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Micah 2:1–5

Woe to the Oppressors of God’s People

2 Woe to those who plan wickedness

and evil deeds upon their beds!

In the light of the morning they did it,

because they have power in their hands.

They covet fields and seize them,

and houses, and they take them away.

They oppress a man and his house;

a man and his inheritance.

Therefore, thus says Yahweh: Look! I am planning disaster against this family from which you will not be able to remove your necks. You will not walk proudly, for it is a time of disaster.

In that day they will raise a proverb against you,

and will wail a bitter wailing, saying,

“We are utterly ruined;

he exchanges the portion of my people.

How he removes it from me;

he apportions our field to an apostate.”

Therefore you will have no one casting a line by lot

in the assembly of Yahweh.

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