Yahweh's voice calls to the city, and wisdom sees your name: "Listen to the rod, and he who appointed it.
Behold, the name of Yahweh comes from far away, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke. His lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire.
Yahweh descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Yahweh.
There was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David sought the face of Yahweh. Yahweh said, "It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he put to death the Gibeonites."
It happened, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.
For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
Yahweh has made himself known. He has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah.
As is your name, God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is full of righteousness.
that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth. For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the loving kindnesses of Yahweh. A Song. A Psalm by David.
A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
Yet the people have not turned to him who struck them, neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies.
Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation!
The confused city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
Yahweh, your hand is lifted up, yet they don't see; but they will see your zeal for the people, and be disappointed. Yes, fire will consume your adversaries.
For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness. The calf will feed there, and there he will lie down, and consume its branches.
Thorns and briars will come up on my people's land; yes, on all the houses of joy in the joyous city.
The voice of one saying, "Cry!" One said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field.
A voice of tumult from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of Yahweh that renders recompense to his enemies.
If I go forth into the field, then, behold, the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then, behold, those who are sick with famine! for both the prophet and the priest go about in the land, and have no knowledge.
and shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel, that can't be made whole again; and they shall bury in Topheth, until there be no place to bury.
then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
Micah the Morashtite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
The Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city; and they shall take it, and burn it with fire.
Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
Samaria will bear her guilt; for she has rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women will be ripped open."
Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.
Yahweh thunders his voice before his army; for his forces are very great; for he is strong who obeys his command; for the day of Yahweh is great and very awesome, and who can endure it?
The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?
"I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in every town; yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.
Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who are secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel come!
Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried out, and said, "In forty days, Nineveh will be overthrown!"
Therefore Zion for your sake will be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem will become heaps of rubble, and the mountain of the temple like the high places of a forest.
She didn't obey the voice. She didn't receive correction. She didn't trust in Yahweh. She didn't draw near to her God.
Now therefore this is what Yahweh of Armies says: Consider your ways.