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Micah 2

 

 

Introduction
1Against oppression.
4A lamentation.
7A reproof of injustice and idolatry.
12A promise of restoring Jacob.

Verse 1
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Cir
A.M. 3274. B.C. 730. to.
Esther 3:8; 5:14; 9:25; Psalms 7:14-16; 140:1-8; Proverbs 6:12-19; 12:2; Isaiah 32:7; Isaiah 59:3; Jeremiah 18:18; Ezekiel 11:2; Nahum 1:11; Luke 20:19; 22:2-6; Acts 23:12; Romans 1:30
work
Psalms 36:4; Proverbs 4:16
when
Hosea 7:6,7; Matthew 27:1,2; Mark 15:1; Acts 23:15
because
Genesis 31:29; Deuteronomy 28:32; Proverbs 3:27; John 19:11

Verse 2
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
they covet
Exodus 20:17; 1 Kings 21:2-19; Job 31:38; Isaiah 5:8; Jeremiah 22:17; Amos 8:4; Habakkuk 2:5-9; 1 Timothy 6:10
so
3:9; Exodus 22:21-24; 2 Kings 9:26; Nehemiah 5:1-5; Job 24:2-12; Ezekiel 18:12; 22:12; Amos 8:4; Malachi 3:5; Matthew 23:14
oppress
or, defraud.
1 Samuel 12:3,4

Verse 3
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
this family
Jeremiah 8:3; Amos 3:1,2
do
1; Jeremiah 18:11; 34:17; Lamentations 2:17; James 2:13
from
Amos 2:14-16; 9:1-4; Zephaniah 1:17,18
necks
Jeremiah 27:12; Lamentations 1:14; 5:5; Romans 16:4
go
Isaiah 2:11,12; 3:16; 5:19; 28:14-18; Jeremiah 13:15-17; 36:23; 43:2; Daniel 4:37; 5:20-23
for
Amos 5:13; Ephesians 5:16

Verse 4
In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
shall
Numbers 23:7,18; 24:3,15; Job 27:1; Isaiah 14:4; Ezekiel 16:44; Habakkuk 2:6; Mark 12:12
and lament
2 Samuel 1:17; 2 Chronicles 35:25; Jeremiah 9:10,17-21; 14:18; Joel 1:8,13; Amos 5:1,17
a doleful lamentation
Heb. a lamentation of lamentations.
Lamentations 1:1-5; Ezekiel 2:10
We
Deuteronomy 28:29; Isaiah 6:11; 24:3; Jeremiah 9:19; 25:9-11; Zephaniah 1:2
he hath changed
10; 1:15; 2 Kings 17:23,24; 2 Chronicles 36:20,21; Isaiah 63:17,18
turning away he
or, instead of restoring, he, etc.

Verse 5
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.
cast
Deuteronomy 32:8; Joshua 18:4,10; Psalms 16:6; Hosea 9:3
the congregation
Deuteronomy 23:2,8; Nehemiah 7:61

Verse 6
Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
Prophesy ye, etc
or, Prophesy not as they prophesy. Heb. Drop. etc.
Isaiah 30:10; Jeremiah 26:8,9,20-23; Ezekiel 20:46; 21:2; Amos 2:12; 7:13; Acts 4:17; 5:28,40; 7:51; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16
they shall not prophesy
Psalms 74:9; Ezekiel 3:26; Amos 8:11-13
that they
Jeremiah 6:14,15; 8:11,12

Verse 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?
named
3:9; Isaiah 48:1,2; 58:1; Jeremiah 2:4; Matthew 3:8; John 8:39; Romans 2:28,29; 9:6-13; 2 Timothy 3:5
is
Numbers 11:23; Isaiah 50:2; 59:1,2; Zechariah 4:6; 2 Corinthians 6:12
straitened
or, shortened. do not.
Psalms 19:7-11; 119:70,71,92,93,99-103; Jeremiah 15:16; Romans 7:13
walketh
Psalms 15:2; 84:11; Proverbs 2:7; 10:9,29; 14:2; 28:18; Hosea 14:9
uprightly
Heb. upright.

Verse 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.
of late
Heb. yesterday. risen.
2 Chronicles 28:5-8; Isaiah 9:21
with the garment
Heb. over against a garment. securely.
2 Samuel 20:19; 2 Chronicles 28:8; Psalms 55:20; 120:6,7

Verse 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.
women
or, wives. cast.
2; Matthew 23:14; Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47
from their children
1 Samuel 26:19; Joel 3:6
my glory
Psalms 72:19; Ezekiel 39:21; Habakkuk 2:14; Zechariah 2:5; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6

Verse 10
Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
and
Deuteronomy 4:26; 30:18; Joshua 23:15,16; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Kings 15:29; 17:6; 2 Chronicles 7:20; 2 Chronicles 36:20,21
for
Deuteronomy 12:9; Psalms 95:11; Hebrews 4:1-9
because
Leviticus 18:24-28; 20:22-26; Psalms 106:38; Jeremiah 3:2
it shall
Jeremiah 9:19; 10:18; Ezekiel 36:12-14

Verse 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.
a man
1 Kings 13:18; 22:21-23; 2 Chronicles 18:19-22; Isaiah 9:15; Jeremiah 14:14; 23:14,25,32; Jeremiah 27:14,15; 28:2,3,15; 29:21-23; Ezekiel 13:3-14,22; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 16:13,14
walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie
or, walk with the wind and lie falsely. I will.
3:5,11; 1 Kings 22:6; Jeremiah 6:13,14; 8:10,11; 23:17; Romans 16:18; Philippians 3:19; 2 Peter 2:13-19
he shall
Isaiah 30:10,11; Jeremiah 5:31; 2 Thessalonians 2:11

Verse 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.
surely assemble
4:6,7; Isaiah 11:11; 27:12; Jeremiah 3:18; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:21; Hosea 1:11
I will put
7:14; Jeremiah 23:3; 31:10; Ezekiel 34:11,22,31
Bozrah
Genesis 36:33; Isaiah 34:6; Amos 1:12
they
Jeremiah 31:7-9; Ezekiel 36:37; Zechariah 8:22,23; 9:14,15; 10:6-8

Verse 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.
breaker
Isaiah 42:7,13-16; 45:1,2; 49:9,24,25; 51:9,10; 55:4; 59:16-19; Jeremiah 51:20-24; Daniel 2:34,35,44; Hosea 13:14; Zechariah 12:8; 1 Corinthians 15:21-26; Hebrews 2:14,15
they have
Zechariah 10:5-7,12; 12:3-8
their
Isaiah 49:10; 51:12; 52:12; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Ezekiel 34:23,24; Hosea 1:11; 3:5; Zechariah 9:14,15; John 10:27-30; Hebrews 2:9,10; 6:20; Revelation 7:17; 17:14; Revelation 19:13-17

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Micah 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/micah-2.html.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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