Micah 6

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The Book of Micah

Chapter 7

1

Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: [there is] no cluster to eat:2 my soul desired14 the firstripe fruit.

2

The good [man] is perished1 out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in wait4 for blood; they hunt4 every man his brother with a net.

3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly,53 the prince asketh,6 and the judge6 [asketh] for a reward; and the great [man], he uttereth6 his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.17

4

The best of them [is] as a brier: the most upright [is sharper] than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen18 [and] thy visitation cometh;1 now shall be their perplexity.

5

Trust55 ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence4 in a guide: keep3 the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth6 in thy bosom.

6

For the son dishonoureth18 the father, the daughter riseth up5 against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies6 [are] the men of his own house.

7

Therefore I will look17 unto the LORD; I will wait55 for the God of my salvation: my God will hear4 me.

8

Rejoice4 not against me, O mine enemy:6 when I fall,1 I shall arise;1 when I sit4 in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me.

9

I will bear4 the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned1 against him, until he plead4 my cause, and execute1 judgment for me: he will bring me forth55 to the light, [and] I shall behold4 his righteousness.

10

Then [she that is] mine enemy6 shall see4 [it], and shame shall cover17 her which said6 unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold4 her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.

11

[In] the day that thy walls are to be built,2 [in] that day shall the decree be far removed.4

12

[In] that day [also] he shall come4 even to thee from Assyria, and [from] the fortified 4692 cities, and from the fortress 4692 even to the river, and from sea to sea, and [from] mountain to mountain.

13

Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell6 therein, for the fruit of their doings.

14

Feed3 thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell6 solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed4 [in] Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

15

According to the days of thy coming out2 of the land of Egypt will I shew55 unto him marvellous12 [things].

16

The nations shall see4 and be confounded4 at all their might: they shall lay4 [their] hand upon [their] mouth, their ears shall be deaf.4

17

They shall lick17 the dust like a serpent, they shall move4 out of their holes like worms5 of the earth: they shall be afraid4 of the LORD our God, and shall fear4 because of thee.

18

Who [is] a God like unto thee, that pardoneth6 iniquity, and passeth by6 the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth52 not his anger for ever, because he delighteth1 [in] mercy.

19

He will turn again,4 he will have compassion17 upon us; he will subdue4 our iniquities; and thou wilt cast55 all their sins into the depths of the sea.

20

Thou wilt perform4 the truth to Jacob, [and] the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn8 unto our fathers from the days of old.

Nahum 1