“Micah from Moresheth
Now the cistern where Ishmael threw all the dead bodies of those he had killed was a large one
Because you did that, I, the Lord, affirm that
Wail, you people in Heshbon, because Ai in Ammon is destroyed. Cry out in anguish, you people in the villages surrounding
They broke through the city walls, and all the soldiers tried to escape. They left the city during the night. They went through the gate between the two walls that is near the king’s garden.
Then he brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house. Right there
They will attack
I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and bring you out with all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them fully armed, a great company with shields of different types,
The alcoves were 10½ feet long and 10½ feet wide; between the alcoves were 8¾ feet.
There were closed windows toward the alcoves and toward their jambs within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. There were windows all around the inside, and on each jamb were decorative palm trees.
The prince will enter by way of the porch of the gate from the outside, and will stand by the doorpost of the gate. The priests will provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he will bow down at the threshold of the gate and then go out. But the gate will not be closed until evening.
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps your prosperity will be prolonged.”
It will be
Let the priests, those who serve the Lord, weep from the vestibule all the way back to the altar.
Flocks and herds
Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Absolutely not! But sin, so that it would be shown to be sin, produced death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
For the commandments,
take my advice
Amaziah assembled the people of Judah