| Cross Reference Bible|
World English Bible
|See commentary, The Lord's Requirements, Micah 5-7 | See Bible Dictionary|
The church, complaining of her small number,
7:1 Misery is mine!
Indeed, I am like one who gathers the summer fruits, as gleanings of the vineyard:
There is no cluster of grapes to eat.
My soul desires to eat the early fig.
7:2 The godly man has perished out of the earth,
and there is no one upright among men.
They all lie in wait for blood;
every man hunts his brother with a net.
and the general corruption,
7:3 Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently.
The ruler and judge ask for a bribe;
and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul.
Thus they conspire together.
7:4 The best of them is like a brier.
The most upright is worse than a thorn hedge.
The day of your watchmen,
even your visitation, has come;
now is the time of their confusion.
puts her confidence not in man, but in God.
7:5 Donít trust in a neighbor.
Donít put confidence in a friend.
With the woman lying in your embrace,
be careful of the words of your mouth!
7:6 For the son dishonors the father,
the daughter rises up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
a manís enemies are the men of his own house.
7:7 But as for me, I will look to Yahweh.
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.
She triumphs over her enemies.
7:8 Donít rejoice against me, my enemy.
When I fall, I will arise.
When I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light to me.
7:9 I will bear the indignation of Yahweh,
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my case, and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me forth to the light.
I will see his righteousness.
7:10 Then my enemy will see it,
and shame will cover her who said to me,where is Yahweh your God?Then my enemy will see me and will cover her shame.
Now she will be trodden down like the mire of the streets.
7:11 A day to build your walls ó
In that day, he will extend your boundary.
7:12 In that day they will come to you from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,
and from Egypt even to the River,
and from sea to sea,
and mountain to mountain.
7:13 Yet the land will be desolate because of those who dwell therein,
for the fruit of their doings.
She prays to God.
7:14 Shepherd your people with your staff,
the flock of your heritage,
who dwell by themselves in a forest,
in the midst of fertile pasture land, let them feed;
in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
God comforts her by promises of confusion to her enemies;7:15 ďAs in the days of your coming forth out of the land of Egypt,
I will show them marvelous things.Ē
7:16 The nations will see and be ashamed of all their might.
They will lay their hand on their mouth.
Their ears will be deaf.
7:17 They will lick the dust like a serpent.
Like crawling things of the earth they shall come trembling out of their dens.
They will come with fear to Yahweh our God,
and will be afraid because of you.
and by his mercies.
7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity,
and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesnít retain his anger forever,
because he delights in loving kindness.
7:19 He will again have compassion on us.
He will tread our iniquities under foot;
and you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
7:20 You will give truth to Jacob,
and mercy to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.