Micah, Chapter 7

7:1 Woe is me! For I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat; my soul desires the first-ripe fig.
7:2 The godly has perished from the earth, and the upright is not among man: all of them lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
7:3 Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asks, and the judge [is ready] for a reward; and the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.
7:4 The best of them is as a brier; the upright is [worse] than a thorn hedge: the day of your watchmen, even your visitation, has come; now will be their perplexity.
7:5 Don't trust+ in a companion; don't put+ confidence in a best friend; keep the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom.
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 man's 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.
7:8 Don't rejoice against me, O 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 cause, and executes judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] 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? My eyes will see [my desire] on her; now she will be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
7:11 A day for building your walls! In that day the decree will be far removed.
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 [from] mountain to mountain.
7:13 Yet the land will be desolate because of those who dwell in it, for the fruit of their doings.
7:14 Shepherd your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which stay solitarily, in the forest in the midst of Carmel: let them pasture in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
7:15 As in the days of your coming forth out of the land of Egypt I will show him marvelous things.
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 will come trembling out of their close places; they will come with fear to Yahweh our God, and will be afraid because of you.
7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He does not 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 perform the truth to Jacob, [and] the loving-kindness to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

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