sent a word
This is what the Lord God says: It will not happen; it will not occur.
The head of Aram is Damascus, the head of Damascus is Rezin (within 65 years Ephraim will be too shattered to be a people),
for before the boy knows how to call out father or mother, the wealth of Damascus and the spoils of Samaria will be carried off to the king of Assyria."
The LORD spoke to me again:
Because these people rejected the slowly flowing waters of Shiloah and rejoiced with Rezin and the son of Remaliah,
the Lord will certainly bring against them the mighty rushing waters of the Euphrates River-- the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will overflow its channels and spill over all its banks.
It will pour into Judah, flood over it, and sweep through, reaching up to the neck; and its spreading streams will fill your entire land, Immanuel!
The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Moreshite-- what he saw regarding Samaria and Jerusalem in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
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?
Therefore, I will make Samaria a heap of ruins in the countryside, a planting area for a vineyard. I will roll her stones into the valley and expose her foundations.
All her carved images will be smashed to pieces, all her wages will be burned in the fire, and I will destroy all her idols. Since she collected the wages of a prostitute, they will be used again for a prostitute.
Because of this I will lament and wail; I will walk barefoot and naked. I will howl like the jackals and mourn like ostriches.
For her wound is incurable and has reached even Judah; it has approached the gate of my people, as far as Jerusalem.
But didn't My words and My statutes that I commanded My servants the prophets overtake your ancestors? They repented and said: As the LORD of Hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so He has dealt with us."
I looked up again and saw a flying scroll.
"What do you see?" he asked me. "I see a flying scroll," I replied, "30 feet long and 15 feet wide."
Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land, for every thief will be removed according to what is written on one side, and everyone who swears [falsely] will be removed according to what is written on the other side.
I will send it out,"-- the declaration of the LORD of Hosts-- "and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It will stay inside his house and destroy it along with its timbers and stones."
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.