Micah has a bitter rebuke concerning the savage behavior of the leaders in Israel and Jacob. Yahweh, via Micah, used descriptive language to explain what these leaders were doing to their people, treating them like cattle. Micah wanted them to listen to what he had to say. They hated the good things, but loved the evil things. They were skinning the people, tearing off their flesh, and eating them like cannibals. They were breaking their bones and chopping them up to boil them like meat in a kettle. This was despicable behavior.
Yahweh was going to spare some of these Israelites from his sword of death. They would escape scattered among the various nations and countries. Those that escaped would remember Yahweh in their captivity countries. They would remember how Yahweh had crushed their reckless hearts and eyes that turned away from Yahweh to their idols. They would become despicable in their own eyes. They would realize that they had committed evils and abominations. They would then know that Yahweh had not threatened in vain about this disaster that came upon them.