Micah 7:1-7 (Common English Bible)

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The prophet laments

1 I'm doomed! I've become like one who, even after the summer fruit has been gathered, after the ripened fruits have been collected, has no cluster of grapes to eat, no ripe fig that I might desire. 2 Faithful ones have perished from the land; there is no righteous one among humanity. All of them lie in wait for bloodshed; they hunt each other with nets. 3 Their hands are skilled at doing evil. Official and judge alike ask for a bribe; the powerful speak however they like; this is how they conspire. 4 The good among them are like a briar; those who do the right thing are like a thorny thicket. (A day for your lookouts!a Your punishment has arrived. The confusion of the wickedb is nearby.) 5 Don't rely on a friend; put no trust in a companion; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your embrace. 6 Son disrespects father; a daughter rises up against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; the enemies of a man are those of his own household. 7 But me! I will keep watch for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
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