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Micah 7:8-20 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Zion's Vindication

8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will stand up; though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.a 9 Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the Lord's rage until He argues my case and establishes justice for me.b He will bring me into the light; I will see His salvation.c 10 Then my enemy will see, and she will be covered with shame, the one who said to me, "Where is the Lord your God?"d My eyes will look at her in triumph; at that time she will be trampled like mud in the streets.e 11 A day will come for rebuilding your walls; on that day [your] boundary will be extended.f 12 On that day people will come to you from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,g even from Egypt to the Euphrates River and from sea to sea and mountain to mountain. 13 Then the earth will become a wasteland because of its inhabitants, and as a result of their actions.

Micah's Prayer Answered

14 Shepherd Your people with Your staff, the flock that is Your possession. They live aloneh in a scrubland, surrounded by pastures. Let them graze in Bashan and Gileadi as in ancient times. 15 I will show themj wondrous deedsk as in the days of your exodus from the land of Egypt. 16 Nations will see and be ashamed ofl all their power. They will put [their] hands over [their] mouths, and their ears will become deaf. 17 They will lick the dust like a snake;m they will come trembling out of their hiding places like reptiles slithering on the ground. They will tremble before the Lord our God; they will stand in awe of You. 18 Who is a God like You,n removing iniquity and passing over rebelliono for the remnant of His inheritance? He does not hold on to His anger forever, because He delights in faithful love. 19 He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all ourp sins into the depths of the sea.q 20 You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago.
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