M I C A H.
In this chapter we have, I. The sins with which
the people of Israel are charged—covetousness and oppression,
fraudulent and violent practices (ver. 1, 2), dealing barbarously, even with
women and children, and other harmless people, ver. 8, 9. Opposition of God's prophets and
silencing them (ver. 6,
7), and delighting in false prophets, ver. 11. II. The judgments with which they
are threatened for those sins, that they should be humbled, and
impoverished (ver. 3-5),
and banished, ver. 10. III.
Gracious promises of comfort, reserved for the good people among
them, in the Messiah, ver. 12,
13. And this is the sum and scope of most of the
chapters of this and other prophecies.