Micah
Introduction

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Injustice
Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance
Absurdities
Contradictions
Prophecy
Language
Science and History
Good Stuff
Family Values
Women
Interpretation

Cruelty and Violence in Micah

  1. God will destroy Samaria with stones. 1:6

  2. God accuses the Israelite leaders of plucking off skin, flesh from bones, eating human flesh, flaying off skin, breaking bones, chopping bodies in pieces, making human stew. To punish them he will ignore them when they call on him. 3:1-4

  3. God will strengthen the Israelites so they can "beat in pieces many peoples" and give the booty to God. 4:13

  4. "They shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword." 5:6

  5. Like a young lion "the remnant of Jacob" will tear the Gentiles to pieces. 5:8

  6. "Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off." 5:9

  7. "I will cut off thy horses." 5:10

  8. God will "cut off" the witches and soothsayers. 5:11-12

  9. God will destroy entire cities, and "execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen such as they have not heard." 5:14-15

  10. God will make his people sick, hungry, and desolate. Those who survive he will "give up to the sword." 6:13-16

  11. The Gentiles will be made deaf, shall lick dust and be forced to crawl like worms from fear of God and his people. 7:16-17