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The Lord gave time for repentance, but the people would not, so they would face destruction. Help was on the way for Judah, though. One day the “king” would pass on before them, Jesus Christ.

BibleGateway: Micah 2:7-13

ESV Text: Micah 2:7-13

Micah 2:7–13 (Listen)


  Should this be said, O house of Jacob?
    Has the LORD grown impatient?1
    Are these his deeds?
  Do not my words do good
    to him who walks uprightly?
  But lately my people have risen up as an enemy;
  you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly
    with no thought of war.2
  The women of my people you drive out
    from their delightful houses;
  from their young children you take away
    my splendor forever.
10   Arise and go,
    for this is no place to rest,
  because of uncleanness that destroys
    with a grievous destruction.
11   If a man should go about and utter wind and lies,
    saying, “I will preach to you of wine and strong drink,”
    he would be the preacher for this people!
12   I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob;
    I will gather the remnant of Israel;
  I will set them together
    like sheep in a fold,
  like a flock in its pasture,
    a noisy multitude of men.
13   He who opens the breach goes up before them;
    they break through and pass the gate,
    going out by it.
  Their king passes on before them,
    the LORD at their head.

Footnotes

[1] 2:7 Hebrew Has the spirit of the Lord grown short?

[2] 2:8 Or returning from war

(ESV)


KJV Text: Micah 2:7-13

The section starts at about 1:1 and ends at about 2:26

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7 O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly? 8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war. 9 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever. 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction. 11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.

     12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. 13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 541 :
O Blessed Holy Trinity

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1. O blessed Holy Trinity,
Divine, eternal Unity,
God Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Be Thou this day my Guide and Host.

2. My soul and body keep from harm,
O’er all I have extend Thine arm,
That Satan may not cause distress
Nor bring me shame and wretchedness.

3. The Father’s love shield me this day,
The Son’s pure wisdom cheer my way,
The Holy Spirit’s light divine
Illume my heart’s benighted shrine.

4. My Maker, strengthen Thou my heart,
O my Redeemer, help impart,
Blest Comforter, keep at my side
That faith and love in me abide.

5. Lord, bless and keep Thou me as Thine;
Lord, make Thy face upon me shine;
Lord, lift Thy countenance on me
And give me peace, sweet peace, from Thee.


Hymn: LSB 876 :
O Blessed, Holy Trinity

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1. O blessed, holy Trinity,
Divine, eternal Unity,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
This day Your name be uppermost.

2. My soul and body keep from harm,
And over all extend Your arm;
Let Satan cause me no distress
Nor bring me shame and wretchedness.

3. The Father’s love shield me this day;
The Son’s pure wisdom cheer my way;
The Holy Spirit’s joy and light
Drive from my heart the shades of night.

4. My Maker, hold me in Your hand;
O Christ, forgiven let me stand;
Blest Comforter, do not depart;
With faith and love enrich my heart.

5. Lord, bless and keep me as Your own;
Lord, look in kindness from Your throne;
Lord, shine unfailing peace on me
By grace surrounded; set me free.