Haftarah Torah Portion Balak
Micah 5:6 - 6:8

Micah 5      (Haftarah Torah Portion Balak)

 They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,the land of Nimrod with the drawn sword. He will rescue us from Assyria when he invades our land and treads within our territory.

Then the few remaining in Jacob will be amid many peoples
        like dew from the Lord,
        like spring showers upon the grass,
            which does not hope for humans or wait for human ones.
Then the few remaining in Jacob will be among the nations,
            amid many peoples,
        like a lion among the creatures of the forest,
        like a young lion among flocks
            of sheep, which when it passes by, tramples and tears to pieces
                with no one to deliver.
Your hand will be lifted over your foes;
        all your enemies will be cut off.

10 On that day—says the Lord—
        I will cut down your horses in your midst;
        I will destroy your chariots!
11 I will cut down the cities of your land;
        I will tear down your defenses!
12 I will demolish the sorceries you perform;
        you will have no more diviners!
13 I will cut down your images
        and your sacred pillars in your midst.
        You will no longer bow down to the works of your hands!
14 I will tear down your sacred poles in your midst;
        I will destroy your cities!
15 I will exact vengeance in anger
        and in wrath on the nations that don’t obey!

Micah 6      (Haftarah Torah Portion Balak)

Hear what the Lord is saying:
Arise, lay out the lawsuit before the mountains;
        let the hills hear your voice!
Hear, mountains, the lawsuit of the Lord!
        Hear, eternal foundations of the earth!
The Lord has a lawsuit against his people;
        with Israel he will argue.
“My people, what did I ever do to you?
        How have I wearied you? Answer me!
I brought you up out of the land of Egypt;
        I redeemed you from the house of slavery.
        I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam before you.
My people, remember what Moab’s King Balak had planned,
        and how Balaam, Beor’s son, answered him!
        Remember everything from Shittim to Gilgal,
        that you might learn to recognize the righteous acts of the Lord!”

With what should I approach the Lord
        and bow down before God on high?
Should I come before him with entirely burned offerings,
        with year-old calves?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
        with many torrents of oil?
Should I give my oldest child for my crime;
        the fruit of my body for the sin of my spirit?
He has told you, human one, what is good and
        what the Lord requires from you:
            to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.

Haftarah Torah Portion Balak   (Numbers 22:2 - 25:9)
Micah 5:6 - 6:8

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