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The seers are ashamed.
    The fortunetellers are embarrassed.
None of them will say anything,
    because God will not speak to them.”

Micah Is an Honest Prophet of God

But the Lord’s Spirit has filled me
    with power, goodness, and strength.
So I can tell Jacob about his crimes,
    and so I can tell Israel about his sins!

The Leaders of Israel Are to Blame

Leaders of Jacob and rulers of Israel, listen to me!
    You hate the right way of living!
If something is straight,
    then you make it crooked!

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The seers will be ashamed(A)
    and the diviners disgraced.(B)
They will all cover(C) their faces(D)
    because there is no answer from God.(E)
But as for me, I am filled with power,
    with the Spirit of the Lord,
    and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression,
    to Israel his sin.(F)

Hear this, you leaders of Jacob,
    you rulers of Israel,
who despise justice
    and distort all that is right;(G)

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