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14 Therefore you must bestow parting gifts
upon Moreshet-Gat.
The houses of Akhziv will disappoint
the kings of Isra’el.
15 Inhabitants of Mareshah,
I have yet to bring you
the one who will [invade and] possess you.
The glory of Isra’el will come to ‘Adulam.

16 Shave the hair from your head as you mourn
for the children who were your delight;
make yourselves as bald as vultures,
for they have gone from you into exile.

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14 Therefore you will give parting gifts(A)
    to Moresheth(B) Gath.
The town of Akzib[a](C) will prove deceptive(D)
    to the kings of Israel.
15 I will bring a conqueror against you
    who live in Mareshah.[b](E)
The nobles of Israel
    will flee to Adullam.(F)
16 Shave(G) your head in mourning
    for the children in whom you delight;
make yourself as bald as the vulture,
    for they will go from you into exile.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 1:14 Akzib means deception.
  2. Micah 1:15 Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew for conqueror.

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