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Micah 1:2–5

fHear, all ye people;

gHearken, O earth, and all that therein is:

And hlet the Lord God be witness against you,

iThe Lord from khis holy temple.

lFor, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of lmhis place,

And will come down, and notread nupon the high places of the earth.

And pthe mountains shall be molten under him,

And the valleys shall be cleft,

qAs wax before the fire,

And as the waters that are rpoured down a steep place.

For rrthe transgression of Jacob is all this,

And for rrthe sins of the house of Israel.

What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not eSamaria?

And what are sthe high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

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Micah 1:2–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Hear, you peoples, all of you,

listen, earth and all who live in it,

that the Sovereign Lord may bear witness against you,

the Lord from his holy temple.

Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place;

he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.

The mountains melt beneath him

and the valleys split apart,

like wax before the fire,

like water rushing down a slope.

All this is because of Jacob’s transgression,

because of the sins of the people of Israel.

What is Jacob’s transgression?

Is it not Samaria?

What is Judah’s high place?

Is it not Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Hear, you peoples, all of you;

pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it,

and let the Lord God be a witness against you,

the Lord from his holy temple.

For behold, the Lord is coming out of his place,

and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.

And the mountains will melt under him,

and the valleys will split open,

like wax before the fire,

like waters poured down a steep place.

All this is for the transgression of Jacob

and for the sins of the house of Israel.

What is the transgression of Jacob?

Is it not Samaria?

And what is the high place of Judah?

Is it not Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Attention! Let all the people of the world listen!

Let the earth and everything in it hear.

The Sovereign Lord is making accusations against you;

the Lord speaks from his holy Temple.

Look! The Lord is coming!

He leaves his throne in heaven

and tramples the heights of the earth.

The mountains melt beneath his feet

and flow into the valleys

like wax in a fire,

like water pouring down a hill.

And why is this happening?

Because of the rebellion of Israel—

yes, the sins of the whole nation.

Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion?

Samaria, its capital city!

Where is the center of idolatry in Judah?

In Jerusalem, its capital!

Micah 1:2–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Hear, all you peoples!

Listen, O earth, and all that is in it!

Let the Lord God be a witness against you,

The Lord from His holy temple.

For behold, the Lord is coming out of His place;

He will come down

And tread on the high places of the earth.

The mountains will melt under Him,

And the valleys will split

Like wax before the fire,

Like waters poured down a steep place.

All this is for the transgression of Jacob

And for the sins of the house of Israel.

What is the transgression of Jacob?

Is it not Samaria?

And what are the high places of Judah?

Are they not Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Hear this, all you nations;

listen, earth and all you who live on it.

The Lord God will be a witness against you,

the Lord from his Holy Temple.

See, the Lord is coming out of his place;

he is coming down to walk on the tops of the mountains.

The mountains will melt under him,

and the valleys will crack open,

like wax near a fire,

like water running down a hillside.

All this is because of Jacob’s sin,

because of the sins of the nation of Israel.

What is the place of Jacob’s sin?

Isn’t it Samaria?

What is Judah’s place of idol worship?

Isn’t it Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Hear, ye peoples, all of you; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord Jehovah be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. And the mountains shall be melted under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, as waters that are poured down a steep place. For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Hear, ye peoples, all of you; hearken, O earth, and all that is therein: and let the Lord Jehovah be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple! For behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. And the mountains shall be melted under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, as waters poured down a steep place. For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. Whence is the transgression of Jacob? is it not from Samaria? And whence are the high places of Judah? are they not from Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Listen, all you people! 

Pay attention, earth and all who are on it. 

The Almighty Lord will be a witness against you. 

The Lord will be a witness from his holy temple. 

The Lord is going to come from his place. 

He is going to come down and step on the worship places of the earth. 

Mountains will melt under him like wax near a fire. 

Valleys will split apart like water pouring down a steep hill. 

All this is because of Jacob’s crime and Israel’s sin. 

What is Jacob’s crime? Isn’t it Samaria? 

What is Judah’s worship place? Isn’t it Jerusalem? 

Micah 1:2–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Listen, all you peoples;

pay attention, earth and everyone in it!

The Lord God will be a witness against you,

the Lord, from His holy temple.

Look, the Lord is leaving His place

and coming down to trample

the heights of the earth.

The mountains will melt beneath Him,

and the valleys will split apart,

like wax near a fire,

like water cascading down a mountainside.

All this will happen because of Jacob’s rebellion

and the sins of the house of Israel.

What is the rebellion of Jacob?

Isn’t it Samaria?

And what is the high place of Judah?

Isn’t it Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Hear, you peoples, all of you;

listen, O earth, and all that is in it;

and let the Lord God be a witness against you,

the Lord from his holy temple.

For lo, the Lord is coming out of his place,

and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.

Then the mountains will melt under him

and the valleys will burst open,

like wax near the fire,

like waters poured down a steep place.

All this is for the transgression of Jacob

and for the sins of the house of Israel.

What is the transgression of Jacob?

Is it not Samaria

And what is the high place of Judah?

Is it not Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Hear, all you peoples;

give heed, O earth and its fullness.

And let the Lord Yahweh be against you as a witness,

the Lord from his holy temple.

For behold, Yahweh is coming out from his place,

and he will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.

The mountains will melt under him

and the valleys will burst open,

like wax before the fire,

like water rushing down a slope.

All this is for the rebellion of Jacob,

and for the sins of the house of Israel.

What is the rebellion of Jacob?

Is it not Samaria?

And what are the high places of Judah?

Are they not Jerusalem?

Micah 1:2–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Listen to me, all of you nations!

Earth and everyone who lives in it, pay attention!

The Lord and King will be a witness against you.

The Lord will speak from his holy temple in heaven.

The Lord is about to come down

from his home in heaven.

He rules over the highest places on earth.

The mountains will melt under him

like wax near a fire.

The valleys will be broken apart

by water rushing down a slope.

All of that will happen because

Jacob’s people have done what is wrong.

The people of Israel

have committed many sins.

Who is to blame

for the wrong things Jacob has done?

Samaria!

Who is to blame for the high places

where Judah’s people worship other gods?

Jerusalem!

Micah 1:2–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Hear, O peoples, all of you;

Listen, O earth and all it contains,

And let the Lord God be a witness against you,

The Lord from His holy temple.

For behold, the Lord is coming forth from His place.

He will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.

The mountains will melt under Him

And the valleys will be split,

Like wax before the fire,

Like water poured down a steep place.

All this is for the rebellion of Jacob

And for the sins of the house of Israel.

What is the rebellion of Jacob?

Is it not Samaria?

What is the high place of Judah?

Is it not Jerusalem?