Micah preaches judgment for failing to obey the Law of Moses. And he preaches the restoration of a remnant.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize



The book is named for its author.


The author’s name is Micah. That is a shortened form of the name Micaiah, which means “Who is like YHWH?”

Micah is mentioned by the prophet Jeremiah. The Lord Jesus Christ quotes Micah twice.

Micah was from the city of Moresheth. That was a Judean town about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem. It was near the Philistine city of Gath.


Micah ministered during the days of three kings of Judah: Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. That means that Micah’s ministry was between 750 and 686 BC.

Many people assume that Micah’s ministry ended in the early part of Hezekiah’s reign, perhaps before 700 BC.


Micah preaches judgment and restoration.

Regarding judgment, the people had failed to obey the Law of Moses. For that reason, the LORD God will punish them.

Regarding restoration, there will be a remnant who will be restored to a place of prominence in the world under the Messiah.

The Book of Micah is written as poetry. It is not written as prose.




Micah 1:1. Introduction

Micah 1:2-7. Judgment will come

Micah 1:8-16. Lament over the people

Micah 2:1-5. Sins of the people

Micah 2:6-11. Sins of the false prophets

Micah 2:12-13. The regathering


Micah 3:1-4. Judgment on the rulers

Micah 3:5-8. Judgment on the false prophets

Micah 3:9-12. Judgment on the political leaders

Micah 4:1-8. Characteristics of the future kingdom

Micah 4:9-13 . Four events preceding the kingdom

Micah 5:1. Four events preceding the kingdom, continued

Micah 5:2-15. The future Messiah


Micah 6:1-5. An indictment by the LORD God

Micah 6:6-8. Micah responds on behalf of his nation

Micah 6:9-16. Judgment due to sin

Micah 7:1-6. Micah bemoans his nation’s sins

Micah 7:7-14. Micah looks to the LORD God

Micah 7:15-17. The LORD God will do miracles

Micah 7:18-20. Micah affirms the LORD God is unique



Micah 3:8. 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. (NIV translation)

Micah 6:8. He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV translation)

Micah 7:15. “Yes,” says the LORD, “I will do mighty miracles for you, like those I did when I rescued you from slavery in Egypt.” (New Living Translation)

Great verses to memorize from the entire Bible



CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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