19 Your dead will come back to life; your corpses will rise up. Wake up and shout joyfully, you who live in the dust!32 For you will grow like plants drenched with the morning dew, and the earth will bring forth its dead spirits. 20 Go, my people! Enter your inner rooms! Close your doors behind you! Hide for a little while, until his angry judgment is over. 21 For look, the Lord is coming out of the place where he lives to punish the sin of those who live on the earth. The earth will display the blood shed on it; it will no longer cover up its slain.
1 This is the Lord’s message that came to Micah of Moresheth during the time of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Listen, all you nations! Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth! The Sovereign Lord will act as a witness against you; the Lord will accuse you from his majestic palace. 3 Look, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling place! He will descend and march on the earth’s mountaintops! 4 The mountains will crumble beneath him, and the valleys will split apart like wax before a fire, like water dumped down a steep slope. 5 All this is because of Jacob’s rebellion and the sins of the nation of Israel. And just what is Jacob’s rebellion? Isn’t it Samaria’s doings? And what is Judah’s sin? Isn’t it Jerusalem’s doings?
Notes and References
"... The question why the Book of Micah has many contacts with the Book of Isaiah cannot be explained biographically by stating Micah was a contemporary of Isaiah or a member of his prophetic school. Instead, the Book of Micah was approximated by redactors to the prophecy of Isaiah on the one hand and to the prophecies of Hosea and Amos on the other hand. Since these contacts are inextricably linked with each other and constitute a considerable part of the book, it can be assumed that there was never an independent Book of Micah. It was rather composed as a continuation of the prophecies of Hosea and Amos and as the representative of the central contents of Isaiah’s message in the Book of the Twelve ..."
Zapff, Burkard Maria Why is Micah similar to Isaiah? (pp. 536-554) Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, vol. 129, no. 4, 2017
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