(g) Micah 4:5 In contrast to the pantheon available to the nations, the people of God walk together, united to their King and under his law and word (v. 2) in unending relationship.
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This idea here is the same with v. 11
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“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord ,
“I remember the devotion of k your youth,
your love l as a bride,
m how you followed me in the wilderness,
n in a land not sown.
o Israel was holy to the Lord , p the firstfruits of his harvest.
q All who ate of it incurred guilt; disaster came upon them, declares the Lord .”
Hear the word of the Lord , O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel.
Thus says the Lord : r “What wrong did your fathers find in me
that they went far from me,
s and went after t worthlessness,
and became worthless?
They did not say,
u ‘Where is the Lord
who brought us up from the land of Egypt,
who led us v in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, in a land that none passes through, where no man dwells?’
w And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and its good things.
But when you came in, x you defiled my land and made my heritage an abomination.
The priests did not say,
‘Where is the Lord ?’ y Those who handle the law did not know me; z the shepherds 1 transgressed against me; a the prophets prophesied by Baal and went after b things that do not profit.
“Therefore c I still contend with you, declares the Lord , and d with your children’s children I will contend.
For cross to the coasts of e Cyprus
or send to f Kedar
and examine with care;
see if there has been such a thing.
g Has a nation changed its gods,
h even though they are no gods?
But my people i have changed their glory for b that which does not profit.
Be appalled, j O heavens, at this;
be utterly desolate,
declares the Lord ,
for my people have committed two evils:
k they have forsaken l me, the fountain of m living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
broken cisterns that can hold no water.