Micah speaks against the bad leaders of Israel
Listen to me, I said.
You are the leaders of
you are the rulers of Israel.
You ought to know what is right or wrong.
And you love what is bad.
You would like to tear the skin off my people,
and pull the meat from their bones.
They strip the skin off an animal and they break its bones.
Then they cut the meat into pieces and they cook it in a pot.
They are happy when they eat the meat.
but he will not answer you.
Instead, God will turn away from you at that time,
because you have done those bad things.
I will not show you my messages.
You will no longer see what will happen in future times.
The sun will go down over you
and the day will become dark for you.
You who tell what will happen in future times will be confused.
You will hide your faces in
He helps me to know what is right and fair.
He makes me brave so that I can speak to you,
I can tell you what you have done wrong.
You are Israel's people,
but you have not obeyed God.
You are Israel's rulers.
But you never do what is right and fair.
You take what is good.
And you make it seem bad.
But you are cruel, and you kill honest people.
Then you decide what is right or wrong.
You listen to the people who give the money to you.
Then they tell you what to decide.
But you only speak if you receive money.
But you still say that you
You say, ‘The Lord is with us, so nothing bad will happen to us.’
Jerusalem city will become a
Bushes will grow all over the hill where they built God's house.