1The word of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) that came to Mikhah [Who is Like God?] the Moreshet [possession of Gat (wine-vat)] in the days of Toram [Yehovah is Perfect], Achaz [he has grasped], [and] Hizkiyahu [Yehovah is my strength], kings of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised], which he saw concerning Shomron [watch mountain] and Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace].
2Hear, all you2f people; hearken, O earth, and all that in it is: and let the Lord-Adonai [Greatest Above All Things] GOD-Yehōvih (THE FATHER) be witness against you, the Lord-Adonai (The Father) from his holy temple.
3For, behold, the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and trample upon the high places of the earth.
4And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft (split hoof; an opening, break or split), as grow (become; advance) before the fire, [and] as the waters [that are] poured down a steep place.
5For the transgression of Ya’akov [Heal of God] [is] all this, and for the sins of the house of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God]. What [is] the transgression of Ya’akov [Heal of God]? [is it] not Shomron [watch mountain]? and what [are] the high places of Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised]? [are they] not Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace]?
6Therefore I will make Shomron [watch mountain] as an heap of the field, [and] as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover (uncover; reveal; have first sight of) the foundations thereof.
7And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered [it] of the hire of an prostitute, and they shall return to the hire of an prostitute.
8Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.
9For her wound [is] incurable; for it is come unto Y’hudah [Let Him (God) Be Praised]; he is come unto the gate of my people, [even] to Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace].
10Declare you2f [it] not at Gat [Winepress], weep you2f not at all: in the Beit-L’afrah [house of dust] roll yourself in the dust.
11Pass you2f away, youi inhabitant of Safir [faith], having youri shame naked: the inhabitant of Tza’anan [pointed] came not forth in the mourning of Beit-Ha’etzel [house of narrowing]; he shall receive of you his standing.
12For the inhabitant of Marot [bitterness] waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) unto the gate of Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace].
13O youi inhabitant of Lakhish [Invincible], bind the chariot to the swift beast: she [is] the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Tziyon [parched place]: for the transgressions of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] were found in youi.
14Therefore shall youi give presents to Moreshet-Gat [possession of Gat (winepress)]: the houses of Achziv [Deceit] [shall be] a lie to the kings of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God].
15Yet will I bring an heir unto youi, O inhabitant of Mareshah [Crest of a Hill]: he shall come unto ‘Adulam [Justice of the People] the glory of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God].
16Make youi bald, and mourn youi for youri delicate children; enlarge youri baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from youi.