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Micah, chapter 2, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 2


   1 Vae, qui cogitant iniquitatem et operantur malum in cubilibus suis! In luce matutina faciunt illud, quoniam est in potestate manus eorum.
   2 Concupiscunt agros, et violenter tollunt, domos, et rapiunt. Et opprimunt virum et domum eius, hominem et hereditatem eius.
   3 Idcirco haec dicit Dominus: "Ecce ego cogito super familiam istam malum, unde non auferetis colla vestra; et non ambulabitis erecti, quoniam tempus pessimum est.
   4 In die illa sumetur super vos parabola, et assumetur lamentum dicentium: "Depopulatione vastati sumus; pars populi mei commutatur, quam nemo ei restituet; infideli regiones nostrae dividuntur".
   5 Propter hoc non erit tibi mittens funiculum sortis in coetu Domini".
   6 "Ne vaticinemini!". "Vaticinentur, non vaticinentur de his, non cedet confusio!".
   7 Numquid maledicta est domus Iacob? Numquid abbreviatus est spiritus Domini, aut tales sunt actiones eius? Nonne verba eius bona sunt cum eo, qui recte graditur?
   8 Vos autem contra populum meum ut adversarium consurgitis. Desuper tunica pallium tollitis ei; qui transibant fiducialiter, fiunt quasi bello capti.
   9 Mulieres populi mei eicitis de domo deliciarum suarum; a parvulis earum aufertis decorem meum in perpetuum.
   10 "Surgite et ite, quia non habetis hic requiem!". Propter immunditiam peribitis perditione pessima.
   11 Si esset vir vento excitatus et mendacium loqueretur: "Vaticinabor tibi de vino et sicera", hic esset vates populi istius.
   12 Congregatione congregabo, Iacob, totum te; in unum conducam reliquias Israel, pariter ponam illum quasi gregem in ovili, quasi pecus in medio pascuae; et tumultuabuntur a multitudine hominum.
   13 Ascendet enim pandens iter ante eos; erumpent et transibunt portam, egredientur per eam. Et transibit rex eorum coram eis, et Dominus in capite eorum.

King James Version

   1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
   2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
   3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
   4 ¶ In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
   5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.
   6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
   7 ¶ O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
   8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.
   9 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.
   10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
   11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
   12 ¶ I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
   13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.

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