Micah 2:1-5

God says that bad things will happen to the bad people

1 Micah continues:

People who prepare to do bad things should be afraid.

God will do bad things to them!

While they lie in bed, they think about bad things to do.

Then, when the morning comes, they do those bad things.

They have the authority to do whatever they want to do.

2 When they want fields, they take them from other people.

When they want houses, they take them.

These cruel people take other people's homes and fields;

then those people's families have nothing.

3 So the Lord says this to them:

‘I am against you.

You cannot save yourselves.

I will prepare trouble for you.

Then you will stop thinking that you are so very clever and important.

It will be a time of much trouble for you.

4 At that time, your enemies will laugh at you.

They will sing this sad song against you:

“God has completely destroyed us!

We no longer have any fields, because God has taken them away from us.

He has given them to our enemies, who have turned away from what is right.”

5 So, when the Lord's people measure the land again to give fields to everyone,

you will get none.

2:5At certain times, the people measured their fields again. They used stones with marks on them to decide about the fields. Micah says that God is against the bad people. So, God will never let them get any fields again in future times.

You will have nobody to speak on your behalf.’