Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is the last word of the King James translation of Micah?||Micah
old. Micah 7:20 "Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old."
I hope you enjoyed this quiz on Micah. The next quiz will be on the book of Nahum.
|How long does Micah say God will stay angry?||Micah
not forever. Micah 7:18 "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy."
This verse can be cross-referenced to a verse in the New Testament which says: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (I John 1:9)
|Micah 6:4 (King James Version) mentions Miriam. Who was Miriam?||Micah
Moses' sister. Micah 6:4 "For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam."
Miriam was the one who helped keep Moses alive by sending him down the river so he would not be killed when the Pharoah was killing all the Hebrew baby boys.
Moses' wife was named Zipporah. His mother was Jochebed.
|What two places are mentioned in Micah 5:6 (King James Version)?||Micah
Assyria and Nimrod. Micah 5:6 "And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders."
Assyria was located in Northern Mesopotamaia. The land of Nimrod refers to the land that King Nimrod ruled over.
|Verse 4:12 in the King James Version mentions sheaves. What are sheaves?||Micah
Harvest grains bound together in a bundle. Micah 4:12 says, "But they know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor."
There is a Christian song called "Bringing in the Sheaves." Often the lyrics are misunderstood and people think the song is "Bringing in the Sheep."
|What was Zion "built up" with according to the King James Version?||Micah
blood. Micah 3:10 "They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity."
This refers to the fighting and thus bloodshed in the history of Israel.
|What does he say he's full of in 3:8 (King James Version)?||Micah
power. Micah 3:8 "But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin."
Micah's name means "Who is like Yahweh?", according to Holman's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary.
|How is "this time" described in Micah 2:3 (King James Version)?||Micah
evil. Micah 2:3 "Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil."
God is angry with the people and has told them they will be punished.
|What bird is mentioned in Micah 1:16 (King James Version)?||Micah
eagle. Micah 1:16 "Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee."
Eagles are important creatures in the Bible as they are considered majestic. They can usually live 20-30 years, and every year the adult eagles will have two eaglets, of which usually only one survives to become an adult eagle. (information taken from Rev. Tim Gibson's "Big Picture" Bible website).
|How will the mountains be when the Lord returns, according to Micah 1:4 (King James Version)?||Micah
molten. Micah 1:4 "And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place."
Molten rock is of course melted rock; another definition that was in the dictionary is to dissolve.
because He delights in mercy. "Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy."
(King James Version)
one who will tell the people about wine and strong drink. "If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people."
This verse seems to indicate that a prophet not walking in God's Holy Spirit, but in the spirit of man, will be allowed to mislead people who wish to be misled.
|In Micah 5, a "remnant" or a remaining group of Jacob's descendants (Jews), are to be left alive, but where will they be living, according to Micah 5:7 and 8? ||BBB Bible Series: Micah
in the midst of many people. "And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people..." (verse 7).
"And the remnant of Jacob shall be in among the Gentiles in the midst of many people..." (verse 8).
One of God's purposes for Israel may be for that nation to be a blessing for all the earth, based on His promise to Isaac in Genesis 26:4.
"... and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;"
|In Micah 4:11-13, he speaks of many nations gathered together to do harm to Israel. In the King James Version of the Bible, what does he say will be the final result of the actions of such nations? ||BBB Bible Series: Micah
Israel will beat many people in pieces. In the 13th verse, Micah prophesies that God "... will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many people; and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth." (King James Version)
Compare this to the fate of the graven images in Micah 1:7. The same thing happens to these enemies of God who attack His people; the Jewish people beat both of them to pieces.
|"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratha, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel: whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."
(Micah 5:2 KJV)
Along with Jerusalem, this location has been called the "city of... WHOM"? ||BBB Bible Series: Micah
David. Bethlehem at the time of Christ was a small town in Judah; it now lies in Israel on the West Bank of the Jordan River. Beit Lahm, as it is called today, has long been believed to be the birthplace of Christ, especially by Christians.
Although Jerusalem is known as the "city of David", Bethlehem has been referred to the same way. This area was King David's ancestral home, and as such, has properly been called his city, as well as the city of Jerusalem.
|Micah 4:3 is almost identical in its wording to another verse in the Old Testament/Tanakh. Which other Bible book contains very similar wording in the King James Version?
"And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."||BBB Bible Series: Micah
Isaiah. The rendering found in Isaiah 2:4 is almost identical to that found in Micah.
"And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
|What horrific action are the princes of Judah engaged in, at least in a prophetic or metaphorical way, as described in Micah 3?
(King James Version)||BBB Bible Series: Micah
cannibalism. "And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment? Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron." - Micah 3:1-3, King James Version.
|The beginning chapters of Micah address judgments that are about to be passed on the lands of Samaria and Judah, as well as the princes and the prophets of the land of Judah. What does Micah say will be the fate of the graven images found in Samaria, in Micah 1:7?
(King James Version) ||BBB Bible Series: Micah
they will be beaten to pieces. "And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces..."
(King James Version)
Micah describes how the people of Samaria have been living and shows just how useless their idol gods are to them.
"Who Is Like Yahweh?". Micayahu, shortened to Micahai, and even more abbreviated as Micah, means "Who Is Like Yahweh?" Micah even provides a hint to his own name and the concept of God as a unique being over all the universe in Chapter 7, vs. 18.
"Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy." (King James Version)