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18 (A)“Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(B)“Zion shall be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem shall become (C)heaps of ruins,
And the mountain of the [a]temple
Like the [b]bare hills of the forest.” ’

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  1. Jeremiah 26:18 Lit. house
  2. Jeremiah 26:18 Lit. high places

18 “Micah(A) of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“‘Zion(B) will be plowed like a field,
    Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,(C)
    the temple hill(D) a mound overgrown with thickets.’[a](E)

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  1. Jeremiah 26:18 Micah 3:12

18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.

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19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah ever put him to death? (A)Did he not fear the Lord and (B)seek the Lord’s favor? And the Lord (C)relented concerning the doom which He had pronounced against them. (D)But we are doing great evil against ourselves.”

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19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah(A) fear the Lord and seek(B) his favor? And did not the Lord relent,(C) so that he did not bring the disaster(D) he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster(E) on ourselves!”

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19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the Lord, and besought the Lord, and the Lord repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.

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