Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Bibleday

this will be the first weekly feature i install on just a bit outside: friday bibleday. every friday, in complete binary, you will see a chapter from the book of micah. i dont know how long the book of micah is, so you will see posts here every friday until we run out of micah to give you. on a related note, you would be surprised to discover that trying to find a good, digital version of the bible is not as easy as you would

Micah 1 (New American Standard Bible)

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Micah 1

Destruction in Israel and Judah
1The (A)word of the LORD which came to (B)Micah of Moresheth in the days of (C)Jotham, (D)Ahaz and (E)Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
2Hear, O peoples, all of you;
(F)Listen, O earth and all it contains,
And let the Lord GOD be a (G)witness against you,
The Lord from His holy temple.
3For behold, the LORD is (H)coming forth from His place
He will come down and (I)tread on the high places of the earth.
4(J)The mountains will melt under Him
And the valleys will be split,
Like wax before the fire,
Like water poured down a steep place.
5All this is for the rebellion of Jacob
And for the sins of the house of Israel.
What is the (K)rebellion of Jacob?
Is it not (L)Samaria?
What is the (M)high place of Judah?
Is it not Jerusalem?
6For I will make Samaria a (N)heap of ruins in the open country,
(O)Planting places for a vineyard
I will (P)pour her stones down into the valley
And will (Q)lay bare her foundations.
7All of her (R)idols will be smashed,
All of her earnings will be burned with fire
And all of her images I will make desolate,
For she collected them from a (S)harlot's earnings,
And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.
8Because of this I must lament and wail,
I must go (T)barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the (U)jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.
9For her (V)wound is incurable,
For (W)it has come to Judah;
It has reached the (X)gate of my people,
Even to Jerusalem.
10(Y)Tell it not in Gath,
Weep not at all.
At [a]Beth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust.
11Go on your way, inhabitant of [b]Shaphir, in (Z)shameful nakedness
The inhabitant of [c](AA)Zaanan does not escape.
The lamentation of [d]Beth-ezel: "He will take from you its support."
12For the inhabitant of [e]Maroth
Becomes weak (AB)waiting for good,
Because a calamity has come down from the LORD
To the (AC)gate of Jerusalem.
13Harness the chariot to the team of horses,
O inhabitant of (AD)Lachish--
She was the beginning of sin
To the daughter of Zion--
Because in you were found
The (AE)rebellious acts of Israel.
14Therefore you will give parting (AF)gifts
On behalf of Moresheth-gath;
The houses of (AG)Achzib will become a (AH)deception
To the kings of Israel.
15Moreover, I will bring on you
The one who takes possession,
O inhabitant of [f](AI)Mareshah
The glory of Israel will enter (AJ)Adullam.
16Make yourself (AK)bald and cut off your hair,
Because of the children of your delight;
Extend your baldness like the eagle,
For they will (AL)go from you into exile.

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