wicked scales and with a bag of deceptive stone weights? For her own rich men have become full of violence, and her own inhabitants have spoken falsehood, and their tongue is tricky in their mouth.” Compare Zechariah 5:6-8

Micah 7

Micah 7:2 “The loyal one has perished from the earth..”

Micah 7:16,17 “Nations will see and become ashamed of all their mightiness…To Jehovah our God they will come quivering, and they will be afraid of you.”

Micah 7:18 “Who is a God like you, one pardoning error and passing over transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? He will not certainly hold onto his anger forever, for he is delighting in loving-kindness.” Compare Isaiah 12:1,2